Climate change and rising energy costs are increasing the need for more efficient system processes in water and wastewater applications. Mitchell Lewis & Staver offers an array of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and NEMA Control Panels to optimize the supply of water and conserve energy while protecting pumps and piping in water systems to reduce downtime and water loss.

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  • UL-listed single-phase units provide phase conversion for applications in remote areas
  • Conformal coating of circuit boards standard
  • Outdoor-rated option: NEMA 4X / IP66
  • On-board manual via "info" key
  • Up to 98% drive efficiency
  • 500' shielded / 1000' unshielded motor cable runs as standard
  • Multiple pump cascade controller
  • Flow / pressure / level control
  • Auto-tuning PI controller with flow compensation of setpoint
  • Initial, Final and Check Valve ramps
  • Preventive maintenance functions

Our state-of-the-art facility manufactures both standard and custom control panels per UL508A or UL698A standards. Our panels use only high-quality Danfoss/Vacon variable frequency drives (VFDs) and range in size from 5 HP to 1,300 HP and beyond.

We offer a full array of built-in features including filtration, programmable logic controllers (PLC), touchscreen operation interface, telemetry options and multiple communication protocols.

We specialize in solutions for Industrial, Wastewater and Water Product applications including agricultural, irrigation, food and beverage, industrial and commercial. Mitchell’s Controls provides full panel customization, system testing, technical assistance, product training, and follow-up support.


  • NEMA 3R Rated
  • Danfoss FC202 Aqua Drive
  • Hand-off-Auto & Speed Potentiometer
  • Service Entry Rated Disconnect
  • LINE reactor safeguards against voltage spikes and reduced harmonic distortion
  • PID Autotune automatically scans and determines best values for constant water pressure
  • Recording Data
  • Preventive maintenance functions
  • D-Series: Enclosed panel with fan cooling
  • W-Series: Heat Sync Cooling, no paper filters to change, non-clogging, less maintenance
  • Mitchell’s Controls provides full panel customization, documentation, system testing, technical assistance, product training, and follow-up support
  • In-house Engineering Department will design and develop wiring schematics, layouts, and 3D renderings
  • Remote monitoring 
  • Engineering resources to support enhanced PLC/SCADA programming capabilities for:
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Siemens
    • GE
    • Modicon

Please contact your local Mitchell Lewis & Staver sales representative to review your application requirements. Whether it is a standard off-the-shelf product or a customized control panel, we want to make sure that you receive the right product for your application. 

Engineering Solutions

Mitchell's Genuine Controls

Whether your job requires an off the shelf solution or a custom control panel, Mitchell’s has a solution to meet your precise specifications across a variety of industries and applications.


The new generation VLT AQUA Drive can realistically offer first-year cost savings of between 10–30% compared to traditional drive solutions. Its high lifetime availability and low energy consumption and maintenance costs provide you with the lowest cost of ownership. The quick and user-friendly setup reduces installation time ensuring a fast route to maximum energy efficiency and motor control. By collecting the most important parameters in one place, the risk of incorrect configuration is reduced significantly.

VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202

The VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202 is designed to provide the highest level of performance of AC-motor-driven applications. Each drive is factory tested with a load connected, as a complete assembly. Featuring a wide range of powerful standard features, which can be expanded, with modular plug-and-play options, for performance-improving upgrades in the field. This drive is equally suited to both new and retrofit projects.  


Easy Commissioning - SmartStart setup wizard guides the user through a series of simple steps to ensure accurate and efficient motor control.



Configurable - Built-in intelligence for increased performance and dedicated features highlight maximum user flexibility for all types of water applications.

Reliable - SmartStart setup wizard guides the user through a series of simple steps to ensure accurate and efficient motor control.

  • Short circuit and ground fault protection prevents damage to both the supply side and the motor side.
  • Line or motor phase imbalance monitoring maintains full torque under extreme conditions.
  • Over and under-voltage protection of drive and motor
  • Over-temperature monitoring provides operation capabilities in extreme temperatures
  • Electronic Thermal Protection protect the motor
  • Optimum heat dissipation lengthens drive life
  • 100% factory load testing

Energy & Cost Savings - Dedicated features highlight maximum user flexibility for all types of water applications. 

  • Automatic Motor Adaptations (AMA) – Optimal motor tuning without spinning motor shaft
  • Automatic Energy Optimization - Savings of 5%-15% due to Control algorithm and design focused on reducing heat loss, to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Maintenance Costs – pipes and rotating equipment are protected by software







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