Motors & Drives

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Developing a New Generation of Energy Efficient Motors

Developing a New Generation of Energy Efficient Motors

NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC MACHINES Department of Energy AMO’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program is an RD&D effort leveraging recent technology advancements in power electronics and electric motors to develop a new generation of energy efficient, high power density, high speed, integrated medium voltage (MV) drive systems for a wide variety of critical energy applications.

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Calculating the Measured Efficiency of a Motor

High Efficiency Motors Manufacturing Tomorrow, November 15. 2016 The final measured efficiency of a motor is calculated based only on the elements of the particular application they’re used in. For the motors themselves, without a load, manufacturers provide ratings based on standard formulas. To understand high efficiency motors you only need to know what makes

q-sync motors

Q-Sync Motors Benefit Consumers and Utilities

Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits QM Power’s advanced new Q-Sync motor provides improved efficiency versus shaded-pole and electronically commutated (EC) motors. Not only do Q-Sync motors benefit businesses through energy and demand savings, but they also benefit the utilities at the source by reducing apparent power (total power delivered from the grid) through power factor

motor-driven system efficiency

Motor-Driven System Efficiency Provides Energy Saving Opportunities

Regulations look past motors to improve system efficiencies Plant Engineering, May 6, 2016. Image credit: S.J. de Waard – CC BY-SA 3.0, Electric motor system efficiency and power electronics are impacting future energy saving opportunities as attention moves from motor efficiency to motor-driven system efficiency. In the U.S., the first move was to apply motor

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Water Treatment Plants Can Achieve Energy Neutrality

Making Water Service Energy-Neutral Automation World, March 24, 2016. Image credit: Quadronet_Webdesign Typically, water and wastewater treatment processes account for 25-40 percent of a local municipality’s electricity consumption. With energy reduction in water production, water distribution, wastewater pumping and wastewater treatment, combined with increased energy production from the wastewater treatment process, water service companies can achieve

QM Power

QM Power Exhibits Innovation in Electric Motors

KC company’s revolutionary electric motor: 50% more efficient Kansas City Business Journal, March 21, 2016. Image credit: QM Power Kansas City-based QM Power has developed the most significant innovation in electric motors in 50 years, creating a level of energy efficiency the company expects will revolutionize the market. QM Power’s new Q-Sync Smart Synchronous Motor


The Benefits of Increasing the Efficiency of Gearmotors

Gearmotors enhance material handling energy efficiency Design World, March 11, 2016. Image credit: NORD Energy efficiency is an ever growing concern and a focus point in the manufacturing and material handling portions of the supply chain industry, not only to reduce cost and time, but also to help protect the environment. Gearmotors, electric motors, speed

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How Will 3D Printing Impact the Manufacturing Industry?

Is 3D Printing the Future of Sustainable Manufacturing? Environmental Leader, November 24, 2015. Image credit: Waag Society 3D printing increases efficiency and reduces waste, making it a valuable tool in efforts to make manufacturing more sustainable. Its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water. The environmental and economic benefits of