SynRM-Motor drive train efficiencies

Looking Beyond the Motor for Increased Drive Train Efficiencies

The importance of drive train efficiency Control Engineering, December 6, 2016 Rather than breaking down the drivetrain into different sections and focussing on a single component, such as the motor, Bauer believes that a view should be taken of a single, ‘electro-mechanical’ package – one which must be fully integrated to achieve maximum performance. Despite […]

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Advancing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

DOE Funds Projects to Develop Electric Motor Innovations ACHR News, December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the […]

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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. […]

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 […]