3D printing sustainability

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 […]

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Boosting Operation Efficiency With Motors, Drives, and Generators

Motors, drives and generators enhance efficiency and reliability World Pumps, September 19, 2015. Image credit: World Pumps Electric motors are the largest individual source of energy use, accounting for 45% of the world’s electricity consumption, and over half of this energy demand originates from motors used in pumps and compressors. Over the last 50 years, […]

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DOE Updates NEMA Premium Regulation Standards

Motor Regulations and System Engineering Automation World, September 11, 2015. Image credit: Siemens Starting next year, gear motors, brake motors and inverter duty motors—which had previously been excluded from the Department of Energy’s NEMA Premium regulations—must now meet the standard. During a recent meeting at Siemens’ gear motor assembly plant in Greenville, S.C., Rich Mintz, […]

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Carbon Footprint Reduction Through High Efficiency Motors

Economic and Environmental Benefits of Energy Efficient Motors Pace Today, July 27, 2015. Image credit: miniformat65 International efficiency classes Two important elements of any MEPS are the rules that specify how efficiency should be measured and what efficiency classes should be used. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) uses IEC 60034-30:2008 to specify International Efficiency classes, referred […]

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ATEX-Compliant Motors Improve Reliability & Reduce Energy Usage

WEG launches ATEX-compliant geared motors World Pumps, June 22, 2015. Image credit: euphoricdistraction Combining robust gear units from WEG’s subsidiary WATT Drive with energy-efficient W22X motors – available in frame sizes from IEC 71 to IEC 800 and energy efficiency classes up to IE4 – the new range is ideal for harsh processing applications in nearly […]