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EU Extends Motor Efficiency Regulations to Include VSDs

EU Extends Motor Efficiency Regulations to Include VSDs

EU plans tougher motor efficiency regs – and to add VSDs Drives and Controls, November 3, 2015. Image credit: Winsker The Commission is proposing to raise minimum efficiency levels on some types of motor, introduce regulations for smaller motors and for VSDs (variable-speed drives), remove the option to use VSDs with lower-efficiency motors, and extend the

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Q-Sync Captures the Food-Cooling Market

New energy-efficient motor could save grocers thousands Star Tribune, October 10, 2015. Image credit: QM Power It’s called the Q-Sync Smart Synchronous Motor, and Flynn says it is “one of the coolest things” he’s ever invented. And now the Q-Sync, designated an “emerging energy-saving technology” by the Department of Energy, is ready for market. Specifically,

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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

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Merging Electrical & Hydraulic Systems for Improved VSD Pump Efficiency

Eaton increases energy efficiency with variable speed drive hydraulic pump solutions Filtration Separation, June 10, 2015. Image credit: ABB The fully integrated electro-hydraulic system is widely scalable. It comprises a broad range of vane and piston pumps, filters, frequency inverters, control and switch gear as well as Eaton’s innovative SmartWire-DT intelligent wiring technology. Combining the

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Renesas Develops RX23T Group of MCUs as Energy Efficient Solution

Renesas Electronics Improves Energy Efficiency With Precision Control Solution for Home Appliances, Industrial and Office Equipment Buisness Wire, April 23, 2015. Image credit: Medvedev Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, continues to develop embedded solutions that contribute to a reduced energy footprint. Today, the company introduced the RX23T Group of microcontrollers

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