Motor makers seek time to meet energy norms No suitable raw material, infra in place, say manufacturers thehundu.com, December 2, 2017 Manufacturers of electric motors have sought additional time to comply with the energy efficiency norms stipulated by the government earlier this year. According to them, the appropriate raw materials should be available in adequate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mandatory IE3 electric motors appearing in OEM machines Plant Engineer, January 14, 2015 From this month (1 January 2015), premium-efficiency IE3 motors are compulsory for all new machines in the range 7.5—375kW under EC 640/2009, the EU MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) regulations. IE2 motors are no longer permitted (beyond notified exceptions, such as ATEX […]
Nearly half of the electricity consumed in the manufacturing sector is used for powering motors, such as for fans, pumps, conveyors, and compressors. About two thirds of this machine-drive consumption occurs in the bulk chemicals, food, petroleum and coal products, primary metals, and paper industries.