Size Range of Electronically Commutated Motors Grows

Industrial Efficiency

NovaTorque, Inc. Expands its Ultra Efficient PremiumPlus+ ECPM Motor Line to the 2hp to 10hp Power Range

Automation World, January 20, 2014

NovaTorque, Inc., a Fremont CA based producer of ultra efficient, cost-effective, electronically commutated permanent magnet motors, introduces 7.5hp and 10hp horsepower models of its PremiumPlus+ motors. NovaTorque motors use low-cost ferrite magnets in an innovative flux-focusing design to deliver the superior efficiency of rare-earth permanent magnet motors at a price that is competitive with induction motors.

“NovaTorque’s new 7.5hp and 10hp versions, driven by variable frequency drives, boast motor-only rated point efficiency of over 94 percent, a full 3 point advantage over NEMA Premium induction motors. That advantage grows under partial load, as is the case in variable speed fan applications, with typical efficiency improvements ranging from 5% to 15%. In a high duty cycle 10hp fan application in an average cost of power area, annual energy cost savings can exceed $300,” says Scott Johnson, NovaTorque’s Vice President of Sales. “The advantage is even more dramatic when compared to the current installed base of induction motors, where efficiency improvements of 20 percent or more are achievable,” continues Johnson.

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