By deciding to use energy efficient motors, you can improve the performance of your machinery and lower your energy costs, while at the same time having positive effects on the environment. ABB’s energy efficient motors are designed and labeled to comply with the international standards.
MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standards) for low voltage motors have played an important role in helping countries to meet their energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions targets. For motor users, MEPS have led to an overall increase in motor efficiency and made it easier to compare efficiency levels between manufacturers.
These benefits have prompted many countries around the world to adopt their own MEPS. However, the actual requirements vary between the different countries - please click the highlighted link to see for more information about the main regions and countries.
Wherever energy is used, energy can also be saved. In fact, improving energy efficiency is the most effective way to cut CO2 emissions. At ABB, we aim to keep the world turning, while saving energy every day.
Commission Regulation EU 2019/1781 sets new requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives.
Reuters article by Stefan Floeck on how new circular business models are driving sustainability and what ABB are doing to adopt the circularity approach in line with the 2030 sustainability strategy.
Tighter energy efficiency rules for electric motors and drives, in force from July 2021, could have serious consequences for unwary OEMs, as Jukka Hannuksela explains.
Jukka Hannuksela sees the harmonization of international (IEC) standards into local and national standards as the most important step when discussing the energy efficiency performance of electric motors.
Efficiency classes for low voltage motors
Efficiency measurement methods for low voltage motors
Commission regulation EU 2019/1781 setting new regulations for electric motors and variable speed drives
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ABB and HKS The Metal Company joined forces to reduce energy consumption by choosing the direction of circularity – helping reduce emissions through recycling.
Metsä Board's Husum mill in Sweden is an integrated board and pulp mill. Thanks to ABB SynRM motors and drives the facility is saving energy and money in their energy-intensive operations.
ABB will deliver automation, electrification, quality control systems, motors and drives for Renewcell’s new industrial textile recycling production line in Sundsvall, Sweden.
Ageing infrastructure upgraded to enable water supply system to operated more efficiently and cost effectively, with ABB SynRM motors and drives.
Model Group, a packaging manufacturer, upgraded a paper machine with energy efficient ABB IE4 motors including drives, significantly increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
Evides Waterbedrijf building success in the water business on sustainability, pioneering the first use of ABB's low-energy SynRM motor and drive technology in the Netherlands providing estimated 20% energy savings at its latest pumping station project.
A worn out hydraulic motor on a 23 year old blow molding machine at Northern Ireland's PrimePac was using excessive energy and producing innacurate speed holding, leading to poor quality plastic bottles.
Up to 15 percent lower energy use, a significant reduction in motor maintenance costs and a drop in audiable noise are achieved with the installation of an ABB synchronous reluctance motor and drive (SynRM) package on a twin extruder application.
ABB will supply the complete power and process electrical system for Metsä Group's new bioproducts mill in Äänekoski, central Finland. The first mill to operate fully free from fossil fuels will increase the share of renewable energy and generate twice as much power as it consumes.
In Germany, a sausage maker that has been in business for nearly two centuries was looking for ways to save energy in its production processes. It found that by replacing the fan motors in its smokehouses with ABB’s IE4 motors it could cut the fans’ energy use in half.
Switching to a modern ABB rib cooled motor and drive package on its cane crusher helped Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills in Pakistan to reduce energy use by more than 40 percent.
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