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ABB Synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM)

The Synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) has become commercially viable as a high efficiency alternative to the induction motor in recent years. The core idea of a SynRM motor is that the rotor has no windings or magnets, just electric steel plates stacked together to form a rotor package. Unlike in an induction motor, a SynRM rotor has no induced current and thus no losses. This makes SynRM the perfect combination of simplicity and efficiency.  

 

Key benefits of Synchronous reluctance motors

ABB Synchronous reluctance motors are the respond to global megatrends. Climate change and environmental responsibility are driving huge changes across all industries.

ABB SynRM motors helps you to:

  1. Reduce your environmental impact by using less electricity and reducing CO2 emissions.
  2. Improve your sustainability by meeting current and future efficiency standards and by increasing efficiency and productivity.
  3. Increase your reliability and ensure the most sustainable and long-lasting performance by minimizing motor failures and downtime.
  4. Improve the quality of your production by accurate torque and speed control
  5. Upgrade your retrofits by replacing standard induction motors in any industrial application


Highlights

Types of ABB Synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motors

IE5 Synchronous reluctance motors
High output Synchronous reluctance motors

ABB IE5 SynRM motors deliver a new level of efficiency: Ultra-premium. 

By upgrading to ABB's IE5 SynRM motor, you can reduce energy losses by 40%, save electricity 18 terawatt-hours in a year and reduce CO2 emissions by 6 million tonnes over the motor lifetime. Changing just one motor can make a difference.

Our IE5 SynRM motors offer you:

  • Verified IE5 efficiency
  • Lower bearing and winding temperatures
  • Longer bearing life-time
  • Better partial load efficiency
  • More precise process control
  • Permanent magnet motor performance - without rare earth magnets

Product range:

  • Motor type: M3AL/M3BL
  • Output: 5.5–315 kW
  • Frame sizes: IEC 132–315
ABB's High output Synchronous reluctance motors is a powerful yet highly compact motor that’s up to three frame sizes smaller than a conventional motor.

Our High output SynRM motors offer you:

  • More output from a smaller motor 
  • Lower bearing and winding temperatures
  • Longer bearing life-time
  • Induction motor levels of cost-efficiency and service-friendliness
  • Permanent magnet motor performance - without magnets

Product range:

  • Motor type: M3AL/M3BL
  • Output: 1.1–350 kW
  • Frame sizes: IEC 90–315

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