Bannister Urges for OEMs to Build With Future Energy Efficiency Requirements Now

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Motor efficiency: aiming high Control Engineering Europe, October 30, 2017 Brian Bannister argues that it is better for OEMs to build in compliance to electric motor energy efficiency requirements now, to avoid the need for future product redesigns, and to provide customers with immediate energy saving benefits. New European statutory efficiency requirements for electric motors, which … Read more

Electric Motor Efficiency Classes in EU, US, and China

Electric Motor Efficiency Classes in EU, US, and China George Sorin Ioan for Zondits, February 26, 2015 The legislatures in the three largest economies in the world (as of 2013 – according to the International Monetary Fund) have similar requirements and classifications for motor efficiency. Because of this, motor manufacturers could design one motor and … Read more

New Motor Drive Analyzer from Teledyne LeCroy


Teledyne LeCroy Announces Motor Drive Analyzer PR Newswire, February 4, 2015 Teledyne LeCroy today announces the MDA800 Series of Motor Drive Analyzers (MDAs) that combine three-phase power analyzer static (steady-state) calculations, unique dynamic three-phase power and mechanical motor analysis capabilities, and high bandwidth (1 GHz) embedded control system debug in a single instrument. The Motor … Read more

Which VFD Control Method is Most Efficient?

Motors account for at least half of the energy consumed in the U.S. Selecting the right control method for an application lets the motor run most efficiently while maximizing torque and overall performance. Efficiently run motors also use less energy and experience less downtime for greater overall savings.

Prototype Motor Replaces Copper with Carbon Nanotube Yarn

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) introduces the first electrical motor applying carbon nanotube yarn. The material replaces copper wires in windings. The motor is a step towards lightweight, efficient electric drives. Its output power is 40 W and rotation speed 15000 rpm.