NORD provides decision tree for new motor efficiency rules

  • May 17, 2011
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May 17, 2011 – Many drive technology customers are currently in the middle of adapting to the new efficiency requirements for electric motors, while some are only just starting to familiarize themselves with the standards. It is about time to do so: from June 16, 2011, only motors fulfilling IE2 efficiency requirements can be used for certain types of applications within the EU market. In addition to face-to-face consultation for customers worldwide,

NORD Drivesystems provides helpful and instructive resource information online. Clients who are unsure whether their chosen motor complies with the energy efficiency require-ments, and which alternative is best suited, can use NORD's decision tree which is available for download from the website (nord.com > IE2 motors > decision tree). Also available online, an interactive energy saving calculator determines the operating cost savings offered by IE2 motors during continuous operation based on plant and machine data. Moreover, a print version of the new M7000 motor catalog can be ordered from the NORD website, or a PDF version can be downloaded directly. The concise brochure lists the efficiency requirements in different markets worldwide and, organized by target regions, helps users choose the right motor.

Company Background A developer and manufacturer of drive technology, NORD Drivesystems employs some 2,600 people and is one of the world's leading suppliers of full-scale, comprehensive drive solutions. NORD's portfolio ranges from standard drives to customized solutions for demanding application requirements, e.g. based on energy-efficient or explosion-protected drives. Gross sales amount to EUR 337 mn p.a. (2010). Founded in 1965, the company has grown to include 35 subsidiaries around the world today. NORD has established an extensive distribution and service network to ensure minimal lead times and provide customer-oriented services wherever needed on short notice. NORD’s wide variety of gear types covers torques from 10 Nm to 200,000 Nm. The company also manufactures motors delivering outputs from .12 kW to 200 kW, and power electronics ranging from frequency inverters to servo controllers. NORD's inverter line-up features conventional models for installation in control cabinets as well as design types for fully integrated drive units in decentralized automation environments.  

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