What percentage of motors are currently controlled by Variable Speed Drives?

ABB estimates that its drives in operation worldwide save about 115 million megawatt hours of electricity every year, the equivalent of 14 nuclear reactors. That also amounts to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 97 million tons per year, more than the annual emissions of Finland. Using a drive with a 30 kilowatt (kW) motor […]

What percentage of industrial electricity is consumed by electric motors?

The background and technology There are millions of motors in use in industry and offices around the world. They operate sewage and irrigation pumps, milking machines and ski lifts, paper machines and power-plant fans, sawmill conveyors and hospital ventilation systems, to name just a few examples. In fact, more than 65 percent of industrial electrical […]