What is the most efficient Drive and Motor package available?

A motor with new rotor design gives 40% energy saving over conventional motors. ABB has launched a new motor based on an innovative rotor design, offering high efficiency and high power output. Using synchronous reluctance technology, the new motor is robust and has practically no losses. The motor is offered as a complete package together […]

What is the energy cost of an electric motor over 10 years?

When buying a motor–driven system, it is much more important to consider its running costs that its purchase price. To compare purchase prices only is a false economy and overlooks the considerable financial benefit of lower lifetime costs. Any capital saved by not investing in the most efficient motor and control system can be lost […]

How Can I Claim ECA For Motors and Drives?

Drives and motors come under the listed technology section, that means all eligible motors and drives must be listed on the Energy Technology Product List at the time of purchase in order to be eligible for an ECA. Claims should be based on the invoice value of the eligible product. Claims may include additional direct […]

What is the ECA Scheme?

Q) What is the ECA Scheme?  A) The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) Scheme is a key part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change. It provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria. This website provides background information about the scheme and its benefits. Please note that as of […]

What are the benefits of high efficiency motors, IE2, IE3 and IE4?

When buying a motor–driven system, it is much more important to consider its running costs that its purchase price. To only compare purchase prices is a false economy and overlooks the considerable financial benefit of lower lifetime costs. Any capital saved by not investing in the most efficient motor and control system can be lost […]

What is an energy-efficient motor?

Motor efficiency is the ratio of mechanical power output to the electrical power input, usually expressed as a percentage. Considerable variation exists between the performance of standard and energy-efficient motors (see Figure 1). Improved design, materials, and manufacturing techniques enable energy-efficient motors to accomplish more work per unit of electricity consumed. Energy-efficient motors offer other […]

What design should I consider when choosing a new motor?

Motor Size – Size motors for efficiency. Motors should be sized to operate with a load factor between 65% and 100%. The common practice of oversizing results in less efficient motor operation. For example, a motor operating at a 35% load is less efficient than a smaller motor that is matched to the same load […]