Motors are used for almost every machine required in industry. However, they are far from an infallible operation. In fact, AC induction motors could be accounting for up to 65% of your business’ energy costs.
At present, only 10% of motors operate in applications using variable speed conditions. This means that the vast majority operate at a fixed speed, making the simple installation of a variable speed drive into a fixed speed application an unsustainable solution. In fact, this approach often increases machine running costs by 6-8%.
During any duty cycle, the load placed on any motor fluctuates significantly from 0 to 100%. Yet, traditional motors have no way of adjusting the amount of power consumed to match the amount of work required. This means that if your machine is working on low power, it might be consuming just as much energy as it would when running at full capacity.
Luckily, Integra changes this…