There can be a lot of hype surrounding motor and drive efficiency. However, from a machine designer prospective, the new motor efficiency standards don't really affect the machine builder, but there are some things to be aware of. On the variable-frequency-drive (VFD) side of things, capabilities and features continue to improve, and you should know how reducing speed matters. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been involved with energy efficiency standards since 1975 when it released the 10 CFR Part 431 Energy Conservation Program. As of June 1, the Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 431 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial and…Full Story
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