As of January 2015, mandatory EU legislation will start to kick in requiring that all motors used in Europe with a rated output of 7.5 - 375 kW must meet either the IE3 efficiency level or IE2 if controlled by a variable speed drive.
It is estimated that electric motors account for approximately 70% of the electricity consumed by European industry, this legislation is targeted at reducing the overall burden on energy consumption.
Fortunately, with the help of Invertek’s Inverter Drive technology, meeting the requirements of this legislation is both practical and financially attractive since it is estimated that life-cycle energy consumption costs are likely to be 3300% higher than the cost of the motor.
Combined with Scattergood & Johnson’s extensive Ex Stock availability and free technical support, red tape no longer needs to give you a red face!
Contact your local branch
today and understand how the upcoming changes will affect your business.
For more information on the legislative changes, the official Journal of the EU can be downloaded here: EU Jornal
There is also a very helpful independent booklet called Electric Motor System Efficiency produced by CAPIEL, the European low voltage Switchgear and Controlgear manufacturers association which can be viewed here: CAPIEL Guide