Energy Efficient Drives

Energy consumption of electric drive units

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In industrial applications, electric drive units are responsible for between 30-40% of all electrical energy generated. Optimization of efficiency for the entire drive system including the application/process is a significant factor – the potential savings is typically about 30-60%.

Transition to IE3 on January 1, 2017 Energy-efficient NORD motors for global use


On January 1, 2017, efficiency requirements on electric motors in the European Union will become stricter according to the Regulation (EC) 640/2009 implementing Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC.