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NORD UNIVERSAL motor complies with the new Ecodesign Regulation

From 01 July 2021, the new Ecodesign Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 will tighten the measures with regard to energy efficiency of electric motors and speed controls. The use of IE3 motors in additional performance areas is thus not only economically attractive but also mandatory. With the energy-efficient NORD UNIVERSAL motor for power ranges from 0.12 to 45 kW, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers an economic IE3 motor that complies with all international regulations.

Bargteheide, 2021-06-09

From July 2021, energy efficiency class IE3 for rated powers from ≥0.75 kW to ≤1000 kW applies to 3-phase asynchronous motors for mains operation and for 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-pole motors. This update of the Ecodesign Directive will significantly boost the demand for IE3 asynchronous motors like the NORD UNIVERSAL motor. Where previously IE2 motors could be used in combination with frequency inverters, higher standards are now being applied to energy efficiency. In the EU, the IE3 efficiency class regulation has not so far been applied to drives below 0.75 kW, whereas in China the IE3 class has been mandatory for all 3-phase induction motors with 120 W and higher since June 2021. The UNIVERSAL motor covers this power range. It has been certified according to all common standards for use throughout the world. It therefore allows for the systematic reduction of variants and offers decisive cost advantages, especially for international projects. It can be used for the main global markets in Europe, USA, Canada, China, India, Russia and Ukraine without further adjustments. This significant reduction of variants is possible through the certification of the UNIVERSAL motor according to CE, UL, CSA, CCC, EAC, ISI and others. Specifically for globally distributed machines and systems, and for international projects, the reduction of country-specific variants results in significant cost savings for system integrators and operators. Fewer variants and part numbers have to be processed and managed, the drive selection is easier and the procurement efforts are reduced.