Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, has created a solution package that helps companies design electric drive systems for material handling equipment that consume less energy.
The Energy Efficient Solution Package takes into account the entire drive system and specifies the right size motor drive and control components. According to Lenze, the solution can reduce energy consumption up to 30 percent.
The solution is comprised of drive solution design (DSD) software, a multiple frequency (MF) gear motor, and the 8400 motec inverter drive with VFC eco mode.
The design process starts with Lenze DSD software, which tailors the drive system specifically to the application requirements. DSD prevents the common problem of over-dimensioning of motors and inverter control and regulation of the drive systems. Projected energy consumption is recorded in an Energy Performance Certificate.
The DSD can be used to select drive packages with multiple-frequency motors, which provide a wide range of speeds and a high degree of efficiency, according to Lenze. The advantages of these motors become even greater in drive packages with gearboxes and frequency inverters. The Lenze 8400 motec inverter drive offers an eco energy saving function for optimizing energy in no-load and partial load operation. The 8400 motec inverter features the innovative energy-saving function VFC eco (Voltage Frequency Control economic), which adapts the motor magnetizing current to actual process needs.
Company: Lenze Americas
Company URL: www.lenzeamericas.com