Market is growing due to urbanization, industrialization, rising need for energy efficiency
November 22, 2016
The global ac drives market is expected to grow from an estimated $15.72 billion in 2016 to $22.07 billion by 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets.
Motor community moves from isolated components to ‘extended product approach’ for greater energy savings
October 27, 2016
Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor and Generator Section and the European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (CEMEP) have revealed a new direction for global motor efficiency standards.
Designed for commercial, industrial, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, this engineered Frame 6 design drive utilizes thermal management techniques to provide power density and fully competitive performance.
Updates address inverter-fed polyphase motors, temperature rise testing, and tolerances
October 6, 2016
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced it has revised NEMA MG 1-2016 Motors and Generators. NEMA MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators.
RS will continue to suppy ebm-papst fans and motors
September 5, 2016
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply its high efficiency fans and motor products throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.
This is a plug-and-play solution that allows connection of the VLT HVAC Drive to building management systems using the BACnet/IP protocol. It complies with the B-AAC (BACnet Advanced Application Controller) profile.
Transactions are part of company’s strategic repositioning
August 5, 2016
Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion. Emerson also announced it has agreed to sell its Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques business units to Nidec Corp. This transaction is valued at $1.2 billion.
DOE verified demos show energy savings of up to 80%
July 4, 2016
Through a the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Kansas City, Missouri-based QM Power recently commercialized a high-efficiency motor for commercial refrigerators that has the potential to transform the market.