KANSAS CITY, Mo. — QM Power, maker of a new high-efficiency motor technology, announced it has moved its headquarters from Lee’s Summit to Kansas City, Missouri, to accommodate the company’s growth. QM Power’s new headquarters is more than triple the square footage of the company’s previous office space, and allows for significant expansion as demand for its Q-Sync Smart Synchronous Motor increases.
“Since our Q-Sync launch in September 2015, we’ve gained a lot of traction in refrigeration with large retailers, supermarket chains, and OEMs,” said PJ Piper, co-founder, president, and CEO of QM Power. “Our new headquarters will accommodate our rapid growth as we increase production of our Q-Sync motor for commercial refrigeration and develop additional product lines based on our proprietary Q-Sync technology.”
QM Power currently employs 28 people and plans to expand its workforce by more than 40 percent by the year’s end.
The company said its Q-Sync Smart Synchronous Motor is a new class of energy-efficient motor that reduces energy consumption up to 80 percent. Q-Sync is said to improve the efficiency, power quality, and reliability of fan motors and provides end users, contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and utilities with significant new energy-saving opportunities at the same cost as legacy fan motors.
“Electric motors are everywhere in commercial buildings and can consume up to 70 percent of all the energy used,” said Piper. “We are providing businesses, utilities, and OEMs with access to the most efficient commercial refrigeration motor in history — a 75 percent efficient motor — for the same cost as an ECM.”
Recognizing its significant potential for energy savings, QM Power said the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named Q-Sync a High-Impact Technology. As such, DOE is working with QM Power, OEMs, supermarkets, service and retrofit contractors, and utilities to install and demonstrate more than 10,000 higher efficiency Q-Sync fan assemblies in over 50 grocery sites throughout the U.S. The results of the first DOE demonstrations have been documented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and indicate a broader upgrade of the Q-Sync fan motors (beyond commercial refrigeration) could reduce source energy consumption by as much as 300 billion kilowatt-hours or more, with proportional environmental benefits.
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Publication date: 3/31/2016