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APPMA member Nord Drivesystems has launched a new synchronous motor, which it says has achieved significantly higher energy efficiency.

The IE5+ series permanent magnet synchronous motor, which comes with or without a fan and is suitable for washdown and intralogistics applications when incorporating a nsd tupH surface treatment, loses considerably less energy than the IE4 series which came before it, says Max Jarmatz, MD of Nord Drivesystems Australia.

“This unventilated smooth motor achieves a high efficiency which, at times, proves to be more efficient via a wide torque range.

“It is optimally suitable for operation in a partial load range, and the compact IE5+ motor offers a high-power density with less installation space required,” he said.

The IE5+ series will initially be launched in a size for power ranges from 0.25 to 1.1 kW, with a continuous torque from 1.6 to 4.8 Nm and speeds from 0 to 2,100 min-1, and can be directly mounted according to NEMA or IEC.

“We will gradually extend this motor concept to include additional sizes and powers based on demand and customer requirements,” said Jarmatz.

Jarmatz adds that the IE5+ is ideal for hygiene-sensitive and harsh environments due to its corrosion-resistant, easy-to-clean design; and that an integrated encoder also forms part of the standard equipment.

“A nsd tupH surface treatment and IP69K protection class is available as an option as well as an integrated mechanical brake.

“The new IE5+ motor can be combined with NORD gear units and drive electronics as a modular system, and will be available from the second quarter of 2020,” he said.

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