Energy-efficient motor control

Better energy efficiency makes your businesses more successful

In almost all highly industrialised regions of the world, energy efficiency has become a key topic of interest for governments. Directives have been set for the reduction of carbon footprints and energy consumption in almost all areas of life. In many countries, clear targets have been defined and are enforced by rules or additional energy taxes. This is a challenge for industry, but at the same time a huge opportunity as sustainably engineered products are already outgrowing less energy-efficient alternatives.

Energy usage statistics of electrical motors

In industrial production, electric motors count for 2/3 of overall energy costs and their energy consumption represents more than 95% of lifetime costs. Just these two numbers show the huge potential electric motors and the control devices around it have to improve energy efficiency. The European ErP directive has set out the first milestones for the path of the industry to more sustainable production.
of the demand for electricity in Germany comes from the manufacturing sector.
54
%
of the demand for electricity in Germany comes from the manufacturing sector.
of total electricity consumption in industry is consumed by electric motors.
70
%
of total electricity consumption in industry is consumed by electric motors.
of all greenhouse gases in Germany are generated by industry.
37
%
of all greenhouse gases in Germany are generated by industry.
Electric motors in Europe will convert 1,470 TWh of electricity into mechanical energy.
2020
Electric motors in Europe will convert 1,470 TWh of electricity into mechanical energy.
have been saved annually in European industry, since the first introduction of the ecodesign directive for electric motors.
102 TWh
have been saved annually in European industry, since the first introduction of the ecodesign directive for electric motors.
per year can be saved additionally with implementation of the new ErP-directive.
10 TWh
per year can be saved additionally with implementation of the new ErP-directive.
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White paper informs about the new ErP regulation

With the extensions of (EC) 640/2009 for the environmentally friendly design of electric motors, the use of IE3 and IE4 motors becomes concrete in certain areas of application: In two steps - by July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2023. In addition, the scope of the regulation was expanded. Our new white paper explains how these requirements can be easily adapted and how this can be used to successfully increase the energy efficiency of the drive system.

How our customers build energy-efficient machines

All in all, the combination of IE4 motors with DG1 drives has enabled us to reduce the water utility’s energy costs by about 15 percent. At an average of 5,000 operating hours per year for each drive, this translates into major savings.

Markus Huber, Aquatech Project Manager
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Water plant pumping station saves 15% energy

When a pump station in the south of Germany needed to reduce its total cost of ownership (TCO), Eaton's partner Aquatech decided to install energy efficient IE4 motors and PowerXL DG1 variable speed drives. This not only reduced energy consumption by 15%, but also freed space and saved maintenance costs.

 

Products to increase the energy efficiency of your electrical drive system

Choose between motor starters for energy efficient motors, compact speed starters and highly efficient variable frequency drives.
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Find out the solutions you can create

Detect which solutions Eaton offers to control motors, fans, electrical and hydraulic pumps for different applications. Find out which solutions we offer to communicate data to the programmable logic controller and from here to the cloud.

Motorstarter MSC
MSC motor-starter combinations
EMS2 electronic motor starter
Electronic motor starter EMS2
 Power XL DE1 Variable speed starter
PowerXL DE1 variable speed starter
PowerXL DC1 Variable Frequency Drives
PowerXL DC1 variable frequency drives
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PowerXL DA1 variable frequency drives
 PowerXL DG1 variable frequency drive
PowerXL DG1 variable frequency drives
Eaton PowerXL DM1 variable frequency Drive DM1
PowerXL DM1 variable frequency drive
Rapid Link 5 RAMO5 RASP5
Rapid Link 5 RAMO5 RASP5