Equipment & Technology

Bonfiglioli adopts energy saving practices

In a bid to exceed the standards for motors, Bonfiglioli has adopted new practices to reduce energy usage.

In a bid to exceed the standards for motors, Bonfiglioli has adopted new practices to reduce energy usage.

According to Energy.gov.au, the largest segment of motor electricity consumption in Australia is mid-size motors with output power between 0.75 kilowatts to 375 kilowatts.

Bonfiglioli Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Martin Broglia said since 2002, motors between these ranges have been subject to energy performance standards.

In July, European regulations will change as part of a new Ecodesign Directive.

“This looks to introduce energy efficiency binding requirements for induction motors, and for the first time, for electronic motors controls such as frequency inverters – eliminating some of the exceptions that have been valid thus far,” Broglia said.

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Bonfiglioli’s asynchronous IE3 three phase motor covers a wide range of general-purpose industrial applications.

“Both the IEC and Compact motor are available in IE3 efficiency classes according to the international standard IEC 60034-30,” Broglia said.

Bonfiglioli’s e-motors can be equipped with several options: protection class up to IP56, tropicalised, corrosion-resistant paint, and anti-condensation heaters.

“Moreover, the BN/M and BX/MX motor Series are also able available in the Brake Motor version with a selection of AC or DC brakes. To maximise our e-motor flexibility, all of them can be controlled with inverters.”

Broglia said the company continues to improve its electric motor efficacy.

“The BX series withstands environments of up to IP65 as and resist extreme temperatures (with bimetallic or PTC components). Incremental and absolute encoders are also options when selecting this motor,” he said.

“These features make the BX motors suitable for myriad applications that require low energy consumption – particularly those that run continuously.”

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