WEG showcases energy-efficient drives at ACHEMA 2015

18 May 2015

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WEG will showcase its energy-efficient drives at this year’s ACHEMA (15–19 June 2015), on Stand A3, Hall 11, advising how companies in the process industry can boost energy efficiency up to IE4 standards while reducing operating costs. Visitors to WEG’s stand can learn about WEG’s new W22X explosion-proof motor in IEC 800 frame size which has outstanding efficiency of up to 97.4 per cent. Other highlights include ATEX-compliant geared motors, which combine W22X motors with robust gear units from WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive, as well as high-performance variable speed drives, all designed to help process managers increase operational efficiencies.

Andreas Schulte Mesum, Energy Business Manager at WEG in Germany, says: “ACHEMA is a great opportunity for us to show our commitment to helping the process industry achieve above-average efficiency not only in standard applications, but also in hazardous areas. Explosion-proof motors are presently excluded from the latest EU IE3 efficiency regulations; however, WEG is committed to offering the highest possible energy efficiency even in demanding applications, where reducing energy costs is top of the agenda.”

Designed for medium- and high-voltage applications, the W22X 800 can be used wherever very high reliability and robustness are needed in addition to explosion protection. With power ratings up to 5.6MW and operating voltages up to 11kV, the efficient W22X 800 motors extend WEG’s proven W22X motor series in the upper power range. Like the low-voltage W22X motor series, they are available in efficiency ratings up to IE4, making them among the most efficient motors of their type presently available in the market.

WEG’s latest generation of explosion-proof low-voltage induction motors in the W22X series have rated power from 3 to 1000kW, and WEG offers one of the broadest ranges of energy-efficient explosion-proof motors currently available. With its extensive portfolio of explosion-proof motors, WEG can supply the right explosion-proof drive for virtually all power ratings and applications in both gas and dust atmospheres, regardless of the form of ignition protection needed.

For further information about energy-efficient drives visit ACHEMA Stand A3, in Hall 11.0, or go to

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