ABB adds IE5 motor for explosive environments

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ABB has extended its award-winning IE5 SynRM (synchronous reluctance motor) series with a brand-new addition - the IE5 SynRM Increased Safety motor.
Customers operating in hazardous area industries can now ensure safety and boost their energy efficiency by deploying motors that offer up to 40% lower energy losses compared to commonly used IE3 motors.
The new version of the IE5 SynRM motor has been developed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres across a wide range of demanding variable speed industrial applications.
It offers accurate control and high efficiency throughout the whole speed range, even at partial loads.
This makes it the ideal upgrade choice for standard induction motors in pumps, fans and compressors for industries where explosive gas, vapor or dust might be present, such as oil and gas, chemicals, wood processing and flour milling.
Stefan Floeck, division president IEC Low Voltage Motors, ABB, says: “We have achieved a significant world-first by bringing the benefits of IE5 ultra-premium efficiency to the hazardous area sector.
“Adopting best-in-class technology has made our IE5 SynRM motors a game-changer for operators in a wide range of industries. They see the capability to improve energy-efficiency as key to achieving their net-zero ambitions while optimizing their business costs.”

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