Energy Efficient Motors

Energy Efficient Motors


Western Engineering Co offers Energy Efficient Motors. Motor efficiency is the ratio of mechanical power output to the electrical power input, usually expressed as a percentage. Energy-efficient motors, also called premium or high- efficiency motors, are 2 to 8% more efficient than standard motors. Motors qualify as "energy-efficient" if they meet or exceed the efficiency standards. WECO Energy-efficient motors owe their higher performance to key design improvements and more accurate manufacturing tolerances. Lengthening the core and using lower-electrical-loss steel, thinner stator laminations, and more copper in the windings reduce electrical losses. Improved bearings and a smaller, more aerodynamic cooling fan further increase efficiency. They have higher service factors and bearing lives, less waste heat output, and less vibration, all of which increases reliability.