I recently read an article by Domenic Capobianco of Carlo Gavazzi and published in Mechanical Business, titled 'The Hidden Costs of Installing Energy Efficient Motors' and would like to share some of the points he made.
Many customers think simply swapping out their motors with energy efficienct models is the 'green' thing to do. Did you know there are a few other things to consider before you buy that industrial electric motor?
Two big things to look at before replacing your motors are if the motor is sized properly and also that you are properly starting it.
The article I mention above does a great job of going into detail on both of these points as well as discussing power factor and power demand charges. Obviously, in an industrial business, motors will make up a large percentage of your total electricity bill and it's worth taking a look at.
Marshall Wolf Automation is your industrial automation distributor for all the top brands of industrial electric motors. We also carry a full selection of variable frequency drives and soft starters to make sure you are properly starting those motors!
We also offer free in-house technical support to make sure you are buying a properly sized motor for your application.