Controller reduces motor electricity costs
Three-phase and single-phase Motor Efficiency Controllers for industrial and home appliance use reduce electricity costs for motors that run at a constant speed. The company estimates E-Save Technology has the potential to save $1.7 billion in electricity a year in industrial applications in the U.S. alone.
Power Efficiency Corporation’s E-Save Technology is said to reduce the amount of
electricity used by electric motors that are at times lightly loaded and operate at a constant speed. The company estimates E-Save Technology has the potential to save $1.7 billion in electricity a year in industrial applications in the U.S. alone.
The company has developed two products based on E-Save Technology. One is a three-phase Motor Efficiency Controller (MEC), which improves the efficiency of motors in escalators, elevators, granulators, saws, stamping presses, conveyors, crushers, and other industrial applications. The second is a single-phase MEC targeted at small motors in clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators, and other appliances and light commercial equipment. Both MECs can be adopted by OEMs and other large volume sales channels.
Steven Strasser, Power Efficiency chairman and CEO, says that an announcement will be forthcoming soon regarding the signing of Power Efficiency’s first contract with a major OEM for its digital MEC to be installed on new equipment as well as retrofits.
Strasser says the agreement was signed after extensive lab and field testing and product development work undertaken by both parties. Additional OEM agreements are also underway, according to the company.
To view a Power Efficiency Corp. video describing the NASA origins of the E-Save Technology, click here .
Also read, from Control Engineering : NEMA Premium efficiency motor rebate program added to U.S. energy bill .
– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.