MDM case study on motor efficiency

By Plant Engineering Staff April 7, 2006

A rubber manufacturer recently installed a variable frequency drive on a 1,500-horsepower motor used to power an extruder. The drive saves the customer more than $40,000 per year in utility bills and improves extruder operations and the power factor for the entire plant.

For a look at this exclusive case study from Motor Decisions Matter, go to http://www.motorsmatter.org/kit/MidAmerican.pdf . Motor Decisions Matter is a national campaign encouraging the use of sound motor management and planning as a tool to cut motor energy costs and increase productivity. The campaign is sponsored by a consortium of motor industry manufacturers and service centers, trade associations, electric utilities and government agencies.