Guide

Saving money with energy efficient motors

Introduction

Electric motors used by industry account for almost two thirds of industrial electricity consumption. The annual running cost of an electric motor can be up to ten times its purchase cost, so introducing energy-saving measures wherever possible can pay financial dividends.

With a better understanding of how motors work you can reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of your systems and loading existing motors correctly. You will also be able to identify alternative motors and components that can carry out your processes more efficiently. In some cases it is more cost-effective to replace motors with highly-efficient models than it is to repair or rewind them.

This guide helps you understand how electric motors work and how to get the most out of them. It also explains how to put in place energy-saving measures and suggests alternative technologies to use when upgrading your existing systems.