Invertek variable frequency drives leading the way in energy efficiency

Invertek’s full range of variable frequency drives are leading the way in energy efficiency and already meet the highest possible standards, even before new eco regulations become compulsory.

Motors have had to have energy efficiency class ratings for some time now, from IE0 to IE4, with the highest figure representing the most energy efficient. Now it has been confirmed that a similar regimen is available for drives in accordance with the new EN50598-2 standard where IE2 is the highest defined classification.

To ensure they are fully prepared for this change, Invertek’s research and development team has carried out a rigorous testing programme on the company’s complete range of drives.

This testing found that all of Invertek’s variable frequency drives are currently classified as having an IE2 rating; the highest Energy Efficiency class rating available.

Kes Beech, Invertek’s technical manager, said: “As a company we sell drives all around Europe and even further afield. Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for all of our customers. “Obviously, we are very happy to be able to show IE2 rating so soon after the release of the new harmonised standard.

“In the light of the new regulation, however, we decided it would be good to know how our drives would perform in energy efficiency terms. I am delighted with the results and happy that our drives meet the highest energy efficiency ratings.

“I think we are well placed to lead the way in energy efficiency and will, of course, continue working with our research and development team to ensure that we remain fully switched-on to meeting the needs of our customers,” he added.

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