Integra Motor Control
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Did you know that 65% of all energy used in industry is actually consumed by motors? This is, of course, a significant figure, and it is important to optimize in any company wishing to achieve long-term sustainability. Motors account for a large portion of both your company’s carbon footprint and budget, but with our smart motors, which are dynamically adapted to their load, you could save up to 40% on this figure.
Optimise your fixed-speed motors
With any fixed-speed motor, the load will vary dramatically throughout its use cycle depending on the machine’s requirements at the time. But, even when demand is low, the energy usage remains at a maximum. Well, with INTEGRA, this all changes.
Smart Motor Control
So what exactly is Integra? It is not just one singular device, Integra is a holistic approach to motor control consisting of a full family of devices covering all aspects of industrial machinery. These smart controls are compatible with fixed-speed motors of any size and application, and boast an impressive selection of unique application presets and custom control adjustments.
The product of cutting-edge developments in energy science, Integra combines world leading soft start, smart responsive load monitoring, energy optimisation and controlled stopping in one phenomenally powerful system. Better yet, it is simple to install and competitively priced.
How does Integra work?
Integra offers a forward-thinking, holistic solution to the challenge of inefficient motors. The system automatically re-sizes the motor’s energy use to match its output application and load cycle every 60 milliseconds to maintain the optimum energy consumption and performance at all times.
The motor RPM is maintained without the need for any intervention, even if the load on the machine was to vary from zero to 100%. This is the ultimate solution to maximize the efficiency of fixed-speed applications. The result is that you only use the energy needed – and only spend the money necessary. Integra can even be configured to switch off the motor if no load is detected.
The benefits of using Integra are innumerable. Not only does it improve your energy efficiency profile and cut energy costs, but it also extends motor life, reducing maintenance costs.
It speaks volumes that clients implementing Integra usually see a return on investment within two years, and sometimes in just a few months.
Automatic motor 'resizing' without human intervention
Up to 40% savings on energy use
Reduced KVA KW & KVAR and increased PF
Increased contractor life & drive train components
Attach more equipment to a single supply
Improved power factor on all load cycles
Prevents dips in supply on start-up
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The Problem with Motors
Motors are used for almost every machine required in industry. However, they are far from an infallible operation. In fact, AC induction motors could be accounting for up to 65% of your business’ energy costs.
At present, only 10% of motors operate in applications using variable speed conditions. This means that the vast majority operate at a fixed speed, making the simple installation of a variable speed drive into a fixed speed application an unsustainable solution. In fact, this approach often increases machine running costs by 6-8%.
During any duty cycle, the load placed on any motor fluctuates significantly from 0 to 100%. Yet, traditional motors have no way of adjusting the amount of power consumed to match the amount of work required. This means that if your machine is working on low power, it might be consuming just as much energy as it would when running at full capacity.
Luckily, Integra changes this…
The Integra Solution
Integra fuses market-leading technological advancements to offer a full motor control efficiency system. Combining smart soft-start technology, intelligent load monitoring and controlled stopping in a single unit, Integra will revolutionize the energy efficiency profile of any motor.
But how does it work? Well, Integra allows motors to adapt their output to suit the load – by the millisecond. Imagine an escalator with one person standing on it and another with 100. In most standard motors, both escalators would consume the same amount of energy to fulfil each load. With Integra, the escalator would use only the energy required to carry the actual load.
Integra’s hardware is itself compact, easy to install and very competitively priced – providing an average payback period of under two years.
Cut Energy Costs
Integra clients save on average up to 40% on motor costs
Full Power Instantly
Integra can draw full power in 1/50th of a second, without affecting performance on heavy loads
Times Load Current
Starting on-line directly can draw 6-9 times the full load current. Integra prevents this
Reduce Shock Load
Reduce shock load and peak demand penalties with clear benefits to maintenance
Smart Motor Control Technology with Added Benefits
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