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WEG launches market’s most energy efficient flameproof motor at ADIPEC 2014

05 November 2014

WEG, a leading worldwide provider of automation and control technology, will be launching its W22Xd Super Premium Efficiency range of hazardous area motors – which are the most energy efficient flameproof motors available on the market – at this year’s ADIPEC exhibition at Stand 12210. 

W22Xd hazardous area motors
W22Xd hazardous area motors

Improving energy efficiency is a key theme for WEG and visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the new motor and meet WEG’s technical specialists, who will be on hand to discuss the latest innovations in electric motors and challenges faced in electric automation.

“Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important topic in the Middle East,” says Colin Cox, Managing Director WEG Middle East. “The region is incredibly proud of its development over the last 20 years and as it continues to look to move towards a more sustainable future, energy efficient motors will further establish the region as an efficient user of the world’s resources as well as contributing to a company’s bottom line.”

WEG’s W22Xd hazardous area motors are designed to cope with the rigours of aggressive and explosive atmospheres, while exceeding high IE4 energy efficiency levels with minimised noise, vibration, and low operating temperature for increased reliability and safety. The motors are available in sizes 3.0 kW to 1000 kW for gas groups IIA, IIB and IIC, and are ATEX Certified.  With the W22Xd motors, WEG has the widest range of energy efficient low voltage hazardous area motors available in the market today.

WEG will be showing a range of variable speed drives on its stand. The CFW500 range is available in power ratings from 0.18-22kW for automation applications including centrifugal and process pumps, fans, compressors and conveyors, and has a built-in micro-PLC, which can be programmed to the IEC 61131-3 coding standard. It also comes with pre-programmed macros for a range of applications, for example positioning, timer and acceleration. It connects to all the major fieldbus systems including Profibus-DP, DeviceNet and CANopen.

The SSW06 and SSW07 soft starters on will also be on show and a MVW01 panel unit. WEG’s SSW06 soft starters reduce starting torque in the powertrain by controlling the voltage delivered to the motor. The operator interface has a high visibility LED display while the keypad provides start, stop, and reset controls, as well as the programming interface. A copy function stores two sets of parameters and can be used to download parameters to other SSW06s for easy cloning of multiple starters. Integral bypass contacts are engaged once the motor is at full voltage to reduce power loss and heat dissipation.

WEG is a major supplier to the Middle East region, especially into the oil and gas sector, and it has the expertise, products and experience to help oil and gas companies realise energy cost savings and improve their capacity and output both upstream and downstream.  For more information on energy efficient motors and drives, and to meet WEG’s experts, visit Stand 12210, Hall 12 at ADIPEC or visit www.weg.net/uk

About WEG

A global major in the power distribution, automation and control sectors, WEG has just celebrated its 50th birthday. The company’s global sales now exceed the US$3-billion mark, representing increasing global success across a wide range of product groups, including the latest generation of transformers, LV control gear, generators, gear motors, inverter drive systems, soft starters, LV and HV motors, ATEX- compliant explosion proof motors, smoke extraction motors and full turnkey systems.

In addition, WEG has recently made a significant strategic expansion of its product portfolio, following the establishment of a joint venture for the manufacturing of wind turbines and the purchase of an Austrian gearbox manufacturer, WATT Drive.


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