Integra Motor Control
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Usually, the first energy saving issues businesses fix are lighting and heating. But, 65% of all energy used in industry is consumed by motors. With N&M Energy’s smart motors, dynamically adapted to their load, you could save up to 40% if you operate a business in the Middle East.
Get a grip of your fixed-speed motors
Load strains on all fixed-speed motors vary dramatically, depending on a company’s requirements of the machine’s tasks. So why doesn’t the energy usage change with it? Well, with INTEGRA, it does.
Intellgient Motor Control
So what is Integra? Well, it’s certainly not just a singular device – Integra is an integrated approach to motor control. It’s made up of a clever range of devices all designed to work together to enhance different areas of industrial machinery. These intelligent controls work with fixed-speed motors of all sizes and applications. They also boast an extensive selection of specialised application presets and custom control adjustments.
Bringing together ground-breaking achievements in energy science, Integra encompasses high-quality “soft start”, smart responsive load monitoring, energy optimisation and controlled stopping in a cleverly designed system. Plus, it’s easy to install and competitively priced.
How does Integra work?
Integra offers an all-encompassing answers to the problem of inefficient motors. The electronic device automatically re-sizes the motor’s energy use to its output application and load cycle. It does this every 60 milliseconds to regulate the optimum energy use every second of the day.
The motor RPM is maintained continuously with no maintenance required, even when the machine loads differ from zero to 100%. This is the ideal solution to maximising the efficiency of fixed-speed applications, so you only use the energy you need (and only spend the money that’s necessary!). Integra can even be set to switch off the motor when no load is detected.
There are endless amounts of positive reasons to use Integra. The system improves your energy efficiency, saves on energy costs, elongates motor life, and reduces maintenance costs. Notably, clients who install Integra in the Middle East usually see a return on investment within two years, and sometimes in just a few weeks.
Automatic motor 'resizing' with no human input
Up to 40% savings on energy usage and cost
Reduced KVA KW & KVAR and increased PF
Increased contractor life & drive train components
Attach more equipment to a single supply
Improved power factor at all load cycles
Prevents dips in supply on start-up
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The Issue with Motors
Whereas motors are used in almost every machine in industry, they don’t always do their jobs perfectly. Inefficient energy consumption equals expensive production and product costs. This is especially true for AC induction motors – these could make up to 65% of your company’s energy costs.
About 10% of motors operate in applications using variable speeds, whereas the vast majority work at a fixed speed. This means that installing a variable speed drive into a fixed speed application is not a sustainable solution. In fact, research shows this method can increase a machine’s running cost by 6-8%.
The load put on your company’s motors fluctuates considerably in a work cycle, from 0 to 100%. Yet, conversely, the motor has no method of altering the level of power used in relation to the amount of work required. So, even if your machine is working on low power, it is more than likely to be using as much energy as if it were running at full capacity.
This is where installing Integra comes in….
The Integra Answer
Integra is a full motor control efficiency system solution that harnesses innovative technologies. Using smart “soft-start” technology, smart load monitoring and controlled stopping in a single device, Integra transforms the energy efficiency of any motor.
Integra’s intelligent system is actually quite simple. Unlike other fixed-speed motors, Integra gives your motors the ability to adapt its output to suit the load…by the millisecond! Imagine an escalator with one person on it and another with 100. Most traditional motors driving these escalators would work at the same energy consumption. But with Integra, the escalator would use only the energy required to carry the necessary load.
Integra’s hardware is compact, simple to fit and competitively priced – it generates an average payback period of less than two years for your business.
Energy Cost Savings
The average Integra client saves up to 40% on motor costs
Instant Full Power
Integra can draw full power in a 50th of a second, without compromising performance on heavy loads
Times Load Current
Starting on-line directly can draw 6-9 times the full load current, but Integra prevents this
Reduced Shock Load
Significantly reduce shock load and peak demand penalties, with real benefits to maintenance
Do you want to find out more about Integra? The N&M Energy Saving Systems team is happy to answer any queries you have, whether over phone, email or quick contact form.