New Integrated Motor Drive from ABB Meets IE5 Efficiency

Press Release Summary:

  • Utilizes Ferrite Assisted Synchronous Reluctance (FASR) technology with non-rare earth magnet
  • Unity power factor of EC Titanium enables the use of smaller drives
  • Suitable for constant and variable torque applications across speed load range and above base speed conditions

Original Press Release:

Achieve the Next Level of Energy Efficiency with ABB's New Baldor-Reliance® EC Titanium™ Integrated Motor Drive

This highly efficient integrated motor drive delivers up to 16% efficiency gains compared to alternative motor designs.

Motor standards have been in place for decades, yet there is a growing demand to achieve greater efficiencies as regulations continue to tighten on the total system for fans, pumps and compressors. Equipment manufacturers are turning to new motor technologies to achieve the highest system efficiency possible from wire to air while using sustainable materials.

ABB's Baldor-Reliance® EC Titanium™ product line utilizes Ferrite Assisted Synchronous Reluctance (FASR) technology with non-rare earth magnet materials to meet and exceed IE5 efficiency. Suitable for constant and variable torque applications, the EC Titanium offers excellent performance across a wide speed load range and above base speed conditions.

"The EC Titanium product line is economic and efficient, even at partial loads where most fans operate," says Mark Gmitro, Global Product Manager for variable speed motors, ABB. "The real advantage is that efficiency stays high at any speed; including operation above base speed, allowing for greater fan design optimization."

The near unity power factor of the EC Titanium enables the use of smaller drives, reducing the footprint and weight of the integrated system. Additionally, the integrated motor drive solution saves considerable control panel space and reduces wiring costs by placing the drive on top of or on the opposite drive end of the motor.

Integrated motor drive models are ABB Ability™ ready with built in capability allowing building operators to have greater connectivity and transparency of their equipment.

The Baldor-Reliance EC Titanium product line is offered in standard NEMA dimensions and can be provided with IEC mounting compatibility. Ratings are available as a motor only option from 1 to 20 HP (0.75 - 15 kW), as an integrated motor with a top mount drive in ratings of 1 to 10 HP (0.75 - 7.5 kW), or axial mounted drive in ratings 1 to 7.5 HP (0.75 - 5.5 kW).

 Click here to learn more about the EC Titanium product line.

ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB's market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

ABB Motion keeps the world turning, while saving energy every day. Our pioneering drives, motors, generators, mechanical power transmission products and integrated digital powertrain solutions are driving the low-carbon future for industries, cities, infrastructure and transportation. Through our global presence we are always close to our customers. We help them optimize energy efficiency, improve safety and reliability and achieve precise control of their applications.

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