Integra Motor Control
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When we think of energy saving, usually the first things businesses try to combat are lighting or heating. However, 65% of all energy used in industry is actually consumed by motors. This significant figure is important to target in any energy efficiency strategy, because it will account for a large portion of both your company’s carbon footprint and budget. With Bin Hamdan FZE’s smart motors, dynamically adapted to their load, you could save up to 40% if you operate a business in the UAE.
Get control of your fixed-speed motors
The loads put on any fixed-speed motor will vary dramatically depending on the requirements on the machine. So why doesn’t the energy usage change with it? Well, with INTEGRA, it does.
Smart Motor Control
So what is Integra? This is not just a singular device, Integra is an integrated approach to motor control comprising of a full family of devices designed to cover all areas of industrial machinery. These intelligent controls work with fixed-speed motors of any size and application. They also boast an extensive selection of specialised application presets and custom control adjustments.
Fusing cutting-edge developments in energy science, Integra combines world leading soft start, smart responsive load monitoring, energy optimisation and controlled stopping in an intelligently designed system. Better still, it is both easy to install and competitively priced.
How does Integra work?
Integra offers a smart and holistic solution to the problem of inefficient motors. Effectively, the unit electronically and automatically re-sizes the motor’s energy use to its output application and load cycle. It does this every 60 milliseconds in order to maintain the optimum energy usage at all times.
The motor RPM is maintained constantly with no outside work required, even as the load on the machine varies from zero to 100%. This is the perfect solution to maximise the efficiency of fixed-speed applications, meaning that you only use the energy you need – and only spend the money necessary. Integra can even be configured to switch off the motor when no load is detected.
There are countless benefits to using Integra. Not only will the system improve your energy efficiency profile and save on energy costs, it also extends motor life, reducing maintenance costs. Impressively, clients who use Integra usually see a return on investment within two years, and sometimes in just a few months.
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 Problem with Motors
Whilst motors are used for almost every machine required in industry, they are far from a perfect operation. Energy makes both production and products themselves expensive, and AC induction motors could be accounting for up to 65% of your business’ energy costs.
Whilst around 10% of motors operate in applications using variable speed conditions, the vast majority operate at a fixed speed. This means that installing a variable speed drive into a fixed speed application is not a sustainable solution. In fact, this approach can increase a machine’s running cost by 6-8%.
The load put on any motor fluctuates significantly during a duty cycle, from 0 to 100%, and yet the motor has no method of adjusting the amount of power consumed in relation to the amount of work required. So even if your machine is working on low, it might be using as much energy as if it was running at full capacity.
This is where Integra comes in….
The Integra Solution
Integra offers a full motor control efficiency system combining world-leading technologies. Using intelligent soft-start technology, smart load monitoring and controlled stopping in one single unit, Integra will transform the energy efficiency of any motor.
Integra’s smart system is actually relatively simple. Unlike with traditional fixed-speed motors, Integra allows the motor to adaps its output to suit the load by the millisecond. Imagine an escalator with one person on it and another with 100. For most standard motors, both escalators would operate at the same energy consumption. But with Integra, the escalator would use only the energy required to carry the necessary load.
The hardware of Integra itself is compact, simple to install and very competitively priced – providing an average payback period of less than two years.
Energy Cost Savings
The average Integra client will save 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
Based in the UAE and keen to find out more about Integra? The Bin Hamdan FZE team is happy to answer any queries you may have, whether over phone, email or quick contact form.