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WEG in Sync

The product, unveiled at a German trade show in November, is now coming to market

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motors and drive technology, launched its W23 Sync+ motor line at the SPS - Smart Production Solutions exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany this past fall. The W23 Sync+, which is described as "a hybrid innovation that combines permanent magnet (PM), ferrite or neodymium magnets and synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor technologies," reportedly provides higher efficiency across all speeds when compared with conventional induction motors.

The new line is said to be suitable for applications including compressors, pumps, fans, blowers, conveyors and more. Advantages of the W23 Sync+ include "a higher level of efficiency for the entire speed range compared with conventional induction motors, and a higher power factor than synchronous reluctance motors," per a WEG press release, which added: "This results in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for plant managers."

“We’re looking to the future with the W23 Sync+,” explained Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at WEG. "The IE5 and IE6 models far surpass the current European Ecodesign regulation, which are currently required to meet IE3 or IE4 standard. Available in IE5 and IE6 efficiency ratings, WEG offers the largest range of motors meeting IE5 and IE6 efficiency levels on the market.”

The W23 Sync+ is available in frame sizes from IEC 80 to 450 (NEMA 140 to 7000). Able to operate over a wide speed range at constant torque, without the use of forced ventilation, this multi-platform solution is available in-speed ranges from 750 up to 6000 rpm. . The motor’s output rating ranges from 0.75 to 1250 kW, while it’s compatible with 220/380 V, 230/400 V, 240/415 V and 400/690 V power supply.

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