ABB IE5 SynRM motors improve energy efficiency

ABB’s synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motors now meet the new IE5 ultra-premium energy efficiency class defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) by offering up to 50% lower energy losses and significantly lower energy consumption than IE2 induction motors.

ABB first introduced SynRM technology in 2011 and it has since demonstrated energy savings of up to 25% depending on the application. The higher IE5 level of efficiency is made possible by the new SynRM design which combines the performance advantages of permanent magnet technology with the simplicity of an induction platform. To ensure an environmentally friendly design, the motors do not feature rare earth materials.

ABB IE5 SynRM motors are for demanding industrial applications, offering accurate control and high efficiency across the whole speed range, even at partial loads. They are designed as an upgrade option for standard induction motors in pumps, fans and compressors as well as in more demanding applications like extruders, concha mixers, winches, and conveyors. IE5 SynRM motors have the same size and output power as standard induction motors, so no mechanical modifications are required.