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Integra Can Save Up To 40% Of Your Motor Running Costs

Right now, Motors may account for up to 65% of your energy bill.

Actually, it could be a lot more. For example, if you operate a Sugar Mill, it’s more like 82%.

Can anything be done to reduce your Motor running costs?

Yes, by solving two problems inherent to the design of AC induction motors.

Did You Know Integra Offers:

  • Soft Start, Auto switch-off
  • Fixed Speed Optimisation
  • Reduced Maintenance, Extended Life

Percentage of energy cost attributable to motors:

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The problem

Motors are not intelligent

The loading on a motor through the typical duty cycle will usually fluctuate dramatically, ranging from 0-100%. While there is a measure of reactance within the motor windings it is widely accepted that the humble AC induction motor has no way of intelligently adjusting the amount of power it consumes in relation to the job of work it does. The problem is exacerbated by that fact that motors are typically sized for a worst-case scenario that they will rarely, if ever, encounter.

The problem

Starting your motors can be costly...

When starting direct on-line, an AC Induction motor can draw 6-9 times normal full load current. This can trigger peak demand penalties from the utility company, increasing the tariff for the entire billing period. It can also translate to an up to 300% increase in shock load transferred to the mechanical transmission systems resulting in premature mechanical failure and the associated repair or replacement costs. Star Delta starting offers only very modest improvements.

The solution

Intelligent cruise control for motors

Cruise control on a car will intelligently adjust the amount of power being produced by the engine in order to maintain a fixed speed. Integra can do the same for your motors and save up to 40%. It achieves this by converting the motor into its own load sensor to ensure that it uses the exact amount of energy required to do the job of work at any instant in time, no more – no less.

In effect Integra electronically ‘re-sizes’ the motor to both its application and load cycle every 10 milliseconds. Integra is perfect for fixed speed applications because motor rpm is maintained at all times.

The solution

Soft start cushions your costs.

Integra provides a smooth, step-less acceleration (soft start) of your motors. This dramatically reduces wear and tear on your system and helps you to avoid peak demand penalties. With a controlled start in place your motors can now be switched off without the fear of re-starting and Integra can be configured to perform this function automatically. Auto Switch Off delivers 100% energy savings.

The solution

Smart motors equals smart savings

The benefits of Integra are not limited to energy saving

Benefits of Integra

Energy Savings – Save up to 40% on something that could be responsible for 66% of your energy bill, or more.

Controlled Starting – Soft start reduces wear and tear, extends equipment life and makes it easier to switch motors off – a 100% saving

Designed and Manufactured in the UK – Built in the UK to the highest standards

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