Up to standard

New European Commission (EC) regulations came into force this January to support targets for energy savings and carbon dioxide emissions from low-voltage motors. Marco Veeckman explains the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and looks ahead at the future of energy-saving regulations

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IE3 motors introduced under MEPS will help improve the energy efficiency of operations like milling

Since the start of the year, new electric motors sized from 0.75kW to 375kW in Europe must now meet the IE3 efficiency level, or the IE2 level if fitted with a variable-speed drive (VSD). As ope...