Energy saving

Since electric motors account for nearly 70% of the electricity used by industry, motorized applications constitute an important source of potential savings.

With the benefit of its experience in improving the efficiency of electric motors, geared motors and variable speed, Leroy-Somer has costed the potential energy savings.

The result is striking: improving the efficiency of fixed-speed motors can achieve 10% of the overall potential energy savings whereas with variable speed, more than 30% of the total potential can be achieved! The remaining 60% potential savings are rarely considered.

It is usually a matter of optimizing the mechanical system for the whole drive mechanism application, in partnership with the machine builder customer. For each application, Leroy-Somer offers the optimum solution which will bring significant energy savings, through the choice of technology for the motor, the gearbox and its transmission, or a combination with electronic variable speed.

In addition, Leroy-Somer’s supportive approach includes rigorous monitoring of the existing installations (preventive and predictive maintenance, approved repairs).