Nidec Motor Corp. has introduced SynRA, a patent-pending synchronous motor. When paired with the ID300 Perfectspeed integrated drive, the new motor offers one of the highest efficiencies available for HVAC or commercial pumping equipment – with ratings at IE 4 and IE 5.
The plug-and-play installation can connect to building automation and meets commercial building owners’ requirements for energy savings. This new technology from U.S. MOTORS also allows commercial HVAC contractors or building maintenance staff to easily replace the motor without having to install an entirely new system and controls, saving time and money.
The product provides the operating benefit of a pure synchronous reluctance motor and suitability benefit from a simple volts/hz drive. The design gives the freedom to replace components individually instead of the entire system, leading to a lower cost of maintenance. The product’s smart technology results in less wear and tear on blower or pump systems by matching application demands with variable speed.
The design of the SynRA motor itself is made with ease in mind. The synchronous reluctance rotor with an aluminum cage design is magnet-free, allowing for easy programming and compatibility with existing variable frequency drives. The motor is also available already fully-integrated with the Perfectspeed drive.