In support of Australian industry’s increasing demand for energy-efficient technologies, drives solutions group, SEW-Eurodrive, will conduct educational ‘Driving towards industrial energy savings’ seminars at its Melbourne headquarters in Tullamarine in October this year.
Scheduled on both 14 and 15 October, the technical seminars will highlight how correct sizing and selection of individual drive-train components can optimise system performance and increase energy savings.
“Undoubtedly, investment costs for electrical drives are minor when compared to the overall investment in a system or plant,” said SEW-Eurodrive engineering manager, Frank Cerra. “But it is the energy consumption of the selected drive technology that has a decisive influence on the operational costs.
“During the life cycle of a drive system, it is the energy component that can constitute up to 90% of the operational costs. Optimising the energy efficiency of each individual system component and combining the drive technology to match the specific application will achieve a significant economic benefit.”
Exploring the domain of what is often described as ‘total drive efficiency’, the Driving towards industrial energy savings seminars will provide attendees with a greater understanding of how component selection impacts performance and total efficiency.
Attendees will have the chance to speak with drive technology experts, and learn how to achieve an energy-efficient end-to-end drive solution — from the gearbox and motor, through to the drive electronics.
With the latest revision to the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS2006), Australia is now a world leader in electric motor energy efficiency regulation. While such MEPS compliance is important, it is equally important to look beyond the motor itself and consider the drive train as a whole. By optimising the entire drive solution, enormous savings can be realised.
SEW-Eurodrive’s ‘Driving towards industrial energy savings’ seminar will comprise a presentation and plant-floor tour, followed by light refreshments. Attendees will also be invited to participate in a discussion-based forum held at the end of the presentation.
Two seminar session times are being offered: Session 1 will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Tuesday, 14 October, and Session 2 will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, 15 October.