Since 16 June 2011, European Commission regulation 640/2009 imposes the use of class IE2 high-efficiency motors. Brake motors are not currently affected by the application of these new directives. Nonetheless, Leroy-Somer has chosen voluntarily to adopt an energy-saving approach and is already offering a new generation of high-efficiency brake motors.
The marketing campaign of the company is quite original and raises questions on sustainability, it is perfectly adapted to nowadays’ concerns.
This new generation combine the FCR series of electromechanical brakes with high efficiency drive mechanisms integrating the most innovative drive technologies for both fixed and variable speed.
FCR is a tried-and-tested series of failsafe safety brakes and emergency stop brakes, offering a variety of options in optimised frame dimensions. Its modular concept makes it perfectly suited to any application. The ultimate multi-purpose safety device, its low inertia means it can withstand repeated braking operations: up to 6000 per hour. It can even be fitted with a booster system which reduces the brake reaction time. Carrying the CE mark for machine safety and conforming to IEC standards for Europe, it is also C-CSA-US approved for North America and has a Nemacompliant mechanical finish.
Asynchronous versions of the FCR can be mounted on the new IE2 highefficiency motors in the LS2 range, from frame size 80 to 160 mm, with aluminium or cast iron frame, for power ratings from 0.75 to 11 kW. Designed to deliver significant energy savings, LS2 FCR brake motors offer a wide variety of adaptations, thanks to numerous mechanical options (non-standard flange, special shaft, customised terminal box, etc) and electrical options (special connections and voltages, thermal protection, etc). To take energy saving to the next level, FCR can operate at variable speed.
With unrivalled efficiency levels, Dyneo® permanent magnet synchronous motors are one of the best-performing variable speed solutions currently available on the market. Using state-of-the-art technology, the FCR Dyneo® brake motor (with an IP55 motor in the LSRPM series, from 4.8 to 36 kW) performs exceptionally well in terms of energy, and is particularly suited to all applications involving heavy-duty use (S1 duty), such as bulk conveying in the mineral and cereal industries.
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Finally, the FCR brake motor is registered in Leroy-Somer’s “Guaranteed Availability” programme, with delivery times to the customer within 3 to 15 working days depending on the version.
You can find your local contact here: http://www.leroy-somer.com/en/contact/world.php