30 Jan 2024

WEG Unveils New Hybrid Motor Line

MOTOR MANUFACTURER, WEG, HAS launched a new motor line, the W23 Sync+, a hybrid motor that combines permanent magnet (PM), ferrite or neodymium magnets and synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor technologies, providing higher efficiency across all speeds when compared with conventional induction motors.

The permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor (PMSynRM) line is suitable for applications including compressors, pumps, fans, blowers, conveyors and more.

Advantages of the W23 Sync+ motor line include a higher level of efficiency for the entire speed range when compared with conventional induction motors, and a higher power factor than synchronous reluctance motors. This results in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for plant managers.

“We’re looking to the future with the W23 Sync+,” explained Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG. "The IE5 and IE6 models surpass the current European Ecodesign regulation, which currently requires motors to meet the IE3 or IE4 standard.”

The W23 Sync+ is available in frame sizes from IEC 80 to 450 (NEMA 140 to 7000). Able to operate over a wide speed range at constant torque, without the use of forced ventilation, this multi-platform solution is available in speed ranges from 750 up to 6,000rpm. The motor’s output rating ranges from 0.75 to 1,250kW, while it’s compatible with 220/380V, 230/400V, 240/415V and 400/690V power supplies.

While a conventional induction motor loses over 20% efficiency across its varying speed and load ranges, the W23 Sync+ maintains its higher efficiency decreasing less than 2% when the load and speed are reduced by 25%. The W23 Sync+ also benefits from being compact with the same power per frame ratio as induction motors. For example, the IE5 variety is available in the same frame size as an IE3 motor, which makes interchangeability with existing installations hassle-free.

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