On-line tool for selectingMEPS compliant motors

ABB’s Optimizer tool is designed to make motor selection easier
ABB’s Optimizer tool is designed to make motor selection easier

Called ‘The optimizer’, the software helps to choose the optimum motor to meet MEPS requirements as they change or are introduced to new areas.

The Optimizer can be found atwww.abb.com/motors&generators or can be downloaded from the Apple storefor iPad use. Motor users can select motors, compare running costs and get further documents about their motors.

The first stage in motor selection presents the user with eight drop down selection menus. Categories are MEPS area (e.g. EU, United States), efficiency class (IE2, IE3 etc), frame material, motor range, voltage, frequency, speed and power output. 

Once the required characteristics are selected, the tool presents a list of suitable motors. For instance, selecting EU MEPS, IE3, dust ignition proof motors, 400 V, 50 Hz, all poles and all outputs, returns a list of 49 suitable motors and their characteristics.

Any of the suggested motors can be saved with one click – the next stage is to compare these motors to discover the cost of running them.

Motors can be compared by running cost, payback periods, lifecycle savings and reduction in greenhouse gas emission.