WEG launches large explosion-proof W22X motors with high efficiency

Designed for medium-voltage and high-voltage applications, the new frame size motors deliver performance with an efficiency of up to 97.4% and ensure low maintenance and operating costs, making them ideal for applications where harsh environmental conditions demand high reliability and robustness without compromising on energy efficiency.

One reason for the motor’s high efficiency is its stainless steel tubular cooling system (IEC 60034-6 IC511) which provides optimal air flow and delivers maximum cooling capacity in the stator, rotor, and critical components such as bearings.

The W22X 800 motors offer ultimate flexibility to the user as they are available with many mounting options including an IM B3 mounting as standard together with various mounting assembly/terminal box arrangements and a flex-resistant welded steel frame with IP55 protection rating and large integrated mounting feet. The robust housing allows the explosion-proof motors to be used in the most demanding applications while minimising vibration and noise emissions.

“WEG is committed to helping business across industries such as oil and gas and mining increase reliability and energy efficiency while bringing maintenance and operating costs down,” says Marek Lukaszczyk, European & Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG. “The new W22X 800 motors are the latest addition to our W22X line of explosion-proof motors that have been designed to meet the most demanding applications without compromising on energy efficiency.”