18/09/2017 - PPMA SHOW: LEGISLATION CHANGES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Processing packaging and machinery association: The PPMA show will be held again from Sept 26th to 28th in Birmingham (UK). This exhibition showcases the latest technology from the packaging industry.
Lafert will display a sample of the range of Premium Efficiency IE3 motors in compliance with the requirements of the updated European Directive in force from Jan 2017. Also featuring on Lafert’s stand will be the innovative generation of PM Synchronous Motors, specifically designed for HVAC application and achieving IE4/IE5 efficiency level.
In addition, Brian Bannister, Managing Director of Lafert Electric Motors Ltd. states: “We will be on hand to ensure that all our customers are fully aware of recent legislation changes and of course to explain some of the many benefits of Lafert motors”. A three day opportunity to meet visitors ranging from engineers and manufacturers of processing and packaging machinery, to component and materials suppliers, all looking for new solutions and ideas.
Bannister comments: “Lafert here in the UK have seen a significant increase in interest from new and existing customers towards our range of permanent magnet motors, for both the efficiency benefits and also the reduction in size and weight when compared to a standard AC motor. We are currently working with several major OEMs assisting with testing and development through to implementation of these permanent magnet motors of stand-alone and integrated drive designs”.
“The goal for 2018 – the Managing Director concludes – is to continue doing what we do best: demonstrate our ability to supply motors to a level of customisation and reliability that many of our competitors cannot achieve, whilst ensuring our customers receive the level of service necessary for their own businesses.”
29/08/2017 - WIND POWER GROWS: FOCUS AT HUSUM WIND
In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in the use and application of Renewable Energies. Investments in this sector have experienced a steady growth for over a decade, which has led to a doubling of the global capacity of renewable electricity between 2005 and 2015.
Among these, wind power has become a major source of energy generation within Europe and in many other countries. Lafert Sales Manager, Davide Bravin comments on this market “Lafert keep growing in this sector year after year because we have, and will continue to, invest in new technologies.” Bravin further states: “We can continue to grow in this sector with double-digit percentages over the next five years. Today the European market is strong especially in the area of offshore wind which is growing in Germany and in the UK.”
From 12 to 15 September Lafert will exhibit for first time at Husum Wind in Germany, the leading trade fair dedicated to the wind power industry for more than 25 years. “For the occasion”, Bravin explains: “We will showcase some typical motors used within this sector that are designed for specific applications. We aim to demonstrate our ability to meet a wide range of needs, for example: AC motors, self-braking motors in various sizes and powers, permanent magnet motors and brushless servo motors for YAW and Pitch, also featured will be Lafert’s technological know-how in bringing the benefits of high-efficiency and high -control motors to the wind power sector”.
Lafert Sales Manager continues “Our self-braking YAW motor for Nacelle rotation will certainly be on display along with special Power pack or Cooling solutions. Other products on display will demonstrate cutting-edge technology specifically for use in various wind turbine applications, this ability to customise makes Lafert leader in the wind power market.”
Bravin concludes “At the trade fair, we look forward to making some practical and operational contacts, so that we can introduce our products to key players in the sector, we are looking to maintain and develop further partnerships with major companies in this industry”.
09/08/2017 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY: LAFERT SPONSORS EEMODS
The tenth edition of EEMODS, the International Conference dedicated to the efficiency of electric motors and motor driven systems, will take place in Rome from the 6 to 8 September. This prestigious event takes place every two years and brings together the most renowned international Research Centres, Universities and policy makers.
“We decided to sponsor EEMODS as a result of our relationship with one of the event organisers, i.e. the University of L’Aquila, in collaboration with the European Commission Joint Research Centre”, explains Alessandro Sartorello, R&D Manager.
Three days of conferences with technical presentations are planned. Areas of discussion will be: new policies for energy efficiency, the current regulatory programme, progression of current technology used in motors and motor driven systems and some more general technical/scientific items.
“This is an excellent opportunity for us to share some ideas and to discuss possibilities for further improvements in either the technical area or the area of regulation. We are continuously developing higher efficiencies in motors to meet the challenges of tomorrow”, concludes Alessandro Sartorello.
21/06/2017 - EASA 2017: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AND INDUSTRY AWARENESS
The International EASA Convention, June 25th-27th - Tampa, Florida, is the largest gathering of companies dedicated to the Electric Motor Industry in North America. The Convention allows manufacturers an opportunity to display the newest products, discuss developments and exchange ideas for the up and coming.
Lafert North America will continue to feature the High Performance series of Metric Motors, as well will introduce the extended range of Nema Premium, 6 pole motors, demonstrating how Lafert strives to maintain its position on the cutting edge of technology in the Motor Industry.
“The key focus is to present unique and innovative information to the industry, shattering the perception that all motors are the same. This type of event allows us to show the diversity of Lafert North America and what we can offer to solve problems and push the industry in new directions. Our aim is to increase the level of awareness of the versatile nature within our motor range - the management team at Lafert North America comments. The other factor which may be more important is the strengthening of existing relationships and the development of new contacts. We believe this will build stronger partnerships which will garnish higher levels of achievements”.
On the networking side of the Convention, Lafert North America hosts an annual EASA Party, which is held outside of the scheduled program. Guests can build closer relationships with Lafert representatives.
What about EASA?
EASA (Electrical Apparatus and Service Association) is an International Organization, whose membership is focused on the service, repair and sales of Electric Motors. EASA acts as a source of technical support to its members, with engineering available in various fields. EASA has also acted as a lobbyist for their members, with different levels of government.
26/05/2017 - NETWORKING BUSINESS: LAFERT NORTH AMERICA AT THE PTDA, TORONTO
Lafert North America is attending the PTDA Canadian Conference in Toronto, from June 7-9th, which is held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.
“On the 7th of June, there will be a reception held where Canadian distributors will have tables set up. Some of our Lafert employees attending will walk around the casual setting, to meet potential distributors for our product line - the management team at Lafert North America comments. Our efforts will be to bring more product knowledge and awareness toward our current distributors to help further grow and support their business, and to discuss new opportunities with potential distributors”.
“On the 8th of June, a Networking Lunch is being held, and on the 9th of June Lafert will be attending the Golf Outing where we can continue to develop product knowledge awareness, business relationships, and the capabilities within our company and theirs to further distribute our products”.
“One of our products which we will highlight to the distributors is our new Lafert High Performance Metric Motors - the management team at Lafert North America concludes. PTDA distributors are mainly focused on Power Transmission, but we will have the opportunity to showcase our full range product line, because many companies attending the conference will also have business in the Metric Motor industry as well as some Coolant Pump requirements”.