EU EcoDesign Regulation 2019/1781: even more stringent motor efficiency requirements

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 of 1st October 2019 lays down EcoDesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives...

15/09/2020 | PRODUCTS

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 of 1st October 2019 lays down EcoDesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and Council, amending Regulation (EC) No 640/2009.

 

Published by the European Commission on 1st Oct 2019, the new EcoDesign Regulation will be implemented in two steps, on 1st of July 2021 and 1st of July 2023. Both steps will set up more demanding requirements in motors efficiency, both extending the Regulation scope to new motor ranges and ceasing the IE2 minimum efficiency with variable speed drive (VSD) option.

 

The first step introduced into all EU Countries the following new MEPS from 01.07.2021:

IE3 minimum efficiency for motors from 0.75 to 1000 kW

IE2 minimum efficiency for motors from 0.12 to 0.55 kW

The regulation scope includes three-phase single speed motors, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 50/60 Hz, 2, 4, 6, 8 poles, rated on continuous duty operation (S1, S3>80%, S6>80%), brake motors, TEFC and TEAO design, Ex motors (excluded Ex eb).

 

The second step introduced into all EU Countries the following new MEPS from 01.07.2023:

IE4 minimum efficiency for motors from 75 to 200 kW – 2, 4, 6 poles

IE2 minimum efficiency for motors from 0.12 to 1000 kW – Ex eb motors and single-phase motors

In fact, the regulation scope is further extended to Ex eb motors and single-phase motors, introducing for these motor ranges the IE2 MEPS.

 

To comply with the new EcoDesign requirements, Lafert is close to launching into the market a new range of three-phase IE2 motors, including brake, from 0.12 to 0.55 kW, significantly in advance of the first scheduled step – 01.07.2021. 

In addition, to satisfy those customers strongly focused on energy saving, Lafert will offer the same range of motors from 0.12 to 0.55 kW in IE3 class, so anticipating further increases in motor efficiency levels and giving a competitive advantage to the EU market and its customers.

 

Once again, Lafert is first in energy efficiency!

 

To download the full Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781, please click here.