The extension of the EISA Directive, Energy Independence and Security Act – 2007, became effective on 1st June, in line with the review completed in May 2014. According to AC Motors Sales Manager Paolo Checchin, "This additional extension of the current US directive will increase the types and applications of motors covered by the directive, making the US market even stricter and technically transparent. A major change that Lafert has already geared up for, offering its customers a fully compliant alternative.”
The US directive widens the scope to cover motors previously excluded: it adds the IEC80 frame size and also the IEC100 size. The partial motor category, including motors without flange and DE bearing (IM B9) are also now included and finally motors in the current EPAct IE2, Energy Efficient Table 12-11 level. The extension involves raising the efficiency levels of all these motors to level IE3, NEMA Premium Table 12-12.
“Our full range was certified in 2010. Indeed, Lafert was the first European manufacturer to receive the NEMA Premium certification. We were given the Compliance Certification Number (CC 046A) issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), a mandatory requirement on all motor nameplates. Lafert – says Checchin – has once again been ready to meet the increasingly stricter requirements of the market due to its continued development of highly efficient green solutions.”