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15/09/2020 - 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 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.

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

10/09/2020 - Lafert – Winner of the Capek “Best Industrial Design” Award

On August 28th, 2020, the 6th Capek Prize Awarding Ceremony together with the 10th China International Robot Summit Forum was held in Wuhu, Anhui Province in China. Lafert (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., as a global supplier for robot key parts, was invited to participate to the summit and won the Capek "Best Industrial Design” Award.

 

Capek Prize takes its name from Karel Capek, a Czech writer, best known for his science fiction and as the creator of the word “Robot”. Established in 2014, the Capek Prize has grown over the past six years into the most credible and influential award in China's robot industry.

As an international company strongly focused on motor design, Lafert, with its ATEX explosion-proof servo motor range, successfully caught the attention of the Capek Award selection jury and won the “Best Industrial Design Award”.

 

Based on excellent product quality and customer service, Lafert is always deeply involved in the research and design process to satisfy our customers” says Paddy Zhou, Country Sales Manager for Lafert Suzhou who received the prize. “When combining the knowhow in motor manufacturing with Lafert’s on-going drive for excellence and its ability to offer non-standard solutions, we can provide unique product and service to all customers”.  

 

Relying on outstanding performance and design, Lafert ATEX servo motors are the preferred choice by many customers in various safety industries” explains Paddy Zhou. “until now, the largest power our ATEX motor range can reach is 16kW, but the extended range up to 30kW will be launched into the market before the end of 2020”.

 

Our thanks go to all of our customers for their support and thanks to the organizing committee for their recognition”, concludes the Country Manager. Lafert will continue to offer the most professional service to repay everyone’s trust and collaboration”.

  • Lafert – Winner of the Capek “Best Industrial Design” Award
  • Lafert – Winner of the Capek “Best Industrial Design” Award
  • Lafert – Winner of the Capek “Best Industrial Design” Award

16/03/2020 - COVID-19_HOLDING ACTIVITIES 16-20 MARCH

The Lafert Group Management, given the new directives of the Italian Government concerning the workplaces safety, and the constant increase of infections, which are expected to reach a peak in the coming days, as well as the heavy prohibitions on circulation and work activities implemented during the last week, decided:

 

- to comply with the new rules issued by the Government regarding the safety of the workplace and to allow the sanitization of the plants;

- to help the containment of the number of contacts between people, and therefore the slowdown of the peak expected in the coming days, with the sense of social responsibility that has always distinguished the Lafert Group's actions over the years towards communities to which it belongs;

 

to hold all activities in the Italian facilities of Lafert S.p.A. in San Dona di Piave, Lafert Servo Motors S.p.A. in Noventa di Piave, Icme S.p.A. in Fusignano and Lafert Servo Drive S.r.l. in Bologna from March 16th to 20th, 2020.

 

Sure of the understanding and collaboration of all our Italian and Foreign Partners in the fight against what has become a worldwide epidemiological emergency, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience we could cause but we trust in a unanimous understanding.

09/03/2020 - COVID-19_UPDATED

Reference is made to the recent officialization of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) 8 March 2020, we would like to confirm our full operation of all manufacturing facilities in Italy. All workers are regularly at work.  

 

We are responsibly implementing all the precautionary measures given by the relevant DPCM in order to protect the health of Employees, Customers and Suppliers: travel to Customers and Suppliers have been suspended in favour of video conferences and phone calls; respect of safe distances; fresh air in workplaces; smart working;…

 

We would also like to make it clear that any applicability of the decree restrictions, to transit and transport of goods to and from the entire production chain, and to and from the areas indicated in the decree, are excluded. The provisions of Article 1, paragraph 1, letter a) of the DPCM 8 March 2020 apply only to individuals, but allow travel throughout the country for work, necessity or health reasons, as well as the subsequent activities.

 

We are checking the full operation of our suppliers and forwarders to grant Supply Chain operation and continuity. We will keep you informed on any development of the status quo.

 

The entire Lafert team is available for any need or request for clarification, in order to manage and ensure the regular running of all activities. It is in fact the primary objective for Lafert to guarantee the health and safety of all involved Partners and always answer to the market’s needs in conditions of transparency and serenity. 

 

Thank you for your colloboration.

20/02/2020 - COVID-19

Reference is made to the recent episodes of Coronavirus contagion in some provinces of the  Northern Italy, precisely Lodi in Lombardy and Padua in Veneto, we would like to confirm our full operation of all manufacturing facilities in Italy, and inform you that any delays and/or supply issues that could income in these days are NOT related to this situation.

 

Although none of the Lafert Group's facilities are located in one of the provinces considered at high risk, we are responsibly implementing all the indications given by the relevant Public Authorities in order to protect the health of Employees, Customers and Suppliers: in fact, as a precautionary measure, travel to Customers and Suppliers have been suspended in favour of video conferences and phone calls.

 

We would also like to point out that Lafert has a fully verticalized production structure that is limiting the dependence of the Supply Chain towards the Far East Countries.

      

The entire Lafert team is available for any need or request for clarification, in order to manage and ensure the regular running of all activities. It is in fact the primary objective for Lafert to guarantee the health and safety of all involved Partners and always answer to the market’s needs in conditions of transparency and serenity. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.