New modular motor system offers more efficiency, performance and pricing options
Lyman, S.C. — SEW-EURODRIVE, a leading global supplier of innovative drive automation solutions, announces the release of
the new DR motor modular system, offering customers a single series with millions of drive combinations.
Available February 1, 2010, the modular DR motor is well suited for most any industry. The modular system allows users to
specify exactly those options needed for any given application. Users in food, beverage, water and wastewater will find that
the coating and sealing options keep these motors protected in wet environments in a wide range of temperatures. Automotive
manufacturers rely on the many connector options to save time and ensure accuracy in installation and replacement. The variety
of sensor and feedback options for speed, position and even brake wear are perfect for sophisticated electronic drive control
systems found in packaging and logistics applications in many industries. Maintenance-friendly modular brakes, encoders and
other options make retrofits and other field adjustments simple and fast in any market.
The DR motor meets and exceeds international energy standards and comes in three efficiency levels: DRS Standard Efficiency
(IE1), DRE High Efficiency (IE2) and DRP Premium Efficiency (IE3), which meets EISA 2007 and NEMA Premium® standards for the
USA and other energy standards in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to energy efficiency options, the DR motor
also offers other customizable options, including brake size, cost-optimized encoders and mounting type.
"A truly innovative motor, the new DR series was developed with over 30 years of product knowledge from the DT/DV series and
the latest in technology, materials and design," said Dave Ballard, Manager of Engineering and Marketing. "For years, SEW-EURODRIVE
has provided the industry with highly efficient drives and gearmotors. Now, with the addition of the DR motor series, we provide
optimal customization for cost savings and deliver even better total drivetrain efficiency."
Providing simple configuration and ordering, the DR motor saves space and costs due to its compact design, and also promotes
an extended life from an environmental and regulatory perspective.
Brakes: Inverter driven motors often don't require large brakes. To take advantage of this, up to three brake size options are available
for each motor size. The ability to specify the brake size ultimately results in greater cost savings for the customer. Additionally,
the series is equipped with a manual brake release, automatic or lockable, that can be easily field-adjusted to one of four
different mounting positions.
Encoder: The new built-in encoder is fully integrated into the motor, making it more compact and less expensive. The encoder is installed
between the endshield and the fan and is connected at the terminal box, so it can be easily retrofitted. Traditional HTL,
sin/cos, or absolute mounted encoders are also available for high-precision applications.
Mounting: Now offering new mounting capabilities, the motor can be foot-mounted and/or flange-mounted with numerous through-hole or
tapped-hole configurations. A NEMA C-face flange is also available.
° DRS (Standard Efficiency): Fractional HP
° DRP (NEMA Premium® Efficiency): 1 - 50 HP
° DRE (High Efficiency): 1 - 300 HP
- DRP (NEMA Premium® Efficiency): able to cycle thousands of times per hour
- Rotor cage material: Copper and aluminum
For more information on the new DR motor line please visit www.sewmotortruth.com.