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Nidec Unveils the Latest in EC Motor Technology at AHR 2015

Show Sets Stage for the Latest Installation-Friendly Motor/Drive Technology

St. Louis, MO (January 26, 2015) — Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) will unveil a brushless permanent magnet (BPM) electronically commutated (EC) pump motor with an integrated variable frequency drive and user interface at the AHR show in Chicago, IL.  The PerfectSpeed® NEMA®† 48 pump motor is an energy saving product which is easy to install and operate.  It has been designed specifically to drive booster and hydronic pumps.  Both the motor and drive are manufactured by NMC and are optimized to function together for highly efficient and worry-free operation.  The on-board drive regulates pump performance so that maximum efficiency is achieved during normal and peak flow operation.  The drive eliminates the need for mechanical components like hydraulic control valves, pump speed controls, and large control panels.

“The PerfectSpeed NEMA 48 pump motor has been engineered to make installation easy.  Our integrated motor and drive eliminates the need for separate, time consuming drive programming,” said Scott Durfee, director of product management for Nidec Motor Corporation.  “We’ve used our motor/drive technology and expertise to eliminate the complexity of an installation.  This is truly a product you can confidently install, configure, start, and walk away.”

In addition to the PerfectSpeed NEMA 48 pump motor, the company will also spotlight its other innovations in EC motor technology.  The highly efficient SelecTech® 460 constant torque motor, designed for 460 Volt single-phase commercial air handlers and furnaces, is the latest addition to the application-specific EC motor family from NMC, and is the only EC motor on the market today with active power factor correction.  This feature reduces demand charges and increases load carrying capabilities, resulting in significant carbon emission reductions.

The EC motor lineup in the NMC booth will include the EcoApex® 48 EC condenser fan motor, previewed at last year’s show, and the EcoApex 56 EC inverter duty condenser fan motor, a variable speed motor designed for air-cooled condenser applications.  An additional EC solution, the PerfectSpeed 120 motor for small fans and blowers, will also be featured in the NMC display.

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About Nidec Motor Corporation:  Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls.  The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve Industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration.    It also makes motors, controls and switches for automotive and commercial markets.   Brands include U.S. MOTORS®, SR Drives®, HURST®, RESCUE®, ECOTECH EZTM.

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE:  NJ) is the world's leading manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard disk drives and optical disk drives.  The company has extended its focus beyond the information storage motor market to the home appliance and automotive markets, where it sees high future growth potential.  For more information, visit www.nidec-motor.com.

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