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Nidec Introduces Integrated U.S. MOTORS® Brand EC IE4-Rated Motor and VFD

Designed to Provide Dramatic Efficiency Improvements for Commercial, Industrial Users

St. Louis, MO (January 25, 2016) –Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) has launched a new innovation for variable torque pumps, fans, blowers, farm vents and hydronic pumps:  a U.S. MOTORS® brand 3-10HP electronically commutated (EC) motor with an IE4 (Super Premium efficiency) rating integrated with a tuned Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). This motor is a member of the ACCU-SERIES line of variable speed products.

This new product is the only integrated EC motor in the marketplace that is rated IE4. Commercial and industrial users choosing to move to the expanding IE4 motor category are doing so in large part because of the high efficiencies and the quicker return on investment in the form of electricity savings that these motors can provide. The new integrated motor and drive was designed with ferrite magnets rather than rare earths for more consistent pricing and cost structure. 

The Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor (BPM) and drive have an integrated user interface that allows for easy setup. The product is simpler than a modular approach, and it reduces costs and lead-time by eliminating cabling between motor and separate control. It also reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) and corona, which can result in power loss and interfere with performance.

The motor is designed to mount in all standard NEMA or IEC mechanicals/constructions, has an IP54 rating, and can replace an induction motor and off the shelf drive. No customer connection is required.  

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.  

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE:  NJ) is the world's leading manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard 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.