To achieve a higher efficiency rate in the area of drive technology, the following energy efficiency measures are essential to use energy intelligently and convert it efficiently:
• Energy-optimized drive control
• Components with high efficiency
• Needs-based energy dimensioning
• Energy recovery
Energy losses during acceleration and braking processes can be minimized with energy-optimized drive control. Smooth acceleration and braking technology not only reduces energy consumption, but also ensures that the drive works resource-conserving, as the mechanical components are exposed to less wear. In addition, an energy-optimized drive control system independently detects different workloads in production and can precisely dimension the required energy supply. In addition, energy-recovery drive systems, which feed the kinetic energy generated during braking back into the grid, also secures lower energy consumption.
An example for energy-efficient drive technology is the drive of the montrac® transport shuttles: Due to the direct feed at the drive via the busbar integrated in the montrac® monorail, line losses are minimized and the energy consumption of the montrac® system is additionally reduced.
Another important factor for energy-efficient drive technology is the use of low-consumption motors. For example, motors continuously operating at constant load must comply with the IEC classifications IE2 to IE4.