ROCKWELL AUTOMATION COLLABORATES WITH INFINITUM
The partnership will deliver market-leading integrated drives and motors giving manufacturers the ability to deliver sustainable outcomes with less consumed energy, raw materials, and waste.
Rockwell Automation and Infinitum, creator of the sustainable air core motor, announced an exclusive agreement to jointly develop and distribute a new class of high-efficiency, integrated low-voltage drive and motor technology. This solution will significantly save energy and cut costs for industrial customers globally, while helping them reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable.
As companies grow more energy-conscious and look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, variable frequency drives (VFDs) with high-efficiency motors have increasingly come into focus. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), electric motors consume approximately 40% of the electricity consumed globally, with the percentage rising to nearly 70% for industrial companies.
Under this agreement, Rockwell’s market-leading PowerFlex® drive technology will be combined with Infinitum’s high-efficiency Aircore EC motor system. This powerful package will help companies reduce their carbon footprint with a motor system that is 50% smaller and lighter, uses 66% less copper, and consumes 10% less energy than traditional iron core motors.
The integrated VFD and motors will be available in late 2024 exclusively through Rockwell and its partners.