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Part 1 of the standard defines the requirements related to the semi analytical models in general in order to work on the extended product approach.
Part 3 of the standard defines the requirements for determining the ecological footprint of drive products.
Controlled drives consist of many individual components. Beside the motor, these are the complete drive module with the variable speed drive and accessories like e.g. input and output components. In the past, the efficiencies of variable speed drives were stated in a very general manner as e.g. ≤97.5 percent. The information was mostly limited to the basic unit, which means the power part without accessories. Stating the power loss in watt was the exception. For cables, it is not common to specify the efficiency.
By specifying the power loss in watt consistently the comparability and handling, e.g. the addition of the individual power loss factors is simplified and made clearer.
, this approach makes it possible to take a motor into consideration, which generates for example a holding torque at zero speed. The efficiency is always zero in this case, but the power loss can differ.
Current: first edition of 6 March 2014
Content: Definition of IE classes IE1 to IE4 for three-phase motors (synchronous / asynchronous) on basis of full-load efficiency. This standard applies to all types of motors designed for line-operation. It also applicable to motors, which can be operated on the mains or with a variable speed drive. These are in general standard asynchronous motors or synchronous motors with starting cage (line-start permanent magnet or line-start synchronous reluctance).
Current: Edition of 21 October 2009, replaces directive 2005/32/EG (EUP) of 6 July 2005
Content: Framework directive without specific technical contents
EU regulation 640/2009 for implementing Directive 2005/32/EG (EUP)
Current: Edition of 22 July 2009
Content: Minimum values for the efficiency are defined for 2-, 4- or 6-pole low-voltage asynchronous motors between 0.75 and 375 kW. Motors with a nominal output power higher than 7.5 KW have to reach IE3 or IE2 together with a variable speed drive. From 1 January 2017 IE3 or IE2+VSD applies to smaller motors also.
In addition, the regulation lists the relevant data (product information), which need to be provided by the manufacturer.
The regulation applies only to motors, which are designed for continuous operation (S1) and comply with the series standard (up to 40°C, 1,000 m above sea level etc.). Explosion-protected motors and Brake motors are excluded also.
EU regulation 4/2014 for amending regulation 640/2009
Current: Edition of 6 January 2014
Now all motors in a temperature range of -30°C to 60°C (air cooling) as well as altitudes of up to 4,000 m are included. Brake motors are still excluded, even if they are standard motors with a separate added brake.
Additionally, it was clarified that manufacturers only have to stamp only the efficiency in rating mode on the rating plate. All other information has to be included in the product documentation.
Standards describe products and methods but they have no legal force. Manufacturers can comply with a standard or not, if the customer accepts it. Often customers or the market demand compliance with particular standards. The manufacturer can confirm this by order confirmation or by stamping the name of the standard on the rating plate. In this case, the terms of the standard have to be met, as it is an assured quality in this case.
Harmonised (that means listed in the official journal of the EU) standards play a particular role. The EU considers them suitable to describe a situation bindingly; when complying with a harmonised standard it is assumed, that the directive or statutory regulation is met.
Mandated standards arise from an instruction (mandate) of the European Commission to develop certain European standards. The European Commission therefore is involved in the financing of these standardisation projects. Only after listing in the official journal does a mandated standard become a harmonised standard, which means a higher obligation.
EU directives commit the member states of the EU. They have to be adopted in national law in within a period of notice and then have legal force. This applies for example to the regulations 640/2009 and 4/2014 as well as the Ecodesign directive itself.