Powerboss Optimiser

The Fixed Speed Motor Energy Saving Solution

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When fitted to almost any AC Induction motor Powerboss can produce energy savings of between 10 and 20%. Usually, with a payback of less than 2 years. Powerboss is recognised by the Energy Efficiency Council and is an audit-able asset. Powerboss utilises a powerful micro-controller, which continuously monitors motor ‘efficiency’ and ensures the right amount of power is used to complete the job of work. Even slight changes in demand will be recognised. Powerboss responds immediately by matching the input power exactly as the load changes – thus saving energy!

Powerboss is available from 1.5kW to 650kW

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Compressors. Aerospatiale, the French aircraft manufacturer, installed a 150kW Powerboss to a twin screw compressor fitted with a 132kW Siemens motor. Powerboss produces an annualised saving of 30,572kWh. This represents a simple payback of just over 1 year.

Rock Crusher A 400kW ‘Rockmill’ capable of crushing 65 tonnes of granite in around 5 minutes was suffering from excessive starting currents, even when started unloaded. A Powerboss PSO 400 provided an effective soft start solution with complete motor and system management. It was noticed that the motor spent over 40 minutes in each hour operating in either a low, or unloaded condition. During these periods Powerboss reduces the power consumed from 181kW to 153kW. The soft starter that paid for itself!

Fans - A drying oven, which operates for 24 hours per day and 5 days per week, incorporates 6 - 11kW fans, which have a measured duty point of 8.7kW . When fitted with the Powerboss dynamic motor controller and energy optimiser the power reduced 5.36kW The purchase cost of the Powerboss was recovered in 27 weeks. Once fitted to all six fans, the annual running cost of the oven will reduce by more than £5,000.

Other applications - These are just a small selection of applications. Others are as diverse as a Vacuum Pump at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, to sewage in remote pumping stations and potable water pumps. From compressors in a Rail Engineering workshop to lathes and grinders in a factory making wood burning stoves. For many people massive increases in energy costs have become an unpleasant fact of life. Now you can do something about it !

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