Be prepared for the future: New regulations for IE classes of electric motors as of 1st July 2023
Important information regarding new standards for IE classes for electric motors as of 1st July 2023
As of 1st July 2023, the requirements for IE classes of electric motors will be further intensified, placing an even greater focus on energy efficient electric motors and solutions.
As an OEM it is important to be aware of the latest rules in order to be prepared for the future and to be compliant with the latest European regulations.
At Fabrika, all our motors are designed in accordance with the latest regulations, and we can also help you select the right motor for your application.
IE4 motors required from 75 to 200 kW
One of the most important changes as of 1st July 2023 is that three-phase electric motors ranging from 75 to 200 kW (both effects included) will be mandatory IE4 for 2, 4 and 6-pole single speed motors when used within the EU. Brake motors and ATEX motors are excluded from this regulation.
Three-phase single-speed electric motors must minimum be IE3 ranging from 0.75 to 55 kW and from 250 to 1000 kW. This applies to 2, 4, 6 and 8-pole electric motors designed for continuous duty, i.e. duty class S1, S3 ≥ 80 %, S6 ≥ 80 %. The supply voltage is up to 1000 V.
Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated motors (TENV) as well as high-voltage motors are major exemptions from the new regulations.
Figure 1: New regulations for three-phase electric motors as of 1st July 2022
Single-phase motors and Ex eb motors now also included in IE-classes
In a new development, single-phase motors are now included in the requirements of the IE classes. Therefore, as of 1st July 2023, single-phase motors used within the EU must achieve a minimum IE2 energy efficiency level.
In addition, ATEX motors type Ex eb now need to be minimum IE2. This applies to motors rated for operation on 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz supplies and with outputs ranging from 0.12 to 1000 kW.
Figure 2: New regulations for single-phase electric motors as of 1st July 2022
Fabrika can help you find the electric motor for your machine
Fabrika has specialised in electric motors for many years, making us the the right partner to contact when you are looking for a competent and flexible supplier offering electric motors of the highest quality in all IE classes.
IE stands for “International Efficiency”. The current IE classes are defined in EU Directive IEC 60034-30-1:
- IE1 (Standard Efficiency)
- IE2 (High Efficiency)
- IE3 (Premium Efficiency)
- IE4 (Super Premium Efficiency)
The new regulations are based on the EU eco design. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions in the industrial sector, where around 8 billion electric motors account for 45% of the total electrical energy consumption.