We are at the end: on July 1st 2021, the new ecodesign requirements extended by EU Commission Regulation EU 640/2009 will come into force.
The very ready companies for change, which have sent reminders to their business network, include Weg, with a video that has highlighted the imminent regulatory changes decided and announced last October 25th 2019: the tightening of minimum energy requisites for electric motors with the Regulation (EU) 2019/1781, in force until next June 30th.
The new regulation requires all new 2-, 4-, 6- and 9-pole motors power range 0.75-1000kW to meet IE3 efficiency class. Motor sizes from 0.12-0.75 kW will be required to meet IE2 efficiency class.
From July 2021, hazardous area motors entering the supply chain must be IE2 or IE3 rated.
Weg informs that its hazardous area motors meet the new energy efficiency standards and have done long before these regulatory changes were announced. In fact, WEG also has a super-premium range of safe area and hazardous area IE4 motors.
In a second phase, in fact, starting from July 1st 2023, the even higher Super Premium IE4 efficiency class will be applied to medium-size motors (75 kW–200 kW). For the first time, the EU holds a world leader ranking concerning the minimum requisites of motors’ efficiency.

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