MAR 05, 2014
Here, Leroy-Somer organised the very first ceremony to award Dyneo® Energy Performance Trophies, an event intended to reward companies in the Grand-Ouest region of France who have engaged with the energy performance of their industrial process, using the highest Dyneo® loads. A Leroy-Somer innovation, Dyneo® is a range consisting of permanent magnet synchronous motors and electronic drives which generate considerable energy savings.
A major economic challenge in terms of competitiveness and profitability, energy savings are now a hot topic in the manufacturing world. Accounting for almost 70% of the electricity consumption in industry, electric motors constitute one of the most sources of energy efficiency. Moreover, the cost of electricity accounts for 95% of the total operating cost of an electric motor.
Energy efficiency has been one of Leroy-Somer's major preoccupations for many years. Historically involved in promoting energy savings, the company has invested massively in research into new technologies and, in 2008, developed a drive system that is the only one of its kind on the market: the Dyneo® range. With unrivalled efficiency levels, considerably higher than the minimum required by class IE4, Dyneo® permanent magnet synchronous variable speed drive solutions now represent the best option on the high energy efficiency market.
To date, more than 25 major agri-food manufacturers in the region have equipped their installations with Dyneo® solutions, corresponding to an installed base rated 13 MW. All these less energy-intensive drive systems generate savings of 16.6 million kW/h per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of towns like Douarnenez, Bayeux or even Les Sables d’Olonne!
On 12 February, Leroy-Somer had the honour of having on its stand those companies with the most dynamic energy efficiency approach, in front of numerous visitors interested in this unprecedented initiative.
A major pork-producing farming cooperative in France bringing together 2700 farmers and members, the COOPERL Group uses Dyneo® assemblies consisting of LSRPM motors and Powerdrive drives in animal nutrition manufacturing, the abattoir process and industrial refrigeration.
A specialist in cutting activities and manufacturing high-tech products with its poultry and prepared foods businesses and its well-known brands: LE GAULOIS, LOUE, MARIE, MAITRE COQ, the LDC Group has various installations equipped with Dyneo® assemblies consisting of LSRPM motors and Powerdrive drives.
A leading player in the French food industry, specialising in the preparation of everyday cook-chill products, Fleury Michon has a number of compressors equipped with Dyneo® assemblies, consisting of LSRPM motors and Powerdrive drives.
A leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of animal feed in France, the Le Gouessant Group produces nearly a million tonnes of feed a year. An early-adopter in the energy optimisation process in partnership with Leroy-Somer and other companies, Le Gouessant was the first, at the end of 2008, to successfully performance-test the Dyneo® drive on numerous applications, including the hammer mill.
Through these Dyneo® Trophies, these major manufacturers, each of them a leading player in their business sector, demonstrate the trust they place in Leroy-Somer to resolve their energy efficiency problems and thus increase their productivity.