General

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The problem - the opportunity. Electric motor driven systems represent around 70% of electric energy consumption in the industry and service sectors. With more efficient motors, integrated systems and their optimised operation, this consumption can be reduced by 20% to 30% through economic measures - a significant untapped savings potential from which the economy and the environment can benefit.

Motor driven units

Message

Thinking in terms of systems helps: An electric motor is part of a motor driven system: frequency converter, motor, transmission and the driven application (pump, fan, compressor, transport system, industrial process equipment, etc.). Energy can be saved only if all the components of a system are optimally coordinated, the necessary output is delivered, efficient components are used and operated correctly.


Aim

The Topmotors program targets this huge energy efficiency potential and aims to reduce the electricity consumption of motor driven systems in industry, infrastructure facilities and large buildings with economic measures.


Priorities

Topmotors works on efficient motor driven systems in industry, infrastructure facilities and large buildings. By choosing optimal and well coordinated electric motors, frequency converters, pumps, fans, compressors, etc. the optimal efficiency of the system can be achieved. For analysing existing motor driven systems, Topmotors has developed the Motor-Systems-Check and offers professional support for users through fact sheets, workshops, newsletters and now also in webinars.

Topmotors provides information on the current standards and regulations in Switzerland and the European Union. All the information published is aimed in particular at users in the industry and service sector, manufacturers, energy consultants, universities and representatives of legal local authorities. In addition, you will also find information, contacts and links to financial incentive programs.


Organisation

Since 2007, Topmotors has been supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and managed by Impact Energy, an independent energy consulting office and member of S.A.F.E. (the Swiss Agency for Efficient Energy Use).

Topmotors has built up a broad network of partners and contacts over the last 10 years.