In refrigerated display cases, dairy cases and bottle coolers in the commercial food sector, fans are in permanent use. This is why they hold great potential for saving energy. The iQ motor – a compact motor for driving axial fans for cool air distribution in evaporators and cooling in condensers – has been available for a long time. It uses proven GreenTech EC technology to achieve high efficiency rates. This is why food retailers and gas stations have successfully relied on iQ motors from ebm-papst for some time.
Now the NiQ, the next generation in the series, is on the market. The latest development from ebm-papst combines the proven properties of the iQ and iQ2 motors with a new design – both inside and outside. The developers were able to make the “next-generation iQ” more efficient and above all, more economical. And the new motor platform features enhanced functionality for a wider range of applications.
In accordance with the low speeds the applications typically require, the motor has been optimized to 800 to 2,000 rpm and the corresponding torque. This has a positive impact on efficiency and smooth operation. The developers have replaced the aluminum housing with plastic, which is not only more environmentally friendly but also qualifies for approval for applications with indirect food contact – for example, in open vegetable display cases. And the new winding technique leads to improved thermal characteristics.
The NiQ is available in three sizes with an output power of 5, 12, and 18 W respectively. From the technical viewpoint, they replace several sizes of the old AC motor technology used in the Q motor. The NiQ is not only ideal for new developments – customers recover their investment in retrofitting existing applications within an extremely short time.