Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation, has joined forces with Infinitum, the pioneer behind sustainable air core motor technology. Together, they have unveiled an exclusive partnership aimed at co-developing and distributing an innovative class of integrated low voltage drive and motor technology. This pioneering solution promises substantial energy savings and cost efficiencies for industrial clients across the globe, all while advancing sustainable digital infrastructure and contributing to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
With a growing awareness of energy conservation and the imperative to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, there has been a heightened focus on variable frequency drives (VFDs) paired with high-efficiency motors. As outlined by the International Energy Agency (IEA), electric motors account for approximately 40% of the world’s total electricity consumption, a figure that rises to nearly 70% for industrial enterprises.
Under the terms of this agreement, Rockwell’s industry-leading PowerFlex® drive technology will be seamlessly integrated with Infinitum’s cutting-edge Aircore EC motor system. This dynamic synergy is set to empower companies in their quest to diminish their carbon footprint, offering a motor system that is not only 50% smaller and lighter but also boasts a 66% reduction in copper utilisation and a 10% decrease in energy consumption when compared to conventional iron core motors.
“We’ve long recognised the benefits of Infinitum’s integrated motor and drive system because of its class-leading energy efficiency, sustainability, and ease of operations,” said Barry Elliott, vice president and general manager of Power Control, Rockwell Automation. “We’re excited about the powerful impact that our new joint solution will have on improving sustainability, energy-efficiency, and productivity for our customers around the world.”
“We’re excited to extend our successful partnership with Rockwell Automation. This agreement opens new customer channels for our sustainable motors that can power the world with less energy, material, and waste,” said Ben Schuler, founder and CEO, Infinitum. “Working with Rockwell will enable a direct and widespread impact on industrial companies, reducing electricity consumption and increasing sustainability for this energy-intensive sector.”