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WEG awarded ISO 50.001 certification

Conformance certificate given for energy management in electric motor manufacture

| | Jun 11, 2012 | 9:09 pm
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Conformance certificate given for energy management in electric motor manufacture

WEG, manufacturer of electric motors and related control equipment, has announced that WEG Equipamentos Elétricos sa, one of its electric motor factories engaged in the manufacture of large electric motors, was recently awarded ISO 50.001:2011 certification for its energy management system, following an audit by the Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC). ISO 50.001 is a voluntary international standard that gives organisations in both, private and public sectors, strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve their general energy performance.

According to WEG, the conformance certificate is valid until January 2015 and covers the manufacture of the company’s HGF line of electric motors, 315-400 (220v up to 13800v) and W22 -355 (220v up to 1000v), with power ratings from 175 up to 1100 hp. Also covered is testing of three phase electric motors, with voltage ranging from 220v up to 7000v, and power ratings from 150hp up to 1250 hp.

WEG claimed that it is the first company in the electronics sector in Brazil to receive such a certification and that the energy management system was one of the company’s latest environment friendly initiatives. The system was installed as a pilot project in one of WEG’s electric motor factories in Jaraguá do Sul, with the implementation being part of an overall initiative to improve energy performance of the plant, it added. This included setting objectives and targets for reducing consumption and adopting actions for improvement, WEG said.

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