At the prize-giving ceremony (from left to right) are jury member Dr. Ursula Weidenfeld, DENEFF chairman of the board Carsten Mller and KSB representative Heinrich Schuster. ( DENEFF)
Frankenthal, Germany – The German DENEFF corporate initiative has awarded KSB Aktiengesellschaft with a jury prize. The body of experts paid tribute to the Frankenthal-based pump manufacturer for developing the supreme synchronous reluctance motor. The motor won the title of most impressive innovation in energy efficiency.
Unlike conventional synchronous motors this drive is made without any magnetic materials, which are made from rare earths and categorized as critical raw materials as their extraction causes severe environmental impacts in their countries of origin. In addition, the SuPremE motor’s efficiency remains high, also especially at low speed, which sets it apart from asynchronous motors.
The jury explained its selection as follows: “By using a new technical approach (design) a high-volume standard mass product (low-voltage electric motor) which is positioned/used on the market, has been modified and optimized in efficiency. This drastically reduces the energy consumption for the same applications and conditions.”
“All finalists have proven that innovation is a source of energy that will never run dry, and that saving energy can be made more attractive and easier,” commented Carsten Müller, member of the German Parliament and DENEFF chairman of the board.
“KSB has demonstrated most impressively the fabulous spirit of entrepreneurs and inventors on which energy transition can be founded,” he said.