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08
June
2021

Cost-effective geared motors for hazardous areas

WG20 geared motors up to 18,000 Nm in energy efficiency class IE3 for explosionproof areas in Zones 1/21 and 2/22 available / New WEG EUSAS-EX motor 0.12 to 75 kW for Zone 2 and 22 presented

Cost-effective geared motors for hazardous areas

WEG, a global leader in drive technology, has introduced ATEX-certified WG20 series geared motors that also enable direct motor mounting. In accordance with Directive 2014/34/EU, the geared motors are suitable for explosionproof areas in Category 2, Zone 1/21 and Category 3 in Zone 2/22. In the case of the explosionproof geared motors for Zones 2 and 22 with ATEX motors, the motor can be mounted directly – negating the need for an adapter. WG20 gear units with IEC adapters are available for Zone 1/21. Complementing the WG20 geared motor range, WEG has designed a new EUSAS-EX motor that will be available with outputs of 0.12 to 75 kW in energy efficiency class IE3. The new universal EUSAS-EX motor thus complies with the upcoming EU directives (EC 640/2009), which will come into force on 1 July 2021.

21
January
2021

WEG launches decentralised drive package with WG20 geared motors and MW500 VSDs

WG20 gear units with EUSAS integral motor operating at 100/120 Hz for double the power with MW500

WEG launches decentralised drive package with WG20 geared motors and MW500 VSDs

WEG, a global leader in drive technology, announces availability of a decentralised drive package for indoor and outdoor applications, consisting of WG20-series gear units, EUSAS motors and the MW500 variable speed drive. Members of the MW500 VSD family can be used for applications in the range from 0.12 to 9.2 kW for line voltages of 380–480 V and in three frame sizes (A, B and C), as well as from 0.12 to 1.5 kW for 200–240 V with the WG20 geared motor series, which is available in models with helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel gear units. When the WG20 gear unit in this setup is then connected to a EUSAS integral motor from WEG, this offers a wide range of advantages for the user, because the EUSAS motor operated in frequency inverter mode (100/120 Hz characteristics) offers double the power at a constant torque.

09
December
2020

Multi-million-euro investment: expansion of capacity at Watt Drive

Substantial expansion of production and storage facilities to over 10,000 m² / Significant investment in the site as a local business plus stepping-up of training and hiring activities

Multi-million-euro investment: expansion of capacity at Watt Drive

WEG, a global leader in the drive technology sector with over 45 production sites worldwide, has now significantly expanded capacities at its WEG Centre of Excellence for Drive Development in Markt Piesting, Austria. Construction work for the new facilities on the grounds of WEG subsidiary Watt Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH is now complete, while modernisation of the machine pool will continue apace until 2023.

26
March
2020

Decentralised low-power variable speed drives

Decentralised low-power variable speed drives

WEG is presenting a new member of the MW500 family of variable speed drives. Designed for decentralised installation, the MW500 variable speed drives are now available for operating induction motors with low power in the range of 370 to 550 W. This means the MW500 series is available for the range of 370 W to 7.5 kW with mains voltage 280 to 480 V in three frame sizes (A, B and C), and for 370 W to 1.5 kW with 200 to 240 V in one frame size (A). Designed for decentralised deployment, these variable speed drives can be used for a broad range of applications, such as pumps or fans.

21
January
2020

WEG extends the CFW500 series of variable speed drives

WEG extends the CFW500 series of variable speed drives

WEG is presenting two extensions of its CFW500 series of variable speed drives: a new CFW500 version with IP66 protection rating, and frame size F for the popular series.

06
December
2019

Convenient condition monitoring

Convenient condition monitoring

WEG Motor Scan Gateway augments the company’s condition monitoring solution for easy real-time monitoring of electric motors

23
July
2019

Ideal for the mining industry

(C) Koenig

WEG is presenting the new M (Mining) series of slip ring motors for use in the mining and cement industries. Available in frame sizes IEC 355 to IEC 1000, the new M Mining slip ring motors cover the power range from 250 kW to 10 MW at 50 Hz or 60 Hz line frequency. These three-phase induction motors have 4 to 14 poles and are designed for voltages up to 13.8 kV.

11
January
2019

System solutions made in Europe

(C) Koenig

WEG extends its activities on the European market and has launched production of the MVW3000 series of modular variable speed drive systems also in Portugal.

13
August
2018

Spectacular replacement of machinery for more efficient production

(C) Koenig

Watt Drive Antriebstechnik GmbH has recently completed a major investment in the modernisation of machinery at its site in Markt Piesting. The Austrian gearbox specialist has taken delivery of a new 1.1 million Euro production machine.

14
May
2018

cat4CAD - OFFLINE version now available

 cat4CAD - OFFLINE version now available

The "cat4CAD" interactive product catalogue can now be used whenever and wherever you want - even without web access.

17
November
2017

WEG at the SPS IPC Drives 2017

WEG at the SPS IPC Drives 2017

At the SPS IPC Drives automation trade fair in Nuremberg (Germany), WEG will be presenting geared motors for high torque levels and showcasing a switchgear cabinet system made in Europe.

17
July
2017

New WG20 geared motors with higher torque ratings

New WG20 geared motors with higher torque ratings

The relatively young WG20 family of geared motors was expanded by helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units featuring rated torques from 820 to 1,550 Nm. The housings of the new, high-performance gear units are made from grey cast iron for extra strength. Due to the precision machined tooth profile, they provide very precise power transfer over the entire speed range.

24
February
2017

A gigantic conveyor for surface ore mining

(C) Koenig

At the Erzberg in the city of Eisenerz in Styria, Austria, mining operator VA Erzberg GmbH produces about 2.7 million tonnes of fine ore per year from an extraction volume of roughly 11 million tonnes. That makes Erzberg the largest iron ore surface mine in central Europe. A fully automated fine ore storage facility has been operating there since 2014. One of its key components is a reclaimer supplied by SBM Mineral Processing, an Austrian specialist in processing technology. WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive provided the drive technology for the numerous conveyors of this advanced bridge bucket-wheel reclaimer.

02
December
2016

Baking rolls on a large scale

(C) Koenig

With an output of up to 45,000 rolls per hour, the KGV-H industrial bread roll line from the Austrian manufacturer Koenig sets new performance standards. It is fully designed according to hygiene stand-ards, which impose special requirements on the drive technology. Low-voltage motors from WEG and geared motors from WEG’s subsidiary Watt Drive keep the dough moving. At the end of the process chain, the tasty baked goods – fresh rolls, baguettes, ciabatta, hamburger buns or other fine baked goods – drop onto the baking sheet.

27
October
2016

The gear unit division of the WEG Group in Europe has a new Managing Director

Klaus Sirrenberg assumes leadership of WEG subsidiaries effective immediately.

The gear unit division of the WEG Group in Europe has a new Managing Director

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, has appointed Klaus Sirrenberg to the position of Managing Director of their subsidiaries Watt Drive Antriebstechnik with headquarters in Markt Piesting (Austria), Watt Drive in Unna (Germany), and Württembergische Elektromotoren in Balingen (Germany). Effective immediately, he succeeds the incumbent Managing Director, Wolfgang Meyer, who will assume a leading role in a sales position for generators in Europe.