Motors & Motion
Weg unveils W40 line of open induction motors
By Anthony Capkun
November 14, 2014 – Weg Electric released its newest line of open 3-phase induction motors, available with standard frame sizes from NEMA 254T to L6808/09.
A key feature, says Weg, is that you can specify at least one frame size smaller over a TEFC motor in most applications. For applications where the elements are a factor, the W40 can be specified with WPI or WPII levels of environmental protection (depending on the frame size). This new motor design can be used in compressors, blowers, oil well and fire pumps, and industrial refrigeration applications. All models meet or exceed NEMA standards as well international efficiency requirements, says Weg. The W40 line comes with standard features such as a rated output of 60Hz at 15-2250 hp, either 2- or 4-pole models in NEMA frame sizes from 254T to L6808/09. Input voltage can be from 208 to 4160 available with ODP (IP23) protection for frames 256T to L5810 and WPI (IP24) protection for frame L6808/09.