Lafert North America’s High Performance Metric Motors won first place in the Green Building category in the annual AHR Innovation Awards Competition. Sean Hickey, president of Lafert NA accepted the Innovation Award, which had been selected by a panel of industry professionals with pronounced knowledge and expertise in the HVACR industry. The AHR competition is sponsored by ASHRAE, the air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration institute (AHRI) and the International Exposition Company (IEC). The HCACR show hosted nearly 2,000 manufacturers and suppliers and more than 55,000 industry professionals from around the world.
Lafert’s award winning High Performance Metric Motors come in speeds ranging from 1,500-4,500 rpm and in metric frame sizes from 71 to 132 mm. These permanent magnet motors are suited for applications involving pumps, fans and compressors with an emphasis on reducing size, weight and operating costs while achieving an IE4 efficiency rating. HPS range drives control stand-alone permanent magnet motors, while HPI range drives are integrated into the motors.