Electric motors and drives supplied by WEG are bringing positive results for the production of Citrosuco, the world's largest orange juice company. Citrosuco counts on four factories, three of them in the State of São Paulo and one in the USA. In addition to that, the company owns twenty-nine farms, three storage operations, five shipping port terminals and six commercial offices. The company achieves a production capacity corresponding to more than 40% of all the orange juice produced and exported by Brazil.
Since 2015, Citrosuco, has been using permanent magnet motors from the WEG Cooling Tower Direct Drive System line in its production unit, which ensures high performance levels with high torque, even at low speeds. This system replaces conventional ventilation systems in cooling towers consisting of motor + transmission shaft + gearbox assembly, reducing mechanical losses and resulting in high operational efficiency.
This WEG Cooling Tower Direct Drive System solution operates with the CFW11 frequency drive, where speed is modulated according to the application demand, thus providing energy savings and reducing water consumption.
Implemented in the city of Matão operation unit, state of São Paulo, the solution provided a significant reduction in maintenance costs, making the system more reliable and efficient. Additionally, the corrective maintenance in the system was eliminated, starting to carry out only preventive maintenance.
"Before using WEG products, the cooling towers used to offer low reliability, requiring constant interventions on the transmission system and gearing system, resulting in high maintenance cost. After installing WEG products, corrective interventions were eliminated, significantly increasing the availability of the equipment and considerably reducing the costs of corrective maintenance. We only carry out a lubrication routine every ten thousand hours of use, as recommended by WEG, "says Wanderley Garcia Cabrera, Reliability Engineer at Matão / Citrosuco operation unit.
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