Currently, Artemobili is one of the largest solid wood furniture industries in Brazil, located in Rio Grande do Sul, in the municipality of Nova Prata. With an area of 40,000 m2, counts with modern machinery and high-performance equipment.
Even in such a challenging period, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the company was the first to join the Bonus Motor, an initiative of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), coordinated by CPFL Energy and operated by WEG, which encourages the replacement of standard efficiency electric motors, in operation, by modern and high efficiency motors, with a discount of up to 40%.
High-efficient motors: increased energy savings for the industry
By using this opportunity, Artemobili completed all stages of the project, which included data, technical, and non-compliance evaluation, acquisition of the motor at one of the WEG’s registered resellers – such as Automasul, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, the evidence of installation of the new motor to replace the old one and finally receive the discount from CPFL and WEG when collecting the old motor. To participate, the old three-phase induction motors were within the project criteria, which are: power rate from 1 up to 250 hp; 2, 4, 6 or 8 poles, manufactured until 2009 and minimum operation 4,320 hours a year.
This is how Artemobili replaced several old motors, which age between 18 and 21 years old, by new W22 Premium efficiency motors from WEG, thus reducing electrical costs and increasing the reliability of their production. The new equipment will operate on the company's exhaust systems.
In this supply, the customer obtained a 35% discount on the purchase of 13 new W22 Premium efficiency motor line, which comply with the new minimum performance level for low voltage electric motors in Brazil.
In general, the estimated savings potential is 9.09%, which is equivalent to the average consumption of 72 residences in Brazil. By reaffirming its commitment to sustainability, Artemobili always seeks for new technologies to improve the relationship with the environment, such as participating in the Bonus Motor program:
“We joined the Bonus Motor in partnership with Automasul and WEG, improving our exhausting system, replacing 13 old low-performance motors with new high-efficiency motors, such as the W22 Premium Efficiency, generating a significant reduction in energy, consumption, noise and maintenance cost” says Rafael Nadal Zanin, Artemobili Maintenance Supervisor.
The company now has an energy saving of 130,158.47 kWh/year and return on investment in 1 year and a half with an IRR (Internal Rate of Return) of 87.25% and VPL (Net Present Value) of R$ 187.955,58.
All these benefits were possible through the follow-up of Automasul, WEG reseller, which followed all the stages of the project with the customer, from the collection of technical data, presentation of results and the conclusion of the motor replacement plan.
WEG is very proud for the operation a program such as Bonus Motor, in partnership with CPFL Energy, since the program will allow the replacement of thousands of electric motors, contributing to the increase of energy efficiency rates in São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. Eligible CPFL and RGE customers can still register power consumer units and register projects for electric motor replacement through the website www.bonusmotor.com.br