Baldor Electric Company’s latest version of the Cooling Tower Wizard (3.0.0) – an easy-to-use sizing and selection program for Direct Drive Cooling Tower (DDCT) Motor & Drive packages, provides users a stock motor and drive solution as well as a custom designed package based on specific application parameters. The new version also includes an annual operating cost comparison between a new direct drive package and a traditional gearbox or belted solution.
The DDCT motor combines the field-proven and power dense AC laminated frame RPM AC motor with a high-performance interior permanent magnet salient pole rotor design. The motor is paired with an adjustable speed drive. A direct drive solution offers the benefit of variable speed control while eliminating the cost and maintenance required for traditional gearbox or belted solutions. The fan couples directly to the motor and is controlled by a unique AC drive to provide reduced maintenance, energy consumption and quieter operation.
As few as three attributes (motor horsepower, fan speed, and air velocity over the motor) are required to calculate a DDCT package. The Cooling Tower Wizard output identifies a stock motor and drive solution or a custom designed package based on application data. Essential product details including stock product number, frame sizes, current and motor efficiency are provided. Additional product details are available for download in spreadsheet form, including performance data, noise levels, motor & drive dimensional drawings and detailed annual cost savings estimation.
The new Annual Operating Cost Analysis tool estimates yearly cost savings between a new direct drive solution and traditional gearbox or belted equipment. For an accurate estimation, most fields are editable to customize the expected operating conditions. The new analysis tool empowers users to quickly and confidently properly size and select a motor & drive solution for greater cost savings and performance. For more information about the DDCT motor solution or the wizard visit: http://www.baldor.com/cooling-tower-motors.
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