Welcome to CEMEP


CEMEP represents the Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics.

Our paramount aim is to create and maintain best conditions of competitiveness for the European Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics. CEMEP is a non-profit association and commits itself to fair competition under reasonable conditions.




What does equipped with a variable speed drive mean?

The Regulation establishes ecodesign requirements for the placing on the market and for the putting into service of motors, including where integrated in other products. The Regulations state that from 1 January 2015, motors with a rated output of 7,5 - 375 kW shall not be less efficient than the IE3 efficiency level, or meet the IE2 efficiency level and be equipped with a variable speed drive.

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Brochure "Electric Motors and Variable Speed Drives; Standard and legal requirements"

This brochure describes the new standardised international efficiency classes for standard three-phase motors, the new measuring methods and the requirements stipulated by the European Regulation 640/2009 of the European Commission for energy efficiency in motors and drive systems. This brochure also offers an overview of some of the world-wide existing national legislation and addresses subjects like material composition and life cycle cost.

The brochure is written for users, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), machine manufacturers and motor and drive system manufacturers.

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