World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Higher efficiency EC motor for refrigeration

GERMANY: EBM‑Papst has developed the iQ-one EC motor, which enables an output power of up to 5W for like-for-like replacement of existing Q or shaded-pole motors in refrigeration applications.

The iQ-one can be combined with fan impellers of 154, 172 and 200mm diameter. It is described as an efficient fan solution for a wide range of applications, especially with aerodynamically optimised fan impellers of 172 and 200mm and particularly in supermarkets, where many fans operate continuously.

Compared to conventional Q motors, EBM‑Papst says it has a high motor efficiency level of 50% and operates at full power with low noise characteristics. It is designed for all typical supply voltages and can therefore be used worldwide. 

As standard, the new iQ-one EC motor meets the European standards EN 60335-2-24 and EN 60335-2-89.

Latest News

29th February 2024

BESA backing for WorldSkills UK

UK:The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is organising the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) category of the WorldSkills UK competition.
29th February 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire Australian firm QAE

SWEDEN/AUSTRALIA: Beijer Ref will expand its position in the Australian market with the agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Sydney-based Quality Air Equipment (QAE).
29th February 2024

Chemours places CEO on administrative leave

USA: Chemours has placed its president and CEO Mark Newman, CFO Jonathan Lock and principal accounting officer Camela Wisel on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal review.
28th February 2024

Seeley to boost production in US export push

AUSTRALIA: Evaporative cooling equipment manufacturer Seeley International is to upgrade and expand its manufacturing plant in Lonsdale, South Australia, to boost exports to the USA.
28th February 2024

EPEE calls for RACHP recognition

BELGIUM: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has called for recognition of the critical role of RACHP technologies in energy efficiency and climate mitigation. 
28th February 2024

PSH compressor a “game-changer” for heat pumps

USA: The new Danfoss PSH scroll compressor with vapour injection allows for a wider range of operating temperatures and could be a potential “game-changer” for heat pump adoption.