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60 HP MagForce high-efficiency motor system

July 4, 2019  By Ground Water Canada

Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has introduced the MagForce High Efficiency Motor System in a 60-horsepower model, a product line that offers three distinct models capable of covering pump horsepower ratings from 7.5 to 60.

It is a high-performance alternative to a traditional induction motor and control, providing electrical cost savings via a 90 per cent motor efficiency rating that is 10 to 12 per cent higher than previous submersible motor designs, the company said in a press release.

Permanent magnet technology, used in the construction of the MagForce motor, allows three distinct models to cover pump horsepower ratings from 7.5 to 60, maximizing contractor flexibility – especially if the water table drops. In this case, the system can compensate for additional total dynamic head requirements. The MagForce motor is capable of a 13.6 per cent horsepower boost, increasing the motor’s shaft speed to a true 60 hertz, 3600 rpm (not to exceed the high efficiency motor’s max amp rating). The power boost means that pumps can stay in the ground even longer despite adverse conditions, such as dropping static water levels or pump hydraulic wear.


Because these motors maintain higher efficiency and cooler running temperatures, users can expect more water, lower electrical costs, and greater system flexibility through many years of operation, the company said.

Long- and continuous-run applications ideal for this motor system include ground water remediation, drainage water level control, municipal and utility water supply, construction site dewatering, high volume and industrial livestock operations, mine site dewatering and tank level control, well supply geothermal HVAC systems, and pivot irrigation systems.

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