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Energy Saving with SEW-EURODRIVE

19 January, 2009

When it comes to the costs relating to motors and drives , the purchasing cost of the system is really only the tip of the iceberg.

In the current climate, where every dollar counts, it's important to know the real costs involved with every single part of your business. When it comes to a motor and drive package, it's easy to focus only on the cost of the package, but it is the system's lifetime costs which incur the most expenses.

In fact, when looking at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a motor and drive package, investment costs make up just 20% of the lifetime expenditure. In contrast, follow up costs compose a whopping 80%. 

Of this 80%, maintenance, spare parts, training, startup, insurance & accessories are all costs which are added over the motor and/or drive's life. But these pale into comparison with energy costs, which make up an amazing 90% of all follow up costs throughout the life of the system.

To see what savings are possible for your application, visit the SEW energy saving calculator. (

You can also find out more information about SEW's visionary concept for greater energy efficiency, and how it can help your organisation, by visiting our tailor made energy efficiency mini-site. (