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LTP-B Eco drive for advanced fan, pump control in the HVAC sector

The new LTP-B Eco drive from SEW-EURODRIVE is a perfect solution for building designers looking to optimise fan and pump performance in HVAC applications.

The new LTP-B Eco HVAC drive is a clear example of SEW-EURODRIVE responding to specific customer requirements. “While we do have general-purpose units for fans, pumps and even conveyors, we have decided to focus on a particular industry and application,” National Sales Manager Norman Maleka comments.


SEW-EURODRIVE National Sales Manager Norman Maleka.

“Building designers are always the first adopters of new technology such as this. We are quite active in the HVAC sector in Cape Town, for example, and realised that we had to rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of this specific sector.”

What distinguishes this purpose-built drive is the fact that different parameters can be set, such as for fan or pump control. “This allows our customers to realise the full energy-efficiency benefits of different functions,” Maleka explains.

In terms of a commercial building such as a hospital, traditional drives meant that fans had to operate continually at full speed. “With the improved functionality of the LTP-B Eco HVAC drive from SEW-EURODRIVE, facilities managers can now control a fan and only run it according to the demand. This represents a major advantage in terms of energy-saving, as it allows for total flow control,” Maleka explains.

“Our philosophy is predicated on supplying innovative products with easy-to-use energy-efficient features that maximise time and cost savings for our clients,” SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa MD Raymond Obermeyer stresses. The new LTP-B Eco HVAC drive will be launched officially at Electra Mining Africa 2016 from 12 to 16 September 2016, at the SEW-EURODRIVE stand in Hall 6 J20.
The company will unveil a range of new products under its ‘The Future Starts Now’ campaign. “Innovation, tradition and customer focus are the cornerstones of SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa,” comments Obermeyer.

“That was the case when our company was founded 85 years ago, and it still holds true today. Thanks to a range of customer-orientated service modules, we offer our customers added value and measurable benefits. This is made possible by powerful drives, high quality standards and customised solutions,” he concludes.

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