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WEG reports developing custom smoke extraction motors

Company says it has partnered with global ventilation expert


JARAGUÁ DO SUL, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 7 July 2022: Motor manufacturer, WEG said it has supplied custom motors for the new smoke extractor product line from ECE Cogemacoustic, a global ventilation expert based in France. Making the announcement through a Press release, WEG said it has engineered a customised version of the W22 motor to ensure the ECE Cogemacoustic equipment can preserve air quality in public environments in the event of a fire.

According to WEG, the new W22 motor is designed specifically for this market segment, and is able to work in extreme conditions. The motor can guarantee an effective and reliable operation in a temperature up to 400 degrees C during a two-hour time frame, while operating in accordance with international standards, the company claimed.

The line of motors has several optional features, such as the possibility of supplying the terminal boxes loose connected to the motor through flying leads, or supplying the motor without a fan or fan cover, in order to make the product even more compact, WEG said.

According to WEG, the creation of the customised motor came as a result of a partnership between WEG Portugal and ECE Cogemacoustic, facilitated by WEG group subsidiary, WEG France. WEG Portugal manufactures smoke extraction motors for the European market at its facility in Porto, and specialises in this particular range, the company said.

“Particularly in the event of fire, these products are intended to operate mostly on subways and tunnels,” said Patricia Guedes, Head of Marketing and Communication, WEG Portugal, registered as WEGeuro Indústria Eléctrica. “These motors are essential to ensure the proper operation on high temperature environments, contributing to the safety of people and preservation of the air quality.

“Our supply meets the customer project requirements for this demanding market segment, which strives [for] a very high degree of security and reliability. Once more, this achievement proves WEG’s expertise in supplying customized solutions to major worldwide projects.”

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