November 11, 2022
The new production plant is officially in operation after its formal unveiling at Lafert’s 60th anniversity celebrations in San Donà di Piave, Italy, close to the historic headquarters.
The 130 000 sq foot plant was developed to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for IE5 Super Premium Efficiency motors, while also providing new storage areas for raw materials and finished products. In this plant alone, Lafert is able to produce up to 1400 pieces per day and can ship 4-5 international containers per week thanks to the internal customs area.
The project began in September 2020 with the aim of building a brand-new manufacturing plant to produce high efficiency permanent magnet motors, specifically intended for pumping applications. The plant was designed and built with extensive automated production capabilities including fully automated production lines. Today the plant employs 50 operators who have been carefully trained to work in synergy with the production lines. The plant delivers maximum comfort in the working conditions of the operators in terms of light, space, services, and other factors that affect the well-being of employees.
In 2022, a photovoltaic system was installed consisting of 762 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon modules generating 345 kW of power. When fully operational, the photovoltaic system will be able to produce about 380,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, corresponding to the total energy needs of the plant. This reduces CO2 emissions by 154 tons per year and supports Laferts mission to work towards a better future for our planet. The new plant consists of a shearing machine and four production areas: winding, turning, magnet mounting and assembly. The production area is already fully active while the establishment of the Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Business Development offices is expected by November 2022.
The new production plant in San Donà di Piave is officially in operation On Saturday, September 24th, during Lafert’s 60th birthday celebration, we took the opportunity to formally inaugurate the new plant on Via Kennedy in San Donà di Piave, close to the historic headquarters.
The new plant in San Dona was developed to increase production capacity and meet the growing demand for IE5 Super Premium Efficiency motors, while also providing new storage areas for raw materials and finished products. It consists of a shearing machine that operates in three shifts, and four production areas: winding, turning, magnet mounting and assembly, that operate in two shifts.
Lafert presents the HPS Series of permanent magnet motors for automated equipment applications where induction motor performance falls short of the mark, or servo motor cost and complexity is impractical. It’s no accident that HPS Series motors are well suited to filling this motor capability gap; the motor construction integrates the cost-effective induction motor stator housing and stator winding with high-performance permanent magnet servo motor rotor technology.
The hybrid design is a highly efficient synchronous motor which outperforms induction motors and offers tremendous value for speed control applications. An industry leader in permanent magnet motor technology, Lafert has proudly manufactured HPS Series Motors for over fifteen years.
HPS motors are available from stock with standard power ratings to 50 HP for 230, 460, 575 V input. Mounting options include modular base mouths with or without standarized IEC (B5 or B14), and NEMA (C-Face) flanges.