The improvement of environmental performance of products throughout the whole lifecycle is tackled much more effectively when attention to it is paid already at the design phase.
The Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.
Every five years the Commission focuses on certain product categories considered to have a relevant impact in terms of energy and/or resource used. At the end of this study period, new Product Specific Regulations are adopted, the so-called Implementing Measures (= IM), each laying down ecodesign requirements dedicated to a defined product type.
At OMRON we constantly monitor the development of this set of Measures and take the necessary actions, when required.
Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)
The Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 lays down ecodesign requirements for Variable Speed Drives. From 1st of July 2021 one obligation is the minimum classification of the VSD according to the International Energy Efficiency class IE2, which defines the maximum power losses of the device.
Our customers willing to know more about OMRON on-going activities with regards to this matter, are kindly invited to take a look to the dedicated Ecodesign letter for VSDs, available on this page.