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Integrated motors in packaging equipment on the rise

10 May 2011

A recent study from IMS Research indicates that integrated motor sales into the packaging industry are forecast to continue growing following a 48.8% growth in 2010.

The report, The World Market for Integrated Motors, says that the majority of integrated motors are incorporated into new machine designs and, coupled with a 14.6% increase in global packaging machinery production in 2010, the integrated motors market significantly benefitted. The AC servo integrated motors market shows the most significant growth into packaging with a 79.1% increase in revenues for 2010 due to increased flexibility and the dynamic functionality of the motor.

Commenting on the findings of the report, Analyst Jenalea Howell said: “The flexibility allows companies to cut costs on wiring, installation labour, and maintenance. Users have reported up to 30% savings on installation labour costs. The flexibility of integrated motors also relates to the design of the motor and new offerings, with different drive placement configurations, is allowing the market to penetrate applications where installation conditions are limited.”

Flexibility of the motor design is also driving sales of integrated motors into the material handling and food, beverage and tobacco industries due to needs for more modular machines. Together, these three industries account for nearly 40% of the market for integrated motors in 2010 and are forecast to grow by an average 13.4% CAGR from 2010 to 2015.

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