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WEG showcases motion drive solutions at Food Manufacturing Live

16 April 2024

WEG will exhibit at the first edition of Food Manufacturing Live, taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, on 1 May 2024.

Among the products displayed at stand 38 are the CFW900 variable speed drive (VSD) and the WG20 geared motor, both specifically tailored to meet the demands of the food and beverage industries.

Food Manufacturing Live is poised to emerge as the UK’s specialist technical event for the food and drink manufacturing industries, where engineers can explore and showcase the latest technological innovations and equipment developments. 

The exhibition will focus on digital transformation and energy efficiency, providing a unique opportunity for industry to network and stay ahead of the trends that define modern food processing. 

WEG is ready to unveil its newest solutions aimed at enhancing efficiency in the food processing sector. Among the key demonstrations will be the versatile gearbox, WG20. These helical gear units come in 12 housing sizes for nominal torques, from 440 to 159,000lb-in and are available in both foot and flange designs. 

Primarily used for packaging machines, bakery equipment and conveyor belts, the WG20 comes in three different models: helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel.

The team will also display the CFW900 VSD. This high-performance VSD has a simplified design, increased power density and ease of use that allows the user to access configurations and technical data in a fast and simple way. 

It comes with an advanced energy-saving function, high operating range, safety functions and features for improving productivity.

“Food Manufacturing Live is a great opportunity to showcase our high[ly] efficient solutions to a wide range of food sector professionals,” explained Marek Lukaszczyk, Marketing Manager for Europe and the Middle East at WEG.

“In food processing, the adoption of energy-efficient equipment is key to achiev[ing] economic and environmental goals.”

WEG will also provide technical information on its new W23 Sync+ hybrid motor, a recently launched line that combines permanent magnet and switch reluctance technologies. The W23 Sync+ has an efficiency rating of IE5 and the W23 Sync+ ULTRA boasts an IE6 rating, with both types having increased power factors.

WEG will also feature other solutions suitable for the food sector, such as the ADVP200-SP. This drive converts electrical energy supplied by a PV panel into mechanical energy, which is consequently converted into hydraulic energy by the pump. 

Finally, WEG will highlight its remote monitoring system, Motion Fleet Management (MFM), which enables engineers to monitor the performance of industrial assets. The system can be used in food manufacturing networks to provide predictive maintenance and identify faults, avoiding stops in the production line and therefore improving throughput.

“Our products are designed to enhance and improve the efficiency of food and drink production. For instance, the CW900 VSD can adjust the speed of a conveyor system,” explained Lukaszczyk.

“Another example is the W23 Sync+ ULTRA, which, compared to conventional induction motors, experiences minimal efficiency loss. It demonstrates a decrease of less than two percent when load and speed are reduced by 25 percent”.

If you need more information on the products mentioned, visit the website. To arrange a meeting with WEG at the Food Manufacturing Live show, please send an email to:

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