Reduce the energy intensity of fast food

The energy intensity of quick serve restaurants is undeniable. Heat loads created by cooking equipment, exhaust fans, additional ventilation equipment, and refrigeration can drive energy costs sky-high.[1]

How can you gain greater control over costs, comfort, and sustainability? You can modernize HVAC systems and ventilation fans by retrofitting them with the SMC Smart Motor System. It’s a solution that makes the most of the equipment that’s already in place, extending the useful life and efficiency of systems you already own and maintain. And our Smart Motor Systems provide digital, cloud-based controls, further reducing energy use and improving customer comfort.

The Smart Motor System is a drop-in replacement for the outdated, inefficient induction motors that are pervasive in HVAC systems and exhaust fans found in every QSR environment. It’s the first software-driven switched reluctance motor: the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motor ever made.

[1] State of Restaurant Sustainability, National Restaurant Association.

Smart Motor System retrofits deliver energy savings and better control.

  • Reduces operating costs and carbon footprint by reducing the use of fan motor power by 65% on average
  • Maintains ASHRAE ventilation standards while reducing energy use
  • Improves comfort using advanced controls and logic to optimize overall system performance
  • Provides reliable temperature monitoring for coolers

The Smart Motor System delivers lower costs, reduces energy consumption, requires less maintenance, and provides greater reliability and an improved level of control. Contact us to learn more.

Why does the world need a smarter motor?

Electric motors and the systems they drive are the single largest electrical end-use, consuming twice as much as lighting.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2011). Energy-efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-driven Systems

Smart Motor System Advantages

  • Drop-in induction motor replacement in rooftop units and ventilation fans
  • Superior in energy savings and function to VFD retrofits on existing motors
  • Simply designed; inherently reliable
  • Integrated control and monitoring functionality not found in VFDs
  • Seamlessly integrates into your BMS, or easily program your own control sequences
  • Attractive return on investment

The future requires smarter buildings. The Smart Motor System is taking us there.

The Smart Motor System is drop-in replacement for the outdated, inefficient induction motors that are pervasive in millions of HVAC systems around the world. It’s the first software-driven switched reluctance motor: the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motor ever made.

See how it’s working

Read about Smart Motor System successes in quick serve restaurants.

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