EASA-BEMAS Motor Club: Energy savings and operational performances of motor systems on the road to a circular economy

EASA & BEMAS, with the support of Ghent University, organize on the 30th of November 2022 their 5th Motor Club in Belgium in a very interesting place: the Motion Products Laboratory of the Ghent University in Kortrijk. The Motor Club is a great opportunity to connect with your colleagues in Motor Systems and learn about the most recent topics dedicated to the subject, such as Energy Savings and the Circular Economy.



12:00: Welcome drinks & sandwiches

12.30: Introduction & short presentation of each participant

13:00: Presentation ‘Electric motors and driven equipment: evolutions in standards and impact on the circular economy’, by Kurt Stockman

13:45: Presentation ‘Calorimetric power loss measurements: how and why’, by Stan Caron & Kurt Stockman

14:15: Coffee break (EASA & Bemas - Quick Updates)

14:45: Presentations by the participants 

  • “Impact of multiple rewindings on the efficiency of an induction motor”, by Karl Verhelst (ERIKS)
  • “The dark side of Variable Frequency Drives” by Bram Corne (Orbits)
  • Presentation by Emmanuel Buyck (The Rotating Company – Motoren Françoys, first shop to be EASA accredited in energy efficiency & reliability in Belgium)

16:00: Project & solutions Forum about Energy Savings & Circularity

16:30: Conclusions & Closing Coffee

Did you know?

Both BEMAS and the Ghent University are partners in the Interreg project ‘Circular Maintenance‘. In the Circular maintenance project, Ghent University investigates the remaining life prediction and the reuse of electric motors. When the Life Cycle Cost of an electric machine is analysed, it appears that the energy consumption of the machine is dominant in relation to the investment cost. On the other hand, in the context of a circular economy, the economic trade-off between replacing the motors or reusing refurbished ones needs to be investigated. The estimation of the remaining lifetime of a machine is also being investigated in this project.

EASA members are now developing a UN Sustainable Development Goals initiative and project.


Who should attend?

Anyone who is actively involved with motor systems and their performance. The event is open to all companies active in Motor Systems Performances (Manufacturers, Suppliers, Users, Service companies, Institutions, Training centers, ...).
Both members and non-members are welcome.

In collaboration with


In the framework of the Interreg project


Event date:
Wednesday 30/11/2022 - 12:00
Wednesday 30/11/2022 - 16:30
Ghent University
Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5
Kortrijk 8500
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