Sep 2017 "Raising the Bar Above NEMA Premium"

  • 11 Sep 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crown Plaza Kansas City - Overland Park


  • Eight for Six Program - Get eight lunches for the price of six for $150.00. Requires Annual Prepayment for the entire year online through PayPal or at the door September Meeting only. $25.00 x 6 = $150.00.
  • For On-line prepayment
  • REQUIRES PREREGISTRATION ONLINE $25.00 per person payment by cash or check at the door.
  • If you register as a student, check the name of your school in the registration form and please show up.
  • Walk-Ins are always welcome. For those who do not preregister prior to the cut-off date.

Registration is closed
September 2017

Discounted, Online Registration is open until Friday, September 8.
(Weren't able to preregister? Don't let that stop you. Walk-ins are welcome, luncheon is $30)

Crown Plaza Kansas City - Overland Park  


    Reece Robinson

 Grundfos Pumps Corp.


Reece Robinson is a Senior Technical Trainer for Grundfos Pumps Corporation, a pump manufacturer with its North American headquarters in Downers Grove, IL.

He has been with Grundfos since 1997 and has held positions in product engineering, product management and has led the inside applications engineering team.  He has been providing training, technical support and marketing support for their multistage pumps and variable speed packaged pumping systems since 1999.

Prior to Grundfos, he worked for a consulting engineering firm, providing energy analysis and HVAC system design.  Mr. Robinson received a B.S. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from California State University – Fresno.


Topic of Discussion


Raising the Bar Above NEMA Premium


In the last 10 years, the use of permanent magnet motor technology has really started to take off in the pump industry. Permanent magnet motors have been around since the 1960s, originally only DC powered, but the advances for AC controlled motors began in the 1980s due to the advances in microelectronics and power semiconductor devices. This presentation will highlight how this technology can benefit pumping applications.

1. The difference between a permanent magnet and standard (induction) motor

2.  The control principles of permanent magnet motors

3.  Key advantages (namely improved efficiency) of permanent magnet motors

4.  How permanent magnet motors exceed NEMA Premium motor efficiency levels

5. How this new efficiency level translates to pump system energy savings

      Please RSVP at by Friday, September 8th @ End of Day.

Fees are $25 for those who RSVP by deadline and $30.00 at the door.

Directions to Crown Plaza Kansas City - Overland Park

12601 W. 95th St., Lenexa Kansas 66215 
Hotel Front Desk: 913-217-1000

Hope to see everyone at this month’s lunch program!
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