MI Metals in Oldsmar, Florida is an aluminum recycling plant. Like many manufacturers, they faced growing production on already limited power constraints.
In their location, the step-down transformers and the power lines in the area are maxed out. Increasing kVA would require changing miles of power lines and installing bigger transformers. Meanwhile, production was calling for more cooling capacity to handle hot aluminum bars coming from the furnaces and extruders.
To address their problems, MI Metals replaced 15 of their existing motors with Maxeff motors, which reduced the kVA by 50% at each replaced fan. Then, they added 15 new fans while staying under their AMP/kVA constraints.