The top consumers of electricity are HVAC systems, water heating, lighting, office equipment, and machinery. More specifically, the motors within these machine are responsible for approximately two-thirds of the total electrical energy consumption in a typical industrial facility. Motors are everywhere—blowers, pumps, compressors, conveyors, machine tools, mixers, shredders and more. To improve the efficiency and lower the operating costs of the electric motors in your enterprise, certain factors need to be considered. Christian Fritz, Product Manager, National Instruments lists these here.