Posts Tagged: Electric Motors

Continuous Solutions upgrades its electric motor lab to military grade

Continuous Solutions, a Portland, Oregon-based engineering firm that specializes in the research and development of ultra high-efficiency electric motors, now functions with military grade environmental testing standard. The company has added a thermal chamber (-160º to 160º C), a dust-exposure chamber and a water-submersion testing tank to its laboratory. The facility has also added a… Read more »

Audi orders bdtronic impregnation machines for e-motor production

Audi will install e-motor manufacturing equipment from bdtronic, a German mechanical engineering company, for its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture in the coming years. bdtronic manufacturers impregnation equipment, which closes and seals the cavities in windings and coils within hybrid and electric motors to provide better insulation and vibration resistance. Bdtronic CEO Patrick Vandenrhijn said,… Read more »

EuroGroup’s new gluing technology promises to improve motor efficiency and reshape electric machine design

Groundbreaking glue: New results show as much as 44% core loss reductions for the same steel and lamination thickness. Many design decisions in the EV industry are still driven by range. Engineers remain focused on delivering system efficiency improvements, because it directly translates into delivering more range without increasing the size and cost of the… Read more »

Axial flux e-motor maker YASA closes £18-million funding round

YASA, a manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for hybrids and EVs, has closed an £18-million funding round. YASA says the new funding will enable it to scale to meet growing customer demand from the automotive and aerospace sectors. Investors include Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and Inovia Capital, which join existing investors Parkwalk Advisors… Read more »

ZF launches electric two-speed drive

German parts maker ZF has launched a two-speed electric axle drive system for passenger cars. The drive, which integrates an electric motor with a shift element and power electronics, is compatible with standard-sized and compact cars. The modular design enables it to be scaled up for sports vehicles, according to the company, allowing manufacturers to… Read more »

Hyundai’s Active Shift Control reduces shifting time for hybrids

Hyundai has developed a new feature called Active Shift Control (ASC) for its electric motors. By monitoring gearing shifts 500 times per second and adjusting the transmission rotation speed, ASC reduces gear-shift times by 30 percent, which should improve fuel economy. In order to improve fuel economy, conventional hybrids lack torque converters. This results in… Read more »

Thyssenkrupp expands footprint in Hungary with new EV motor parts plant

Thyssenkrupp plans to build a new production plant in Pécs, Hungary that will make electric motor components and valve train parts for efficient IC engines. Construction is scheduled to begin in September, and the start of production is planned for the end of 2020. The company plans to invest around 50 million euros in the… Read more »

Essex creates high-temp winding insulation for EV motors that can withstand 265° C

Magnet wire manufacturer Essex, supplier of motor wiring for EVs like the Nissan LEAF, has introduced a high-temperature insulation for the windings of traction motors used in hybrids, PHEVs, and EVs. Essex’s EnduroTemp 260+ is a thin-film insulation with a 265° C thermal endurance. It’s designed to extend the life of traction motors by, in… Read more »

GROB prepares for EV boom with new R&D site and acquisition of Italian engineering company DMG meccanica

German machine and tool manufacturer GROB says it’s preparing for the rapid electrification of the car industry by developing manufacturing equipment for the mass production of EVs, specifically for motors and batteries. To speed up the development of its own equipment, GROB acquired Italian mechanical engineering company DMG meccanica in 2017, renaming it GROB Italy…. Read more »