Posts Tagged: EV Motors

Drive System Design’s software tool identifies optimal EV powertrain

Drive System Design (DSD), a specialist in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems, has enhanced its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process (ePOP). This software-based tool is designed to help e-mobility providers swiftly identify the propulsion systems that best fit their specific needs. DSD says its comprehensive analysis tool can quickly review tens… Read more »

Infinitum Electric raises $40 million to scale ultra-high-efficiency motors

Infinitum Electric, creator of the air-core motor, has secured $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors. The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications, and to complete development of its IEm Series EV motors. Infinitum says its… Read more »

A closer look at axial flux motors

In Issue 49, we reviewed some of the more promising advancements in materials and construction techniques for EV traction motors, one of which—the axial flux design—will be the focus of this article. Despite being characterized as an advanced construction technique, the axial flux design is actually one of the oldest ways of constructing a motor—it’s… Read more »

Freudenberg introduces new conductive seals for electric motors

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference. The power semiconductors in an inverter are often positioned directly above the motor. Silicon carbide semiconductors, which are often… Read more »

WAFIOS SpeedFormer three-in-one bending concept for motor hairpin production

WAFIOS has introduced the SpeedFormer, a new approach to the production of hairpins for electric motors, which unites three wire and tube bending techniques into one system.  WAFIOS modified and optimized a previously used technique for simple hairpin bends in order to improve production speeds. The company developed and patented a second bending technique, based… Read more »

Draper wins patent for electrostatic motor

Draper is developing a family of electric motors and generators based on fundamentally different principles from common e-motors used today. Underpinning the initiative is a recent patent on aspects of the technology. Draper says its approach to electric motors has numerous advantages over conventional electric motors, including lower weight, higher efficiency, higher specific power and… Read more »

ArcelorMittal invests in electrical steel plant for EV motors

ArcelorMittal is investing €13 million in its plant in Saint Chély d’Apcher, France, which specializes in iCARe electrical steels for the automotive sector.  The company has been undergoing a series of transformations as a supplier for the electromobility market. Its iCARe range of electrical steels for automotive traction motors is a flagship product range. The… Read more »