electric motors – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:49:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Motors with Acquisition of Elmotec Statomat https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/schaeffler-expands-expertise-in-electric-motors-with-acquisition-of-elmotec-statomat/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/schaeffler-expands-expertise-in-electric-motors-with-acquisition-of-elmotec-statomat/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:36:24 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=25575 Schaeffler has finalized an agreement for the acquisition of Elmotec Statomat Holding GmbH, which is based in Karben near Frankfurt. The company specializes in winding technology and is also one of the leading manufacturers of production machinery for the high-volume construction of electric motors. The deal will become final during the first quarter of 2019. […]

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Schaeffler has finalized an agreement for the acquisition of Elmotec Statomat Holding GmbH, which is based in Karben near Frankfurt. The company specializes in winding technology and is also one of the leading manufacturers of production machinery for the high-volume construction of electric motors. The deal will become final during the first quarter of 2019.

As an outcome of this acquisition, Schaeffler will be able to expand its expertise in the construction of electric motors and will be able to advance the implementation of its electric mobility strategy.

Commenting on the acquisition, Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG said that electric mobility is one of Schaeffler’s core areas for future development. By acquiring Elmotec Statomat, the company has moved one step further in its drive to expand its manufacturing expertise in electric mobility. He said that the acquisition would make it possible for Schaeffler to seamlessly and completely accommodate the industrialization of electric motor construction within the company and thus close the last remaining technology gap in the production of rotors and stators.

Elmotec Statomat, is an owner-operated company which generated sales of 40 million euros in 2017 and has a workforce of about 200 employees. For the past 60 years, the company has been a key player in the field of production machinery for electric motor construction, with the main focus being on the production of stators. It achieved a leading market position in the production of electric motors with its individually scalable, innovative winding technologies. Wave winding technology in particular is considered a leading field of future development for electric mobility in terms of power density, efficiency, and efficient high-volume production.

Dr Jochen Schröder, Head of Schaeffler AG’s E-Mobility business division said that Elmotec Statomat has already proven its outstanding performance capability and power of innovation with its technologies. The company has over 50 individual intellectual property rights in 13 patent classes globally, and is one of the world’s leaders in the field of winding technology in stator production. Through this acquisition, Schaeffler would be expanding its manufacturing expertise in the field of electric motors and thus oincreasing its potential for growth by producing electric motors and stator production facilities.

Back in February 2017, Schaeffler had acquired Compact Dynamics GmbH, a company that specialized in innovative electric drive concepts. Now by acquiring Elmotec Statomat, Schaeffler will be ramping up its expertise in the high-volume production of stators for electric motors.

Sadik Sadiku, owner and managing partner of Elmotec Statomat GmbH said that with the Schaeffler Group, Elmotec Statomat had found the perfect partner for further developing its technologies. Schaeffler has comprehensive expertise and capacities in tool manufacture and special machinery, as well as extensive experience in safeguarding and industrializing technologies. He felt that by joining forces, there would be scope for more growth in the manufacture of electric motors and electric motor production facilities. The transition to electric mobility offers special opportunities from which all parties can benefit.

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MAHLE Makes Highly Efficient Electric Motors for EVs https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/mahle-makes-highly-efficient-electric-motors-for-evs/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/mahle-makes-highly-efficient-electric-motors-for-evs/#respond Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:55:21 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23877 Mahle has announced that it is working on the development of highly efficient high-voltage traction motors that are meant to be used in fully electrified vehicles (EVs) and 48-volt drive motors for new-generation hybrids. J.D. Kehoe, director of Product Development, Filtration and Engine Peripherals for MAHLE Filter Systems in North America, said that some of […]

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Mahle has announced that it is working on the development of highly efficient high-voltage traction motors that are meant to be used in fully electrified vehicles (EVs) and 48-volt drive motors for new-generation hybrids.

J.D. Kehoe, director of Product Development, Filtration and Engine Peripherals for MAHLE Filter Systems in North America, said that some of the new trends that are affecting development of powertrains include greater downsizing of internal combustion engines (ICE), 48-volt hybridization, and electric traction motors. MAHLE makes high-voltage and low-voltage traction motors for full-sized vehicles, and for 2-wheel- and 4-wheel-drive leisure vehicles which are used offroad.

Kehoe said that downsized internal combustion engines which have higher compression ratios, advanced combustion techniques, high boost and electrified turbocharger actuation will soon become a part of the automotive landscape. Kehoe added, “Smaller engines, for example, are expected to deliver 300 horsepower and 30 miles per gallon with a third less displacement.”

The MAHLE Group makes components which are used in 50 percent of the vehicles which are made across the globe every year.

According to Kehoe, 48-volt electrical systems are slowly gaining greater acceptance. Mahle had developed electrified HVAC systems and electric auxiliary components like electric oil coolers and hydraulic pumps to meet this surge in popularity of 48-volt electrical systems. Electrification has become more common even in the case of electrified riding mowers and material handling equipment.

MAHLE’s 48-volt drive systems come with integrated electronics and generally have an output of 14 kW (19 horsepower). They have been showcased on passenger vehicles like SMART. Kehoe said that EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla models have been in the news a regular basis though their sales actually account for only two to three percent of global deliveries. Many studies, including one by analyst Alix Partners project that by 2023 over 205 EV models will enter the market.

MAHLE’s high-voltage traction motors for automobiles use Imbedded Permanent Magnet (IPM) technology. They are liquid-cooled and can be controlled through liquid-cooled controllers which MAHLE has designed-and-patented.
Manufacturers can specify voltages ranging from 200 to 400 volts, which are based on a motor’s battery pack. The power delivered by each motor, up to 100 kW (134 horsepower), will depend on vehicle design.

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