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What makes an axial flux motor different?

Axial Flux motor technology is not new, however recent improvements on magnetic materials and manufacturing processes, in conjunction with new electrification trends have meant AF motors have made a comeback.

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How do I align internally in my company that we need to partner with someone?

There are four phases of the journey to successfully initiate and mobilize change within your company and align with the right partner. We look at these phases to help you get a result.

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What is the best type of washing machine?

Not all washing machines are created equally. We look at the types of washing machines available and how they are best suited to the users they were intended for.

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Do electric motors work with both 110V and 230V mains?

There is a simple answer to this question, however there are some considerations to note, which we will outline in this article.

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How do I integrate IoT into my products/services?

In this article we offer some practical advice on implementing IoT into a product and how to make progress, along with some typical pitfalls to look out for and avoid.

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How to make prototypes of drive systems? How long does it take and how ‘good’ are they?

There are several different approaches to creating a prototype of a drive system. In this article we have listed them with the details and benefits of each.

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Should I design one big, central motor or several distributed motors?

Using an example of a ride-on lawnmower, we look at the benefits of electrification and new product design.

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Why use permanent magnet motors?

PMSM motors are an excellent choice for a range of motion control applications. What are some of the benefits of using permanent magnet motors and why should you use them?

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Can I manufacture a motor myself?

If you are in a position that allows you to design and manufacture an electric motor yourself, there are a number of key points which are worth your initial consideration. Find out what the main considerations are here.

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Who can design and develop a direct drive motor for my company?

What are some of the considerations to be made when choosing the best path for development? Can you do much of the design and development yourself? We look at some options.

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What are the main problems with electric motors/drive systems?

There could be any number of things that could potentially go wrong, from general wear and tear to electrical failures, or other more specific faults. We look at some problems you could encounter with electric motors.

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What are some disadvantages of direct drive motors?

There is a lengthy list of benefits of direct drive motors, depending of course on the product, requirements, etc., however as with anything, there can be issues that may arise from time to time.

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Who are the players in the drive system/electric motor market?

Here are our top picks of some of the big players in the electric motor market, from innovation and assembly companies, to semiconductor manufacturers.

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How is the Battery Management System related to the motor controller?

This article outlines the purpose and functions of the Battery Management System (BMS) and how they relate to the controller.

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What are the key trends in technologies and their application to drive systems?

In this article we take a look at the eight key emerging trends and technologies we think are worthwhile keeping an eye on.

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What are the key trends in electric motor solutions?

As the global electric drive system market grows at an exponential rate, evolving motor designs continue to provide more efficient, accurate and reliable solutions for consumers.

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What is the best drive system for my product?

In this article, we have highlighted several distinct product examples with the aim of providing guidance and suggestions on what might be the best fit-for-purpose motor for your product.

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How do I choose the best electric motor for me?

With a wide range of motor technologies available, there will be a motor to suit almost any application’s requirements. Choosing the best motor for your individual application requirements will involve research and careful consideration of a number of factors.

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How long does it take to develop a new electric motor?

When developing a new electric motor, what are the typical timelines involved? We can expect the standard duration to be between 12–18 months, however this is changeable depending on the scale, specifics or uniqueness of the application.

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How much does it cost to develop a new drive system?

There is a long list of steps that go into the development of a new drive system, which will undoubtedly affect the overall cost. We look into some of these steps and the correlation with cost.

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How much does a direct drive solution cost?

The cost of a new direct drive solution will incorporate many factors. We explore a few of the costs that will likely contribute to the overall solution.

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What is the best Direct Drive motor?

What are the factors that contribute to the best-in-class direct drive motor? There are numerous options available from manufacturers and there are a host of factors that will influence which might be best, or best for your application.

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The benefits of direct drive motors

We delve into what makes direct drive motors the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective. Check out the benefits and why you may consider using a direct drive motor for your next application.

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What are the key differences between customised and off-the-shelf drive systems?

Find out the key differences between buying off-the-shelf vs a customised motor for your application, and which option may be right for you.

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What costs are associated with different motor technologies and systems?

We’ve collated a list of drive systems and motor technologies using our extensive knowledge and experience to provide you with insights before making an informed decision.

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