Design Focus

We develop innovative drive solutions with a focus on meeting the market’s expectation.

Consumers are asking for better products in terms of comfort, quality and technology. We design our solutions to meet their expectations, creating more value for our customers with optimized drives.

What is unique about our way of working is that we are not bound by a traditional method, we look for new ways to achieve better results. We move past the specifications to discover the solution.

Close-up of one of our developments
One of our engineers discussing a drive with a colleague

Capabilities & Support

With 30 years of experience in magnetic design and controller development we are world experts in the development of drive solutions and product development.

We can develop a complete new drive solution for your product, or use one of our existing drives to meet your product requirements. In addition, we try to find new ways to improve your product and add innovative features. Our services always provide:

  • Product integration & system support
  • Optimized motor and control performance
  • A reliable, efficient and quiet drive solution
  • High quality manufacturing
  • Collaboration to seek innovation

Our technology and experience mean we can develop drive solutions for many different applications such as washing machines, fans & blowers, water pumps, ceiling fans.

Our team of experienced engineers and designers bring tenacity, creativity and insight to every design job.

Benefits of our drive solutions

Using our experience, technology and unique way of working we aim to improve your products in terms of:

  • Smart control
  • Efficiency
  • Noise
  • Space envelope
DD Motor in washing machine system solution

Case study

Smart Air Moving

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Our HVAC solutions ensure custom fit with your product through innovative digital capabilities and design interchangeability.

Air-conditioning is about comfort, so we developed a unique drive solution that is extremely quiet and smart

James Hammond, Chief Engineer, Air Conditioning Systems

Premium HVAC Motor Controller

Smart features through software capability

Intelligence through software

At Fisher & Paykel Technologies we are constantly developing market leading features that can be integrated in our customers’ products. This provides our customers with competitive advantages and enables them to innovate their products.

Our HVAC solutions are equipped with a patented motor control solution using Sensorless Sinusoidal Control. This control commutation ensures the smoothest torque delivery and accurate speed control, reducing the motor noise level

The motor controller uses a smart microcontroller that opens new doors, think of smart features such as Blocked Filter Detection and Self-Cleaning Fan Mode. The programmability allows us to iteratively update the control software and tune the motor performance, we can deliver tailored and optimized drive solutions for every HVAC application.

With this motor platform we are continuously developing new functionality and smart features, adding real time value to our customers’ products.

Customizable design

We engineered a drive solution with customization in mind to deliver tailored performance for every application.

• We can optimize the winding configuration, winding material and rotor design to meet each specific application’s noise, efficiency and performance requirements.

• We offer a range of control options to meet our customer’s noise, price and efficiency needs. We can flexibly change motor controller without making any physical changes to the motor.

• To make our motors integrate in your applications we can adjust the mounting configuration, shaft geometry and water sealing.

This revolutionary interchangeability allows us to find the best fit for your needs. We are motivated to work with you and find the best drive solution for your product. Our manufacturing line is constructed to rapidly switch between different configurations to provide our customers with fast service and delivery.

The customizable stator of our HVAC Motors

The unique stator design allows flexibility

Permanent magnet HVAC Motor rotor

Rotor designed for low noise

Magnetization method

During our extensive market and consumer research we found that noise is one of the key buying factors when people buy HVAC products. Using our thirty years of experience in magnetic design we developed a motor that is quieter than its competitors.

We have pioneered a unique magnetization method in the HVAC motor market. We have invested many hours designing and testing the magnetization method to optimize for our internal rotor motors. The patented magnetization method ensures smoother flux transition and less torque ripple to reduce vibration – resulting in an extremely quiet motor.

James Hammond

Chief Engineer, Air Conditioning Systems, Fisher & Paykel Technologies, New Zealand

“We worked hard to develop the best drive solution for HVAC systems, I’m proud we succeeded”

James Hammond was born in Auckland in 1991 and studied Mechanical Engineering (Honours) at the University of Auckland. He has worked with HVAC Motors for more than 4 years at Fisher & Paykel Technologies. He often travels to China to work with our customers, suppliers, and manufacturing and development teams.

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Chief Engineer James Hammond