ABB Power Density Startup Challenge
Winner award – Collaboration project worth up to $30,000
ABB MOTION NEMA MOTORS CHALLENGE
Innovative solutions for Thermal Management to achieve power density
Re-thinking thermal management in electric motors and drives to reduce overall size while maintaining industrial performance (durability, vibration, electromagnetics) and market competitiveness.
The ABB NEMA motors division is the #1 market leader in low voltage NEMA electric motors globally and has over 100 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and marketing industrial electric motors. Our motors are used to power manufacturing equipment and processes around the world. Almost half of the world’s electricity is connected to electric motors, and packaging motors with drives can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%, providing a significant benefit for our customers and the environment. Our goal is to integrate the drive’s electronics seamlessly into the motor, making it easy for our customers to adopt an energy-saving solution.
Better thermal management for integrated solutions is key.
Thermal management is a limiting factor in integrating motors and drives. We are looking for new ways to remove the thermal losses of a motor to aid in increasing power density while successfully packaging and integrating the drive and motor. The solution needs to operate in an industrial environment with varying temperature, vibration and other harsh conditions (humid, dusty, etc.). To overcome the challenge, we hope to receive a sustainable, simple and cost-effective solution that can be applied across a wide range of product ratings, applications and industries.
Please join me and my colleagues at ABB to innovate solutions for this integration.
Start by applying to our Power Density startup challenge today.