The LED of Motors
This revolutionary motor system is inherently:
Rugged and corrosion resistant
Optimally efficient over wide torque and speed ranges
Highly controllable and configurable
Communicative—the only motor that reports what it is actually doing
Since the invention of electric motors nearly two centuries ago, progress in motor technology has been incremental. The first upgrade was by Nikola Tesla’s AC induction motor he invented over 130 years ago and drives nearly all motors in use today. Next was Variable Speed Drives and external controls back in the 1980s and they have reached their limits. Analog motors simply consume too much energy. The Smart Motor System (SMS) is now changing that by delivering world-changing, optimal efficiency–from the inside out. There are also NO magnets or rare earth materials in the SMS. Keeping rare earths out of our products eliminates both the supply chain risk and environmental damage and lowers costs.
The SMS utilizes the design simplicity and optimal performance characteristics of the Switched Reluctance Motor. Patented hardware and software improvements, drawing on the cutting-edge technologies used in mobile computing and electric vehicles to provide intelligent controls. The first software-driven motor is the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motor ever made.
Switched Reluctance Motors (SRM) has been used for decades in zero-fault-tolerant environments like nuclear power plants and mining applications. Its simplified design eliminates many common motor failures, and the drive technology enables the motor to run even with the loss of electrical phases. Additionally, SRMs have no shaft current, which means longer product life without costly shaft grounding or ceramic bearings. Their simple, rugged design includes the highest quality components, long-life bearings, low operating temperatures, and low start-up inrush current/torque, providing fewer points of possible failure.
The Smart Controller provides the intelligence behind the motor and is the gateway to unlocking all the benefits of the Smart Motor System Platform for Sustainable Operations. The Smart Controller controls all operations of the SMS and is required for motor operation. Its internal program assures that the motor is operating at the highest efficiency at any speed in any application. It does this by monitoring the internal sensors and feedback from the smart motor and adjusting control signals for optimization.