Jun 12, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Vitesco reveals motor with coils, not a magnet

Vitesco Technologies has announced it will be presenting several innovations for vehicle electrification at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) in Oslo from 11 to 15 June. Among these is a separately excited synchronous electric motor that is to be optimised for long-distance driving at higher speeds.

Unlike the permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) widely used today, the externally excited synchronous motors (EESM) do not require rare earth metals. Instead of a rotor with a permanent magnet made of rare earth metals (therefore permanently excited) as in the PSM, the EESM use a coil. In the stator and the rotor of the EESM, magnetic fields are generated by this coil instead of a permanent magnet.

Vitesco says the EESMs are more efficient than PSMs, especially at higher speeds making them particularly suitable for long distances with fast motorway driving.

Incidentally, it is not only Vitesco that sees the advantages of EESM: the fifth generation of BMW’s e-drives (for example in the iX3, i4, iX, i7 and iX1) are also externally excited synchronous motors.

Besides its efficiency at high speeds, doing without a magnet in the motor reduces costs, since prices for permanent magnets have now risen to a 10-year high.

Vitesco Technologies, which was spun-off from Continental AG, is making EESM technology available for its already successful axle drive including power electronics.

Also at the Oslo EVS Symposium, in addition to the integrated electric axle drive, Vitesco Technologies will showcase systems and solutions for further efficiency in electric driving. These include solutions for battery management, power electronics, thermal management, a high-voltage box and a master controller.

Thomas Stierle, member of the Executive Board and head of Electrification Technology and Electronic Controls business at Vitesco Technologies explains: “With our portfolio, we are clearly focusing on global, scalable platforms for electrified vehicles. This is where we see the growth, and this is also where the potential for sustainable and increasingly CO2-neutral mobility of the future lies.”



13 Kommentare zu “Vitesco reveals motor with coils, not a magnet

  1. Motoragent

    Brushless symmetric multiphase wound-rotor “synchronous” double-fed electric motor system, called SYNCHRO-SYM, is the pinnacle of electric motor system in accordance with a century of classic electric motor study.

    • Noel Duncan

      How can a synchronous electric motor be brushless? How is electricity fed to those rotor coils?

  2. Manoj Shah

    Please look at the airline starter-generator systems. They have been using this technology for decades!

    • Joseph M Pijanowski

      SRM’s are not new…. Just sayin.

  3. ProDigit

    I heard they need a way to power the internal coil, which is often done via insulating and powering at least one side of the rotor axis. The problem with that, is that the bushings and bearings will wear out much faster. The bearings will have small current losses, which fries (carbonize) the bearing grease, and in term, will kill the balls or cylinders of the bearing. Added to that, the metallic dust will cover the bushings, which will cause additional electrical losses and over time wear the bushings out as well.

    In my opinion, having a brushed rotor is the way to go. Unlike regular motors, this motor will have 2 coil windings. On the rotor, and on the stator.

    Radial motors always have a magnetic loss on the back side of the stator magnet. For that, multi layered axial motors are more efficient.

    • Ian mcilvenna

      Ok thank you

  4. Andy Janssen

    What’s this got that an ICE alternator doesn’t? No magnets in them either, and they make electricity.

  5. Steve

    Does anyone make a front wheel bicycle motor like that?

  6. Gary Henderson

    Saw this coming! All it needed was for PM prices to rise; the complication to make a true brush less Field rotor is a major for a hand- held drill but peanuts to a 60 kW traction motor. And cheap 4% silicon steel can support about 20% greater flux-density than any rare-earth magnet. Add the advantage of “weak-fielding” for reduced losses at higher speed and we see more companies doing this.

  7. Jack

    Home builders of electric cars have had amazing results just using three phase industrial motors for years. All that was needed was a variable frequency drive and some imagination. The problem isn’t with the motor used for propulsion! It’s the battery.

  8. JSR Murthy

    But we need a motor without coil and magnet but that used semiconductor devices to create magnetism and drive.
    That’s innovation to core

  9. Sanjay Nagarkatti

    Is it still in development stage

  10. Marcell

    I’m working in the boating industry . which is the most polluting way of transportation . this system could be a solution to replace fast spinning outboard motors ?

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