UNIQUE PCB STATOR SOLUTIONS
FOR INNOVATION ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

 

OPTIMIZED FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS
TO DELIVER SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN COMPACT PACKAGES

With ECM’s platform, a nearly infinite number of motor designs are possible. Whether improving an existing system or creating an entirely new technology, motors designed with PrintStator have been proven to provide remarkable system level efficiency improvements in a significantly smaller footprint. Within a broad range of applicability, a motor designed and developed with PrintStator will almost always be lighter, smaller, and more efficient in an application than an off-the-shelf motor.

On this page you will find a sample list of applications that PrintStator has developed turn-key solutions for. Don’t see the application you are thinking of?


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  • HVACR

    As one of the largest electric motor markets in the world, HVACR is leading the transition to PCB stator technology. ECM is involved with dominant pump, fan and compressor manufacturers to provide cost-effective, energy conservative, straight-to-market solutions for both the residential and commercial HVACR markets. For the HVACR industry, ECM has prototyped high performance motors including a 750W motor with 92% efficiency, a 2.2KW with 93% efficiency and a 4.5kW with 94% efficiency.

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    HVACR
  • MEDICAL DEVICES

    Our PCB Stator design is incorporated into cutting edge medical equipment delivering acoustically quiet operation and increased energy conservation in a condensed package. ECM is currently engaged in several cutting-edge medical projects that are making an impact in patient lives. ECM’s motor technology is powering an arm brace that helps restore function in arms paralyzed by stroke, brachial plexus injury (BPI), cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular diseases and injuries.

    ECM’s technology can also be found in a lightweight oxygen concentrator that allows patients to remain active and move about without the inconvenience of an oxygen tank.

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    MEDICAL DEVICES
  • E-MOBILITY

    Motors designed with PrintStator can add considerable value to e-mobility systems. ECM solutions offer superior power densities and higher efficiencies allowing for an extended battery life and increased range for integrated systems. A smaller, lighter motor translates to more capacity for additional battery modules and allows for compact integration as mid-drive motors without interfering with passenger comfort or other mechanical components. Further, ECM’s motors are acoustically quiet, enhancing the ride experience.

    ECM has developed a prototype drive motor for a German manufacturer’s e-bike which reduced weight and volume, improved integration, maximized efficiency and enhanced the ride experience. ECM is currently working on several e-mobility projects including a next generation electric motorcycle.

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  • AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

    The PCB stator platform provides aerospace and defense systems with the design flexibility, power efficiency and weight reduction necessary to advance technologies both in the sea, on land and in the air. ECM is currently delivering a high torque, low RPM motor to a large autonomous vehicle manufacturer that is significantly quieter and more efficient than the current solution.

    ECM has recently partnered with major global manufacturer, Celestica, in order to accelerate the adoption of PCB stator technology in the A&D markets. Celestica offers ECM customers full assembly and product lifecycle support across Celestica’s A&D global centers of excellence (COEs)

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    AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
  • MARITIME

    ECM’s technology can integrate into a range of on-board motor applications providing superior power density and minimal axial length for applications where space is limited, but power is a must. Improving the weight and performance of these on-board motors and generators can translate to reduced drag, increased fuel range and increased weight capacity.

    ECM developed a replacement 3hp motor for an application aboard a government training vessel. The motor has undergone sea trials, reduced weight by more than 60% and improved operating efficiency. ABS issued a “Statement of Maturity” for ECM’s PCB stator technology and confirmed the reduction of onboard weight and increased motor efficiency.

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  • CONSUMER APPLIANCES

    ECM’s PrintStator can develop cost-effective motor solutions for consumer appliances that offer many technical advantages over conventional motor types. PrintStator optimizes the use of raw materials, minimizing any redundancy, and designs a machine for your exact end-use. Further, the axial nature of ECM motors and form factor flexibility allows PrintStator to design motor solutions that are completely integrated with your system. Less audible noise and higher energy efficiencies further contribute to product success.

    ECM has recently been involved with a variety of at-home appliances including blenders, washers, grinders, openers, etc., developing custom, fully integrated motor solutions for each.

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  • FITNESS EQUIPMENT

    The movement for at home fitness equipment is accelerating and so is the involvement of electric motors in these at home systems. Motors designed with PrintStator can solve many of this new at-home fitness industry’s biggest obstacles. The combination of the ECM motor’s lightweight properties and flexible form factor can improve system portability and storage. Further ECM motor’s lack of cogging, quietness and durability further add to the user’s comfort and product’s usability. ECM has also been involved with small generator products to be used in combination with at-home fitness equipment.

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    FITNESS EQUIPMENT
  • ROBOTICS

    Leveraging ECM’s technology creates motors with high power density and minimal axial length, which allows for compact, lightweight robotic designs that were previously impossible. Increased motor efficiency improves battery life for mobile applications and reduces energy costs for stationary ones. Additionally, the ease of hollow shaft designs contributes to the technology’s flexibility. ECM recently partnered with a multinational, high-tech precision gearing company to integrate PCB stator technology in remarkably small, powerful actuator packages for robotic applications.

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  • HAPTICS AND PRECISION MOTION

    Unlike many conventional electric machines, ECM motors do not have any cogging torque. Since PCB stators have no iron, there are no preferred rotor positions, thus enabling a superior quality of motion. ECM has designed PCB stator motors for gimbal and other precision motion applications offering exceptional pointing accuracy – using a 24-bit encoder offers 16,777,216 discrete positions. Recently, ECM utilized its superior quality of motion with a custom motor solution designed for inertia wheels for the film industry, giving videographers a ‘real’ feel to robotically controlled camera pans and tilts.

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  • RENEWABLE ENERGY

    In addition to custom electric motors, PrintStator can also design high performance custom generators. The lack of cogging in ECM motors coupled with high energy efficiency enable extremely effective generators. Further, the axial form factor and durability of PCB stator motors adds to the technology’s benefit for next generation wind and other turbine types.

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    RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • HVACR
  • MEDICAL DEVICES
  • E-MOBILITY
  • AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
  • MARITIME
  • CONSUMER APPLIANCES
  • FITNESS EQUIPMENT
  • ROBOTICS
  • HAPTICS
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY
11.10.22
The ECM team travels to San Francisco to present our technology at TechCrunch Disrupt - a flagship event for emerging technologies.