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ECM’s SaaS-Based Motor Design Tool PrintStator wins 5 awards

In the world of innovative motor design, ECM has once again proved its excellence. The company earned top honours at both the 2023 IDEA Awards and the International SaaS Awards, focusing on the exciting realm of SaaS-based motor design.

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ECM was announced a winner and honoree in the 2023 Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation (IDEA) Awards for its PrintStator Motor CAD platform and next generation, pump motor design.  

ECM’s technology platform also received top honors from The SaaS Awards, winning four categories: 

  1. Bespoke SaaS Solution Of The Year 
  2. Best SaaS Product For Engineering Management, PLM Or CAD 
  3. Best SaaS Product For CSR, Sustainability And ESG; and 
  4. Best SaaS Newcomer 
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Hosted by The Cloud Awards, The SaaS Awards recognize innovation and excellence in software solutions across several functional categories. 

“The judges at The SaaS Awards were incredibly impressed with ECM’s bespoke SaaS platform, powering the design of highly efficient next-generation electric motors, which are significantly smaller, quieter, and use far fewer resources than current designs. This product deserves to be held up as a perfect example of using SaaS to take a bespoke software solution, with impeccable environmental credentials, and quickly scale it out for release to the public.” 

Lead Judge, Richard Geary  

The IDEA Awards are conducted by Endeavor Business Media and celebrate outstanding innovation in product design and engineering. IDEA Awards finalists and winners were selected by the editorial teams of five publications and a readers’ choice vote by the engineering community of Machine Design, Electronic Design, Power & Motion, Microwaves & RF and Vision Systems Design

Altogether, these five award distinctions underscore the dynamic benefits of ECM’s software offering and business model. As a company, ECM pairs PrintStator Motor CAD to patented PCB Stator innovation to create premium performance, next generation electric machines. 

The sustainability and energy efficiency benefits of ECM’s technology offering factored highly across both awards competitions.  

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As a design product, PrintStator serves a critical market need while offering significant benefits to energy sustainability. In fact, ECM’s PrintStator Motor CAD and integrated PCB Stator technology offer a solution to a global energy conundrum.  

Research underscores a two-fold dilemma for the future of electric motor design. On one hand, macro trends—such as mass electrification and automation—are pushing global demand for specialized electric motors to over a billion units annually in a sector valued at over $200 billion

On the other, the IEA has highlighted that outdated electric motor systems account for over 40% of global electricity consumption. 

These scenarios present a complex challenge: how to meet the supply needs of a world that demands over a billion specialized electric motors annually in a more sustainable way.  

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Recognizing Excellence

The judges at the 2023 IDEA Awards and SaaS Awards appeared convinced that ECM’s technology offering could abate this dilemma.  

PrintStator‘s SaaS-based motor design platform powers the custom design, manufacture, and integration of PCB Stator axial flux electric motors to precise performance and form factor requirements. 

PCB Stators replace the bulky copper windings in traditional motors with an ultra-thin disc. PCB Stator motors designed via PrintStator are up to 70% lighter than conventional options, while achieving efficiencies in the mid-90s, and requiring just 20% of the raw materials

To scale these benefits broadly, PrintStator’s SaaS-Based motor design offering allows any electronics innovator—from startup entrepreneur to big-company engineer—to become an electric motor designer and producer. 

ECM’s SaaS model extends options for vertical integration and production to large and small industry players alike. 

SaaS Awards Lead Judge Monambigha Mohanasundaram had the following to say about ECM’s PrintStator’s capabilities and potential to improve the global sustainability equation:  

“Congratulations to ECM PCB Stator Technology for triumphing in the CSR, Sustainability and ESG category of The SaaS Awards! Your innovative approach to addressing the global electric motor sustainability challenge is truly remarkable. By combining modern PCB Stator technology with a cutting-edge SaaS platform, you have not only filled a crucial market gap but also paved the way for a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly future. As the world’s demand for electric motors continues to rise, your visionary approach will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in creating a more sustainable and efficient energy landscape.” 

Lead Judge, Monambigha Mohanasundaram

Team ECM certainly appreciates the positive recognition for our PrintStator Motor CAD and PCB Stator electric motor innovation. We’ll draw on that appreciation to further advance our company mission to enable legions of innovators to design better motors faster. 

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