PRESS RELEASE: ECM and CELESTICA Announce Strategic Partnership
Celestica and ECM announce partnership to bring ECM’s patented technology solutions to the Aerospace and Defense market.
October 11th, 2021 - Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS) (NYSE: CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing, and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today at the AUSA 2021 Exposition announced it has partnered with ECM, a software and technology firm that is changing the global electric motor and generator industries to bring ECM’s patented Printed Circuit Board (PCB) stator solution to the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) market.
"Celestica's expertise in design. engineering, manufacturing, testing, and after-sales support provides our customers with the full product lifecycle solutions they need to gain a significant competitive advantage,” said Jack Jacobs, Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Celestica. "Our strategic partnership with ECM is a perfect example of how we are helping customers access innovative new technology that reduces product weight, size, sound, and EMI - all key factors when it comes to optimizing military system design.”
ECM’s PCB stator motor’s flexible, versatile technology can be seamlessly integrated into a range of applications to provide lightweight, compact, efficient, and easy to manufacture solutions at a better value than traditional electric motors. ECM's PCB stator motor solutions offer numerous benefits, including:
- Up to 70% lighter than existing technologies
- 50% or greater reduction in size (depending on application)
- Superior quality of motion for positioning applications
- Significantly lower Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and heat signature
- Require less operational cooling than traditional motors
- Much quieter operation (lowest decibel motors on the market)
- Excellent performance in austere and harsh environments tested in saltwater, caustic, dirt, and sand)
- Advantageous for sanitary and cleanroom environments
ECM’s patented PrintStator software produces tailored printed circuit board Gerber design files based on each customer’s unique product specifications. Celestica will provide complete product lifecycle support from engineering and prototyping to new product introduction and full-scale production of motors.
“Our innovative technology transforms motor and generator requirements into optimized, unique PCB stator designs that are ready for rapid prototyping and commercial production for a broad range of military applications,” said Brian Casey, President and CEO, ECM. “The combination of our proprietary PrintStator technology and Celestica's proven manufacturing and supply chain network will allow us to bring our customers' optimized systems to market quickly and in line with military standards.”
The ECM motor is one of many products Celestica is showcasing at its AUSA Expo booth #4225 in Hall C. Attendees can also see a demonstration of the new series of Gen-4/5 OpenVPX backplanes developed by Atrenne Computing Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celestica. This series is part of Atrenne’s innovative product family that enables end-to-end solutions for 64/100 Gigabit systems.