PrintStator Electric Motor Design Software – Revolutionizing Diverse Industries 

In the dynamic landscape of electric motor design, innovation is the driving force.

The PCB Stator, an axial flux electric motor topology, has emerged as transformative technology across a variety of applications and industries. These are the defining benefits and features of ECM’s model that propel this PCB Stator transformation. 

At the core of ECM’s innovation is the award-winning PrintStator electric motor design software. As an innovation tool, PrintStator leverages advanced algorithms and the power of automation to transform diverse motor specifications into optimized PCB stator solutions. This precision is crucial in tailoring specific motor designs for a range of applications, from consumer appliances to HVACR to aerospace.

Electric motors are not one-size-fits-all products, but critical system components that should be designed to exact specifications. 

Time-to-market is critical in industries such as consumer appliances, medical devices, e-mobility, and HVACR. PrintStator’s rapid design cycle ensures that motor models are ready promptly, allowing for functioning custom prototypes in just weeks. This accelerated design process is a key advantage across diverse sectors. 

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PrintStator not only streamlines the design phase but also integrates seamlessly with global manufacturing processes. ECM’s technology leverages the well-established manufacturing methods used in the construction of all printed circuit boards (PCBs). This enables the cost-effective and reliable production of PCB Stator motors. The software automatically generates design files that can be utilized by PCB manufacturers worldwide, ensuring that the unique motor designs are easily brought to production on a global scale. 

Different industries have distinct motor requirements. PrintStator’s unmatched flexibility in specifying optimization parameters and application constraints enables innovators to achieve precise dimensional and performance specifications to fine-tune motor designs across a broad range of applications: aerospace and defense, medical devices, robotics, and more.

5 ECM Motors of varying sizes designed by PrintStator electric motor design software
A range of ECM PCB Stator motors

Reducing human error from the design process is crucial in applications across industries, meaning far fewer design and prototype iterations. With PrintStator, ECM ensures precision and reliability in motor design, setting new standards for efficiency across diverse industries. 

Exploring the synergy of PrintStator with Axial Flux Electric Motor topologys, discover how this integration enhances key aspects of motor performance across various industries:

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Compact Design and Space Efficiency: 

In applications where space is critical, such as e-mobility and aerospace, , PrintStator designed axial flux PCB Stator motors ensure a compact and lightweight solution to optimize spatial utilization. 

High Power Density: 

From robotics to renewable energy applications, PrintStator designs electric motors that deliver more torque with less mass. PrintStator’s optimal use of copper and other raw materials results in torque-dense machines that utilize fewer raw materials to deliver more power in a compact package. 

Energy Efficiency: 

ECM’s patented PCB Stator technology has been integrated into motors with efficiencies in excess of 90%, achieving IE5 ratings. In medical devices, e-mobility, and consumer appliances, energy efficiency is paramount to ensure extended battery life, reducing operational costs and environmental impact. Several global manufacturing companies are using PrintStator to incorporate PCB Stator solutions into commercial and industrial devices compliant with Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPs).  

Improved Heat Dissipation: 

ECM motors are cooled via patented thermal features that effectively pull heat from the stator to the case where it can be rejected to ambient. 

The active area of ECM’s stators (which produces torque and is covered by magnets) is the area between the inner and outer via rings. The copper traces that you see outside the outer end turns are inactive. While they are not hollow, we call these traces “heat pipes.” They use copper to conduct the heat from the center of the stator to the outside edge, where the stator is clamped into the case and can be rejected to ambient. These stator heat pipes also function in the Z direction to distribute the heat to the top and bottom layer of the board.  

Heat sensor on ECM's PCB Stator Motor
Image help to answer How are PCB Stator Motors Cooled by showing Thermal image showing that ECMs solution is rejecting the heat to ambient
Acoustically Quiet Operation: 

From medical devices to HVAC and consumer appliances, noise reduction is a key consideration in residential and commercial settings. The absence of iron in ECM’s PCB Stators enables zero cogging. This eliminates mechanical excitation of attached structures as a source of noise, making ECM-designed machines up to 30db quieter and ideal for noise-sensitive applications. 

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PrintStator motor CAD design software with integrated PCB Stator, axial flux technology offers a revolutionary step forward across diverse industries. From e-mobility and aerospace to medical devices and robotics, the synergy of these technologies positions ECM as a pioneer in delivering solutions that exceed industry standards. We invite you to shape the future of electric motor innovation by designing faster and building better with PrintStator.

PrintStator Motor CAD is available today. Please contact ECM’s software engineering team to determine which license is most suitable for your requirements.

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