Prototype Motor

Design and Development

Equipmake has the capability to design and prototype all motor types. Specialising in permanent magnet synchronous and brushless DC (BLDC) motors, we have also developed induction and switch reluctance machines.

Our development portfolio includes  a 120kW, 12,000 rpm high performance electric vehicle traction motors, a 120,000 rpm 17kW generator for a gas turbine electric vehicle range extender, high speed blower motors for industrial fans, and a high speed motor for a commercial vehicle compressor.

The design process will normally involve Equipmake undertaking a feasibility study based on the customers requirements to size the motor. The initial feasibility study will include an initial mechanical stress, thermal, and electrical performance prediction.

Following this the detailed design can be undertaken. This will involve an iterative process optimising the design taking into account the various cooling , mechanical, and electromagnetic requirements.

Equipmake has the facilities to prototype the motor and perform validation testing including characterising the motor performance and validating the motor against the original performance prediction.

Equipmake has an extensive motor supply chain network, and can assist its customers in costing and setting up for production, or alternatively, we have the capability in house for low volume production.

We have recently invested in a 4 axis Mazak VCN430A vertical machining centre which enables us to manufacture prototype components in house, reducing lead times for development

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+44 (0) 1953 857650

Unit 16, Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8FB, United Kingdom