Raising the bar for a new generation of motors
We’re breaking new ground in design, performance, and accessibility by re-thinking every aspect of a motor’s lifecycle. This approach has resulted in a breakthrough air-core design that dramatically improves efficiency, reliability, and ease-of-use.
Motor + controls + IoT = All-in-one solution
With a forward-thinking design philosophy, we’ve reduced the size and weight of a motor from the equivalent of a
20-pound medicine ball down to a frisbee, unlocking design potential for you to make any machine lighter, quieter, and more efficient.
While other motors make a drastic improvement in one characteristic of a motor at the sacrifice of all others, Infinitum re-imagined the motor, achieving total efficiency with a motor that is smaller, lighter, quieter, more durable, and more efficient. This is how we do it.
By etching copper coils directly onto the PCB stator, we eliminate the heavy steel core and copper windings of conventional motors. This not only reduces the size and weight by half, but by removing the iron in the magnet path we’ve eliminated torque ripple, cogging, stator hysteresis, and eddy current losses. The result is a significant increase in efficiency across all load conditions. The PCB stator also makes it much easier to automate the manufacturing process to ensure repeatable, consistent quality.
Market leading controls
Our state-of-the-art variable frequency drive (VFD) facilitates variable speed applications, reducing overall energy usage by running the motor at lower speeds. This provides a level of control not available in conventional motors and the high switching frequency of the VFD, up to 200 kHz, also dramatically reduces audible noise.
Infinitum motors have built-in IoT capability to enable optional over-the-air software updates, on-demand access to real-time performance analytics, and remote monitoring.
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Infinitum motors offer the industry’s highest level of efficiency, which translates to $$ of energy savings annually. With a built-in VFD, our motors can run at variable speed to optimize electricity consumption for the job at hand. By intentionally designing all aspects of the motor for lighter weight and lower operating noise, we use fewer raw materials and precious resources than other motors on the market. Compare us to other motors – we think you’ll like what you see. And hear.
Infinitum PCB stator lifetime is 10x longer
Our motor generates as much power as a traditional AC induction motor but has half the weight and size, makes a fraction of the noise, and emits at least 25 percent less carbon. Our PCBs are manufactured by an automated process, which means they’re much more uniform and reliable than hand-wound machines. We made them even more reliable by simplifying their topology, which has to do with the motor’s phases.
The Infinitum advantage
EASY TO INSTALL
The effort required for installation and maintenance of conventional motors is significant. We’ve changed this with our air-core design, but our motors also feature plug-and-play monitoring and control software that requires zero programming. And our integrated motor and drive saves space for the control panel, reduces wiring costs, and shortens commissioning time.
EASY TO MAINTAIN
Optional IoT connectivity makes predictive and prescriptive maintenance possible. Being able to collect and access test data for the life of a motor can provide real-time, actionable data from anywhere in the world so early warning signs can be addressed. In the event a component ever needs replacing, the modular design facilitates replacing just that part rather than the entire motor.
A MOTOR TO LAST A LIFETIME
Conventional motors are difficult to access and full of components that are designed to wear out. With negligible bearing current, IE motors are much less likely to fail, and only parts that fail need to be replaced. This means preserving most of the motor system and keeping it out of landfills.