Dan Jones, President, Incremotion Associates, Inc.
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Stepping motors are used in hundreds of position based applications that need more torque with each new generation. While the 2 phase 1.8°/step hybrid step motor was invented in the early 1960′s, it has undergone a number of performance improvements that have more than tripled the step motor torque within the same motor volume (torque density). MORE
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
This article shares some of the research for the IDTechEx Research report, “Electric Vehicle Traction Motors, Belt Driven & Integrated Starter Generators 2016-2026”. It is no longer contentious to say that the future of land, water and air vehicles is to be more and more electric. The detail of how this is being achieved is rich and varied and it revolves around the electric motor and its variants far more than the more-discussed battery. By definition, an electric vehicle is driven by an electric motor for some or all of the time and these are becoming more sophisticated and multipurpose and there are more per vehicle. By contrast, the battery remains nothing more than energy storage; it is becoming smaller and increasingly abandoned all together. For example, supercapacitors or fuel cells sometimes replace or partly replace the battery to give longer life, longer range or better performance and sometimes there is no energy storage at all. MORE