Electric Motor

A New Generation of Electric Motors

A New Generation of Electric Motors

Powerful. Efficient. Compact. Sustainable.

GKN POWDER METALLURGY E-MOTOR TECHNOLOGY

OUR PRODUCT INNOVATIONS

  • World-leading supplier for components
  • Best-in-class cost-efficient PM manufacturing
  • Net shape intricate geometries
  • Magnetically optimized designs
High Quality SMC Components
  • Engineered towards specs and application needs
  • Pre-assembled sub-systems to fit manufacturing strategies
  • Ease of integration to any given environment
  • Performance, packaging, thermal, and weight optimized
Tailored Electric Motor Sub-Systems
  • Unique and powerful torque density and system efficiencies for low RPM e-propulsions
  • Lightweight, smaller packaging, longer range per battery charge
  • Lower maintenance and inventory costs by eliminating geared reduction units
  • Fully scalable and customized towards any development “bucket list”
Fully Customized E-Drive Solutions

OUR MISSION

To unleash the potential of high performance, more energy efficient, and more sustainable e-motors for electrified processes and applications without compromise.

OUR TECHNOLOGY

The future is electric. We’re combining our best-in-class powder metallurgy technology with Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC), enabling novel e-motor topologies with unique performance and efficiency, as well as achieving weight and space goals.

 

OUR MATERIALS

We combine our best-in-class powder metallurgy technology with Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) materials, which are made of pure iron powder particles. This unique material’s particles have an electrically isolating coating that remains active even after pressing and curing. With its 3D and isotropic properties, we’re able to unleash full 3D motor design freedom.

3D Isotropic Material
3D Isotropic Material
Compact Designs
Compact Designs
Novel E-Motor Topologies
Novel E-Motor Topologies
Unique Material
Unique Material
Net Shape Lean Manufacturing
Net Shape Lean Manufacturing

DESIGN FOR PM

All the support you need, every step of the way.

Our dedicated team provides the support from concept development to full production capabilities. It’s your one-stop shop with the capability to review designs of complete e-drives, sub-systems, and components that are subject to any new challenges.

 

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APPLICATIONS

Our revolutionary electric motor innovations are ideal for a wide variety of applications. From automotive to industrial, we specialized in high power and torque density applications.

Automotive
Automotive
  • E-water-, lube-,cooling-, vacuum pumps
  • HVAC e-compressors
  • E-turbos, e-booster
Industrial
Industrial
  • e-bikes/s-pedelecs
  • People mobility solutions 2, 3, 4 wheelers
  • HVAC, pumps, hydraulics
  • Robotics, industry automation
  • Last-mile carrier/cargo solutions
  • Commercial and community utility vehicles
  • Industrial gates / door openers
  • Medical assistance-mobility equipment (wheelchairs)
  • Air mobility

CASE STUDY FEATURE: NOVUS

Challenge:

NOVUS, a dynamic startup company developing the first premium lightweight e-motorbike, was looking for a high-performing, efficient, and sustainable electric motor to power their revolutionary e-motorbike.

Solution:

We worked closely with Novus throughout the design and development process to create a customized electric motor, tailored to their needs. With the unique3D magnetic flux design of our novel transverse flux (TFM) e-motor topology, we were able to specially develop a direct drive wheel hub e-motor with unequalled torque density and efficiency.

Results:

Novus is able to achieve best-in-class power to weight benchmark. The design of their first model, Novus One, is extremely innovative in which they received Gold in the 2021 German Innovation Award for the e-mobility category.

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Novus Key Figures

Up to 30kw
Up to 30kw
2s 0-50km/h
2s 0-50km/h
85kg weight
85kg weight
130km/h top speed
130km/h top speed
130 - 150km range
130 - 150km range
400NM Torque
400NM Torque

WHY GKN?

We’re bringing ideas to reality!

As a world-leader in powder metallurgy, our long engineering heritage is built on expertise and deep knowledge in the industry. We’re defining operational excellence and committing to deliver values without compromise.

  • Digitization and Industry 4.0
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Dedicated plants
  • Experienced teams
  • Global presence

RESOURCE LIBRARY

MEET OUR GLOBAL TEAM

Our Team is Your Team! Discover opportunities and advantages with our global team.

Moritz Gartner, Business Development Manager, Electrification, Europe
Moritz Gartner, Business Development Manager, Electrification, Europe
Faxiang Zhang, Sales Manager, Danyang, China
Faxiang Zhang, Sales Manager, Danyang, China
Kevin Martin, Market Development & Commercial Manager, North America
Kevin Martin, Market Development & Commercial Manager, North America

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Reach Out and Learn More!