Schaeffler enters electric motor manufacturing sector

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Schaeffler has developed a family of electric motors. Voltage ranges from 48V to 800V and performance classes from 15kW to over 300kW are possible. Volume production for global customer projects will begin in 2021.

By acquiring new expertise for the in-house development and production of electric motors, we are not only expanding our portfolio, but also consistently pursuing our electric mobility strategy,” said Matthias Zink, CEO Automotive OEM at Schaeffler.

“Our comprehensive systems expertise and the solutions that we expertly derive from it, mean that our customers have a recognized and trusted system and component manufacturer on hand to deliver the ideal products based on their requirements and mobility needs.”

The portfolio is completed by a range of electric motors for driving electric axles. These cover 400V and 800V ranges, and outputs of 100kW to 300kW. If the system design permits, these motors can be configured for high maximum speeds of up to 20,000rpm.

The high number of stator grooves means that the temperature is lowered effectively and leads to a rotating field with a low number of harmonics. This results in high power density and high efficiency levels.

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