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X-Division Spreads Helix e-Propulsion to More Markets & OEMs 

Designers of high-performance products for e-mobility are getting to know the Helix brand, launched in 2022 to spread the electric propulsion technology of Integral Powertrain Ltd of the UK to more automotive and motorcycle OEMs while also positioning into aviation, marine and aerospace markets. From its roots in designing propulsion systems for motorsports, Helix has emerged as an established series manufacturer of the power-dense motors, inverters and e-powertrains that it develops. 

Its hallmark Scaleable Core Technology (SCT) platform has three product levels — stock, configured and custom. But its X-Division, focused on developmental projects in automotive, motorsport, aerospace and marine applications, leads the push into new electric powertrain designs. In two recent projects, Helix has designed a direct drive scaleable aerospace electric propulsion demonstrator and developed a revolutionary 650kW continuous output low-inductance motor for a new hypercar project. Both are based upon the company’s core technology in radial-flux motor topology and specialized inverters. […]

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Total Performance In-Line Validation for Electric Vehicle Motors 

The motor of an electric vehicle (EV) must follow a thorough validation process. Improper assembly, insulation or alignment of these parts will damage the motor, rendering the car unusable and becoming a liability. To protect their customers as well as their brand, our client needed to develop a multi-bench validation line for a smarter solution through this shift in electric automotive technology.  […]

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Candela’s e-Power Hydrofoil Shuttle Takes to the Waterways of Sweden 

Powered by two specially designed permanent-magnet motors and drive that operate underwater, a new commercial e-hydrofoil will soon be taking to the waters offshore Stockholm to ferry 30 people at a time at record-breaking speed and tranquility. A recent maiden voyage, aptly called a flight, saw the craft hitting its airborne take-off speed of 16 knots and quickly reaching its designed top speed of 30 knots within 16 seconds.  […]

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AAM Creates Versatile Electrification Platform for Auto & Truck Manufacturers with Configurable Motors, EDUs & e-Beam Technology 

Tier-1 automotive supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has built a versatile, configurable platform for auto and truck manufacturers to employ in electrifying their model lineups. The electric drive units incorporate permanent-magnet or induction motors with power up to 800V and can be fully integrated with the company’s e-Beam Axles. AAM’s 3-in-1 e-Drive technology features an integrated motor, inverter and gearbox into a single assembly for advantages in packaging, performance and simplified integration.  […]

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Curtiss-Wright Applies Canned Motor Technology to Offshore Oilfield for Petrobas 

While advancements in electrification often conjure up visions of electric vehicles, they also take place in many industrial applications as electromechanical systems increasingly replace hydraulic power. A fresh example is electrification of legacy hydraulic apparatus in the offshore oilfields of Brazil. Curtiss-Wright announced in February that is has signed a technology cooperation agreement with Petroleo Brasileiro, known as Petrobas, to design, manufacture, test and provide operational support for a Subsea Canned Motor Boosting System, to be deployed mudline at a Petrobras production field in the Campos Basin.  […]