Friday, 1 April 2016

Industries Smitten by Developments in Electric Motors

Sundry applications of electric motors have moved ahead of contemporary usage. Market prepares itself for adapting to these intelligently efficient motors.


Tracing timelines

Man has always been power hungry. Right after discovering electrostatic charges, batteries, and electromagnets, the immediate focus was to tap the electrical energy for producing mechanical forces. The late eighteenth century saw the first electrostatic motor, shortly after which Ampere’s law gained light. Michael Faraday, however, took forward the law and incorporated the first primitive electromagnetic motor in early nineteenth century.
The next few years of 1800’s saw some major improvements to the basic model and went forward to commercialization of DC motors. These involved the application of capacitors, commutator rings and dynamos to make DC motors rendering it feasibility in industrial operation. With each change ever since, the machines have found newer and better applications.

Motors the world knows

Translating electrical energy into mechanical force is what electric motors basically do. The motors are now implied into automotive, industrial, domestic and agricultural purposes. Step controlled DC motors serve traction and servo purposes in Conveyor belts, lifts, material handling, and other speed controlled operations. These small-sized motors, coupled along with DC drives gives the advantage of wide-range speed control. However, regular maintenance is requisite which nullifies possibilities of continuous heavy loading.

Claiming the alternative role, emerges AC motors. From items of daily use like pumps, food processors, and fans, to complex commercial systems such as auto-bots, marine systems, power systems, HVAC systems, and automotive drives; AC motors is axial to industrial operations.

 Driving future trends

Talking of the multiple advantages when electric motors are used as drives for mechanical systems is a thing of past. We discuss the future now! Industrial players are going all gaga over recent technical developments in the AC motors and their applications in modern systems. Recent trends incline towards improvising HVAC systems as well as electric cars and aircrafts.

Heavy duty rotors driven by VFD drives supported by smart electronic control is moving up the market to bring innovation to HVAC installations. The fresh installations shall meet building regulations while shortening electricity bills for utilities.

Environmental concerns and sustainable fuel consumption paved way for the sudden demand for electrified automotive options. Backed by high power-to-weight ratio developments in electric motors, scalability of electric vehicles and aircrafts increased. High-speed and convenient electronic control have realized the dream of taking small EVs to the next level. Speculations float where industrial leaders such as Boeing, Versa Power Systems, and QinetiQ shall be soon launching their upper-atmosphere aircrafts driven by purely electric, or hybrid systems.


Market pulse

Observant of the current trend, market players have begun adapting to the technological innovations as applied to electric motors and relevant systems. The call for total update of system plus software components has been received well by the manufacturers and end-users, given the long-term savings in terms of operational costs and environmental impacts.

In a report published by Allied Market Research on “World Electric Motors Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2020”, analysts tap the pulse of the global market. A detailed insight into current market structure, as well as its drivers and restraints has been provided. A quantitative analysis of growth projections over recent past outlines future trends and profitable investment segments for comprehensive reference of market stakeholders.