Description

The IPM e-Cartridge project will develop the equivalent of a power tool base unit with multi-purpose adaptors, but for low voltage off-highway traction and implementation drives. In this case the base unit is a fully integrated Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor & controlled cartridge and the multi-purpose adaptors include hydraulic pumps, e-axles and gearboxes. The consortium is made up of Ashwoods Electric Motors, Curtis Instruments, Caterpillar, Niftylift and the University of Bath. The IPM e-Cartridge will be designed and developed by Ashwoods and Curtis. Bath University will then simulate the IPM e-Cartridege in different configurations and on different duty cycles for Niftylift and Caterpillar to identify the most effective drive train configurations. Finally the technology will be integrated to Niftylift and Caterpillar vehicles for testing and demonstration. The consortium have every expectation to be exploiting the outputs of this project in their own vehicles or through their existing high volume OEM relationships by the end of 2017.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1530/06/16

Funding

  • Innovate UK

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Permanent magnets
Electric motors
Axles
Demonstrations
Hydraulics
Pumps
Testing
Electric potential