ECM has fundamentally changed the way product designers, engineers, and visionaries design and manufacture electric motors. ECM’s proprietary motor design and optimization software, PrintStator, quickly transforms customer application requirements into optimized, custom motor designs. Further, their software leverages existing PCB manufacturing around the world to enable immediate prototyping and rapid time-to-market.
The software is anchored to ECM’s proprietary Printed Circuit Board Stator design. By replacing the copper windings used in many conventional motors with a multi-layered printed circuit board which works in conjunction with permanent magnets, ECM has developed a unique axial flux motor design. PCB Stator machines are extremely thin, up to 70% lighter, provide higher power density, superior quality of motion, and better efficiency than today’s conventional motors. The extreme flexibility of ECM’s design platform can enable remarkable system-level efficiency improvements. For many robotic applications, PCB stators have been designed as thin annular rings for compact integration with torque multipliers.
ECM’s platform allows engineers to design high performance, custom electric motors for their applications by simply providing motor specifications on their website.