How to develop an innovative eDrive concept in just 5 months?
How do you manage to break new ground in terms of development?
How do you bring together the best specialists?
Only through open exchange and comprehensive cooperation!
CONNACTIVE is a platform on which specialists from different industries and sectors create joint solutions for the mobility of the future.
We are convinced that the greatest innovative potential of an electric traction motor lies in its interfaces and in the skillful assembly of different component and material innovations. Read here how CONNACTIVE, the new platform for the development of next-generation eDrive systems, developed new solutions for the mobility of the future with specialists from different sectors and disciplines.
In the mobility sector, if you want to be optimally positioned for the future you need to develop sustainable solutions as quickly as possible. This applies not only to the manufacture of drive systems and their components, but also to their use on roads, rail, water or in the air.
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The eDrive stands for extra performance, because the soft magnetic composite (SMC, Höganäs Somaloy®) and the special properties of the material used allow it to operate at significantly higher frequencies and speeds. And by combining two types of motor, the system can be optimized for continuous performance, without sacrificing peak performance.
The two-motor concept of the eDrive is made possible, first and foremost, by the significantly freer design resulting from the new material. The use of powder means you are no longer limited to the two-dimensionality of a sheet metal punch and can go ahead and create three-dimensional designs. Components can be nested inside each other, which reduces the installation space.
At the same time, the alternative production method of eDrive increases cost efficiency.
And: the production time is noticeably shorter thanks to SMC technology, which means that the growing demand for solutions for the automotive sector can be operated faster and, above all, more safely.
"If you want to implement new ideas, you have to go new ways. Future technology can only be realized with co-working concepts. And the future has already begun with us."
VP Automotive Business Development, Vishay
"We have succeeded in bringing together the most diverse specialists: material and component manufacturers, engine manufacturers and metrology professionals, as well as creative developers. A unique team!"
"It was only through the combination of different disciplines in a project that the focus could be placed right from the first minute on what really matters: the overall system."