September 14, 2016
In this free 60-minute webinar, Punch Powertrain’s, Saphir Faid, discussed the company’s recently developed Electric Powertrain System, based on advanced high speed switched reluctance motor, integrated transmission and matching power electronics and controls. Vehicle test driving show sporty driving behavior and smooth, low-noise control of the torque. The switched reluctance based E-Drive Systems offer promising rare-earth-free solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles.
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Advances in switched reluctance traction motors for EV and hybrid powertrains by Saphir Faid, Manager Advanced Development, Punch Powertrain
In the frame of ARMEVA project, Steven Bervoets from Punch Powertrain attended to MATLAB EXPO 2016, Benelux. The presentation is available here.
The Transport Research Arena – surface transport research and innovation – conference took place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 – 21 April 2016. The main theme of TRA 2016 was– MOVING FORWARD Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility.
Punch Powertrain shown its new Electric Powertrain technology at the TRA conference.
April 2nd, 2015 Sint-Truiden, BE. An insight in the development of high speed reluctance motors, a great opportunity to discuss the potential of innovative reluctance traction motors, and a chance to make a test drive in a car powered with a Switched Reluctance Motor! ARMEVA Workshop – Agenda
On April 2, about 30 guests for the workshop were welcomed in Sint-Truiden. Every partner was given a time slot to present the work done so far with the emphasis on the applicability of the motor technology. Two aspects of the assessment, efficiency over different drive cycles and the noise study, were also given the right attention considering the required efforts and obtained results. A speaker from Mitsubishi gave a more detailed view on the powertrain of the Outlander PHEV.
The assessment was presented with the Switched Reluctance Motor as winner. At the same time it was indicated that the two other motor technologies have a potential worth further investigation. Finally, the external visitors were requested for their feedback and some interesting suggestions were made. The day ended with a test drive with a EV passenger car built by Punch Powertrain.
To reduce traveling cost and time the 5th consortium meeting (in Eindhoven, April the 1st) was scheduled the day before the first workshop (on April 2nd, 2015 in Sint-Truiden). The assessment of the different motor technologies confirmed the Switch Reluctance Motor as winner while the potential of the other two motors should not be overseen. Following the completion of Work Package 2, it was important to inform all the partners how Work Package 3 (motor development) and Work Package 4 (motor control hardware and software) have started, and to finetune further proceedings.
The 4th Consortium Meeting was held at Siemens in Leuven on 9th of December 2014. In depth technical meetings regarding mainly motor simulations were presented and discussed, with main focus on the decision parameters and first simulation results.
Planning for further steps was agreed upon, trying to keep total timeframe but also going for the best possible technical outcome.
On May 13th the second consortium meeting was organized at LMS Imagine in Lyon. All partners were available and presented their results up to now. The project made already good progress. Work Package 1, requirements for EV and drivetrain has been discussed and agreed upon. These requirements are the base for Work Package 2, Concept analysis and specification of the 3 types of motors (DC-exited flux-switching motor, Synchronous Reluctance machine and inner and outer rotor switched reluctance motor) that will be investigated.
Besides the technical presentations there were also some presentations about dissemination of the project results and project management tools.
The next Armeva consortium meeting is scheduled for the beginning of September.
On December 10th and 11th, 2013, the first consortium meeting was organized at Punch Powertrain in Sint-Truiden. All partners were available, including the Project Officer Mr. Mauritsch, and presented their tasks according to the Description of Work (DoW). Project plans were fine tuned, basic requirements for Electric Vehicles and powertrains and different motor types were discussed already, general project management was set out, ideas about dissemination shared, … . Also the Project Officer and people from Ernst & Young highlighted important issues in dealing with FP7-projects and reporting.