Software-Controlled Switched Reluctance Motor
Smart motors integrate an innovative electric motor design with a programmable variable-frequency drive (VFD). Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) found that the smart motor was on average 4% more efficient than a premium motor combined with a VFD, and cost about half as much. View full-size infographic. [PDF - 237 KB]
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