The electric machine as a driving motor has become an integral part in any field within the industry. Around 80% of the globally produced electrical energy is reconverted into mechanical energy by electric motors. Ensuring the highest level of efficiency takes precedence above all in regard to the manufacturing and implementation of mechanical performance. Further, electronic drives not only have a long tradition in railbound systems. As can be observed globally, the electric car for individual use has become a development which cannot be stopped.

The History Of The Electric Motor

The first electric machines were developed back in the 19th century. Due to the vast expansion of the electrical network, however, these electric machines replaced the steam engine in a short period of time within the industry. In the invention and development thereof, well-known and famous names such as Nicola Tesla, Galileo Ferraris and Michael von Dolivo-Dobrowolsky come to mind.

During this time, young and ambitious Franz Pichler was experimenting with electric motors and eventually founded an enterprise focussing on repairing and manufacturing electric machines in Weiz, Austria, which later should become ELIN Motors, one of the top players on the market within the industry. Today, ELIN Motors is part of the globally operating Voith Group.

As a supplier of customized drive solutions, we stand out due to our commitment to excellence and customer orientation. ELIN Motors are particularly used in the following industries:

  • Plastics Industry
  • Power-Plant Engineering
  • Wind Power Plants
  • Marine Industry
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Test-Bench Gearbox
  • Industry Motors (Water, Cement, Metal)

Types Of Electric Machines

The field of different electric drive engines is inexhaustible. Within a performance range of a few milliwatt up to gigawatt dimensions, electric machines ensure the transition between electrical and mechanical performance.

ELIN Motors focus on the manufacturing of induction machines as both asynchronous and synchronous machines within a performance range of 50 kW to 60 MVA.

In general, any electric machine can operate as both a motor and a generator. Of significance is merely the power flow direction. In the case of a generator, the turbine is used to bring the shaft train up to speed. The issue with the start-up, which also poses the main design criteria, only occurs in operation with a motor.