Infinitum Electric closes $1.8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications

Infinitum
Electric
, developer of ultra high-efficiency, durable,
lightweight and cost-effective electric motors built with patented
printed circuit board (PCB) stator technology and integrated
control systems, has
closed
a $1.8-million Series A round of financing, led by
Cottonwood Technology Fund (CTF).

To date, Infinitum has received a total of $2.7 million in
funding, and plans to leverage the new financing to launch an
HVAC-specific, fully-integrated motor. Infinitum will also use the
new funding to increase research and development efforts for
applications in the Electric Vehicle and Oil and Gas markets.


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Infinitum Electric’s fully-integrated 5HP motor for HVAC.

Infinitum Electric says that its PCB stator technology and
control systems, with five patents and eleven patents pending,
provide superior performance in the electric motor industry with a
cost advantage over traditional motors. Among the benefits of the
technology:

  • Removal of the conventional laminated stator core significantly
    reduces core losses, decreases cogging and torque ripple and
    increases efficiency. Identical copper conductors allow electrical
    losses to be easily controlled and provides the highest power
    density by optimizing copper layout.

  • Copper conductors are fully insulated and provide the entire
    coil with an equal coefficient of thermal expansion. The continuous
    coil design limits internal connections and increases life
    expectancy. In the absence of mechanical interference, this
    insulation method and stator design is almost indestructible, the
    company says.

  • Wire windings and iron laminations are eliminated by etching
    copper conductors into a printed circuit board. Weight reduction on
    the component level is as high as 90% and the machine level can be
    up to 50% lighter weight.

  • Instead of using aftermarket monitoring solutions, Infinitum
    embeds IoT circuitry directly to the stators surface for the most
    accurate data that comes directly from the source.

Infinitum’s electric motor efficiency exceeds IE5 efficiency,
what the industry today considers to be the highest efficiency
class for low voltage AC motors. In addition, the customizable
design of Infinitum motors and generators allows for greater
optimization than any other electric motor, resulting in up to 25%
lower costs, up to 60% less weight, superior durability and
enhanced IoT connectivity.

Infinitum is working with global motor and generator
manufacturers and other industrial OEMs to customize its technology
for specific applications and market segments.

Infinitum will initially focus on air-moving applications in the
HVAC industry, with partnerships with some of the industry’s
biggest players currently underway. The company will showcase its
HVAC technology at the AHR EXPO in Atlanta next week. Expansion
into Electric Vehicle and Oil and Gas segments are next in line for
Infinitum.

Our patented circuit board stator is what sets us apart and
positions us well for success, not just in the HVAC space, but for
a variety of applications. Our motor technology provides superior
advantages for companies looking for improved performance. The
electric motor market is a $150 billion industry annually, over a
century old, and many markets within the industry are trying to
consume and create power more efficiently. Some markets, like
Electric Vehicles, are in the process of electrifying
completely.

—Ben Schuler, CEO, Infinitum Electric

Source: FS – Transport 2
Infinitum Electric closes .8M Series A to bring new electric motor technology to market; increasing R&D for EV applications



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