Top Performance through Liquid Cooling
ABM Greiffenberger with New Motor Series
Top Performance through Liquid Cooling

ABM Greiffenberger has extended its efficient drive technology offering and now includes liquid-cooled motors in its portfolio. They open up a broad application area to users and impress, for example, through their high energy efficiency and power density even in harsh environments.

The drive specialist from Marktredwitz, Germany, developed the units with frame sizes from 80 to 160. Their compact design offers users numerous benefits. The motors take up little space, but are still powerful – an increasingly sought-after property particularly for applications in mobile drive technology. Because liquid can dissipate more heat per time unit than air can, the motors also feature optimal cooling performance under continuous load. This also applies if they are used in tight spaces, for example if the motors are integrated into machines. Beyond that, the drives possess a high thermal stability.

ABM Greiffenberger offers the water-cooled version with an output of up to 100 kW. It is available as an energy-efficient asynchronous motor or a permanently excited SINOCHRON motor. The motors can be controlled via inverter and can be attached to all ABM helical, parallel shaft and angular gearboxes without extra effort. The components also operate reliably in harsh environments; ABM offers them with high levels of protection of up to IP6K9K. Cooling in the axial or radial direction is accomplished with fluids, e.g. with a water-glycol mixture or with oil. The pressure loss in the cooling system is thereby always very low.

The water-cooled motors are particularly suitable for use in the printing machine and textile industries. Relatively high temperatures prevail in production here and efficient cooling is especially important. In mobile drive technology they excel in construction machines such as excavators or wheel loaders as aggregate and traction drives. Other application fields are electric vehicles, industrial trucks and watercraft. ABM drew on its extensive modular building block system in the design of the components. User-specific requirements such as connection to special interfaces can easily be implemented.

With the development of the water-cooled motors, ABM Greiffenberger addresses industry requirements. CEO Robert Lackermeier stresses: ‘For us the close contact to customers and intensive market observation are important cornerstones for providing the greatest possible benefit to the user.’ The system supplier with a high level of vertical integration delivers drive components made in-house. Customers in numerous fields profit from the great consulting and industry expertise and find a reliable partner for individual system solutions in ABM Greiffenberger. Even complex prototypes can be realised quickly in Marktredwitz.

Development and manufacturing expertise also plays an important role. With the state-of-the-art aluminium die-casting foundry, ABM Greiffenberger has attained a prominent position in the production of housing parts. Required parts are finished using automated and flexible machines and cells. Robot-controlled systems and winding lines guarantee uniform series quality. Performance test benches and a laboratory for materials analysis additionally ensure the high standard of design and engineering.
The new liquid-cooled motors from ABM Greiffenberger are versatile and offer a high power Density.
Even at relatively high temperatures in production as in the textile industry, the drive from ABM Greiffenberger impresses through its efficient liquid cooling.