Rockwell, Infinitum Enter New Motor Technology Deal

Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Infinitum have agreed to jointly develop and distribute a new class of high-efficiency, integrated low voltage drive and motor technology. Most importantly, this solution will significantly save energy and cut costs for industrial customers globally. Simultaneously, this will also help manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable.

Promotes Industrial Sustainability

As companies grow more energy-conscious, variable frequency drives (VFDs) with high-efficiency motors have increasingly come into focus. Accordingly, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said electric motors consume approximately 40% of the electricity consumed globally. Moreover, the percentage rises to nearly 70% for industrial companies.

Under this agreement, Rockwell’s market-leading PowerFlex® drive technology will be combined with Infinitum’s high-efficiency Aircore EC motor system.

This powerful package will help companies reduce their carbon footprint. Particularly, with a motor system that is 50% smaller and lighter and uses 66% less copper. Most importantly, it consumes 10% less energy than traditional iron core motors.

“We’ve long recognized the benefits of Infinitum’s integrated motor and drive system because of its class-leading energy efficiency, sustainability, and ease of operations,” said Barry Elliott, vice president and general manager of Power Control, Rockwell Automation.

In addition, Elliot said they are looking forward to seeing the impact of the new joint solution. particularly, in terms of improving sustainability, energy efficiency, and productivity to its customers.

Beneficial to Industrial Companies

Rockwell and Infinitum have collaborated since 2021, when Rockwell made an initial investment in Infinitum as part of the company’s Series C funding.

“This agreement opens new customer channels for our sustainable motors that can power the world with less energy, material, and waste,” said Ben Schuler, founder and CEO, Infinitum. Furthermore, Schuler said, “Working with Rockwell will enable a direct and widespread impact on industrial companies. Thus, reducing electricity consumption and increasing sustainability for this energy-intensive sector.”

The integrated VFD and motors will be available in late 2024 exclusively through Rockwell and its partners.