EMERF Foundation

Pre-Competitive Research Consortium (PCRC)

EMERF has formed a research group to introduce topics that were of interest and value to the small motor manufacturing industry

Pre-competitive research is defined as fundamental research conducted prior to company specific product development. That research is typically coordinated and conducted at a university or research facility. The research focus is determined by EMERF and PCRC members.

Membership in the EMERF PCRC is available. Requirements to join include A3 membership, a letter of intent and a contribution of USD $500.

EMERF Motor Research Grant Recipient: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University

The Electric Motor Education and Research Foundation (EMERF) a 501 (c)(3) organization and the A3 foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Texas A&M University.

EMERF formed a pre-competitive research group of member companies to review and provide input regarding potential research topics that were of interest and value to the small motor manufacturing industry. “Achieving Improvements in Power Density while Simultaneously Increasing Efficiency in Small Electric Motors” was identified as the research topic. The solicitation was released in 2013 with the goal to provide a new small motor technology that will be brought to market.

Texas A&M University’s Electric Machines and Power Electronic (EMPE) Laboratory under the leadership of Hamid A. Toliyat, PhD, PE, Fellow of IEEE, submitted the winning proposal. The project, “Design of Ferrite Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor (Fa-SynRM) with Aluminum Conductors in Stator” began in January 2014 and lasted six months.

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To learn more about or join PCRC, please contact A3 at +1 734-994-6088 or contact Dana Whalls.

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