"The Mechatronic Variable Speed Drive (MVSD) is a wholly unique and robust innovation to the world of transmissions and variable speed drives. Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are a class of mechanical or electronic technology that varies the speed of an electric (AC) motor in response to the demand placed on it by what it is moving."
Anthony Wong started inMotive to bring his idea for a better motor to market. ”The MVSD can offer double the torque of a variable-frequency drive for the same energy. He added that the drive offers about 30 percent to 50 percent lower capital costs and about 10 percent to 15 percent greater efficiency over the most efficient motors on the market.”
"Electric motors make up one of the largest sets of electricity consumers in the world, constituting up to 46% of global consumption. Their proper application and operation is essential for decreased capital costs, operational efficiencies and GHG reductions to satisfy policy requirements."
Motors are ubiquitous; they are energy-sucking devices. Our economy and our climate require a leap in the energy efficiency of motors. Most motors are oversized because of high torque requirements that are rarely needed during the motor’s typical operation.
"A motor at a sawmill may need the torque to push a blade through a knot in the wood, for instance, but most of the time, the oversized motors are running pretty inefficiently. … Seventy-five percent of industrial motors operate at less than 60 percent capacity. There are about 75 million electric motors that could benefit from the company’s patented technology, inMotive president Paul Bottero told journalists on a media tour in Ontario. The variable-speed drive involves gears that move under the chain, rather than a chain that moves over sprockets. The drive uses a combination of mechanical, computer, electrical and control engineering for variable speeds."