A worldwide push for a more sustainable energy and material future is here to stay.

Sustainability is not just good for the environment, but business as well.  At the core of the clean energy transition is the challenge of meeting society’s need for more electricity while consuming fewer resources.  Electrostatic machines will become a critical element of rising to this challenge.  Higher energy conversion efficiencies (from mechanical to electrical or vice-versa) with no permanent magnets and substantially less copper and iron means that C-Motive machines save energy, money, and raw material resources.

Industry 4.0.

The next industrial revolution is a blend of new technologies; increased data collection, proactive state of health monitoring and proactive maintenance, and a renewed emphasis on energy efficiency. C-Motive machines have been designed to deliver the highest efficiency for direct drive applications in material conveyance systems, robotics, fans, pumps, and other applications typically served by industrial torque machines. Electrostatic motors deliver torque at low speeds, but also have imperceptible torque ripple, no cogging torque, and the ability to do lossless torque holds. High acceleration, precise motion, and smooth torque delivery make these machines ideal for a wide number of applications.

C-Motive has two product platforms available for these applications – review product specs and reach out to our team to learn more about availability.

Renewable Generation.

Each successive generation of wind turbines gets larger and larger increasing their power output to the electricity grid. The addition of offshore wind has the potential to revolutionize the cost position of wind as compared to fossil fuel competitors. Yet with all of the gains that have been made through taller turbines and larger blades, advancements in the fundamental electrical drivetrain have not kept pace. Continued reliance on multi-stage gearboxes and magnetic generators has put a lower limit on the practical levelized cost of energy for wind.

A C-Motive electrostatic generator, however, can be connected directly to the hub of the wind turbine and driven directly without an efficiency-robbing gearbox. This can add 20% or more to the annual energy output of the wind turbine, increasing competitiveness and returned for renewable developers. In addition to wind, C-Motive generators are ideal for tidal, wave, and riverine power generation. C-Motive machines are naturally sealed to prevent water intrusion and can be submerged to any depth. With nearly infinite scalability, electrostatic machines can be built for kW to MW class marine hydrokinetic applications.

E-Mobility.

In addition to passenger vehicles, there are hundreds of other mobility platforms undergoing a transition from fossil fuels to electrification. C-Motive machines, with their direct drive capability, are ideal for small urban vehicles (from 5 – 50 kW) and heavy hybrid drivetrains (100 kW+). Our experience ranges from the primary drive motor for urban electric vehicles to auxiliary hybrid drive motors for off-highway heavy equipment.

Across all drivetrain sizes, C-Motive’s high torque density and high-efficiency machines are ideal for low-speed vehicles.  Electrostatic motors offer full four-quadrant operation and have the ability to decrease drivetrain cost, reduce system complexity, and enable 10% or more additional range from the same battery pack.

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and project how an electrostatic machine could fit.

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