Years of R&D has laid the foundation for the development of high-efficiency motors
Back when competitors were still focusing on IE1+, Tatung was already conducting R&D on IE3 premium-efficiency motors. In the early stages of IE3 development, Tatung was alone at the cutting edge and faced many obstacles, but it was able to overcome those obstacles. Now, countries including the United States and Japan, are making the use of IE3 motors mandatory due to energy conservation requirements. Tatung's line of IE3 products, including products that comply with or even exceed CNS14000 (version 2012) standards are fully ready to meet the needs of this unstoppable trend.
Tatung's IE3 motor products have four primary characteristics, says Book Kuo. Firstly, they are "highly efficient," not only reducing process loss, but also decreasing copper and iron loss due to the use of high quality silicon steel. Secondly, they are "low magnetic flux," suppressing temperature rise as well as reducing loss by reducing magnetic flux densities. Thirdly, they have "high air volume and low-loss fans," which increase heat dissipation and reduce mechanical loss. Finally, they have "new configuration," meeting requirements concerning high strength, minimal temperature rise, and low vibration by increasing the heat-dissipation surface area and reinforcing the motor frame.
In addition to high-efficiency motors, Tatung is also one of the few vendors that possess the ability to produce custom-made large high voltage motors. Kuo also says that although the horsepower range is usually between 1/4HP to 30,000HP, Tatung is capable of producing specific large motors for all kinds of operations, including desalination plants, large cement plants, and big fans and blowers applications, with even higher load requirement.
There are a number of reasons why Tatung has been able to successfully develop such products. It is able to take advantage of CAE analysis in its R&D and design efforts to produce high-efficiency, high power factor, and high horsepower products, as well as products with long lifetime and optimized bearing strength structures. Furthermore, Tatung also has the largest vacuum pressure impregnation (VPI) system, which can prevent coronas at high voltages and ensure a long product life for the motor.
Also, the trend towards low carbon emission and zero pollution has fueled the popularity of electric vehicles. Tatung has teamed up with research institutions (including ITRI and the Metal Industries Research & Development Center) and many vehicle manufacturers to develop EV motors. Products developed include motors for forklifts, dune buggies, pickup trucks, electric yachts, and electric buses. These products are already in production and available on the market, and there have already been orders for them.
According to Kuo, Tatung's motor business is based in Taiwan and is actively promoting its visibility globally by participating in trade shows and exhibitions. Tatung has established operations with local partners in Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, and Europe, and has established branches in Singapore, Japan, and the United States to expand its business. Tatung has also established strategic alliances with maintenance plants in India in order to expand its post-sales services there and is actively pursuing related certifications in the Middle East. Furthermore, Tatung is also planning to establish sales locations in Saudi Arabia in hopes that the products of its successful R&D efforts can be exported overseas so that they can be enjoyed by people all over the world.(Source：Digitimes)