Hidria d.o.o. and its consortium partners SiEVA, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (both from the University in Ljubljana), the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University in Maribor) and Kolektor Group acquired co-funding for the project MOTZART – more efficient electric motors by means of the development of an expert system and new technologies. The project has been running since October 2018 and will last for three years. Its total value is EUR 3,156,167.50, the co-financing amounts to EUR 1,998,008.
The MOTZART project is aimed at upgrading competencies and products throughout the production chain of electric motor drives; from punching the laminations and assembling of rotor and stator stacks to the development of power modules and the control of entire electric motors. In doing so, it follows the global goal of achieving a higher added value for the Slovenian industry in e-mobility systems by achieving an even higher degree of excellence and strengthening the role as pre-development supplier in the key areas of main and auxiliary electric motor drives.
The effects of this project will be reflected in:
- shorter time and lower development costs,
- s faster data transfer between development and manufacturing processes,
- a higher degree of repeatability, robustness, accuracy and purity in the production process,
- an energy-enhanced and compact design of the electric motor drive, and
- improved reliability of the operation of the electric motor drives and operation in demanding environments (corrosive media, higher temperatures).
The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.