BorgWarner expands high-voltage hairpin electric motor series
BorgWarner is expanding its electric motor offerings with the introduction of its new high-voltage hairpin (HVH) 146 motor, which is expected to go into production on a light-duty hybrid passenger car with a major OEM in early 2020. This electric motor joins BorgWarner's HVH Series motors, available as fully housed motors or rotor/stator assemblies. HVH Series motors come in a variety of configurations and offer scalable output and torque.
The HVH 146, an interior permanent magnet electric motor, is best suited for belt-drive integration at P0 in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications, where a traditional alternator would be placed. It is mounted to the front of the engine through a high-tension belt system that allows it to operate at high power levels and speeds up to 16,500 rpm. Beyond being used as a stop/start device, it also can be used for regeneratively charging the battery pack when the vehicle is braking or coasting. The HVH 146 electric motor also provides a peak torque of 65 N·m as well as 95% peak efficiency. It is capable of delivering 35 kW peak power and 65 N·m (47.9 lb·ft) of peak torque while weighing 14 kg (30.9 lb).
"As a leader of clean and efficient propulsion systems, we continue to build up our already comprehensive portfolio of powerful electric motors that deliver industry-leading power and torque densities," said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. "The introduction of BorgWarner's HVH 146 motor further enables us to help our customers simultaneously meet consumer needs and government regulations, including the need for advanced, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly technologies."
The motor was designed for easy integration and features a compact package with high- and low-voltage connectors as well as the required coolant connections. The HVH Series uses a precision-formed rectangular wire and multiple layers of interlocking "hairpins" in place of the traditional round wire windings. This proprietary wiring method, along with the size of the wire, enables the motor to achieve higher power density and efficiency. Its water-cooled properties add to its power density capability.
BorgWarner's HVH 146 also can be applied to the commercial vehicle market. In addition, it can be tailor-made to fit specific requirements and be used in various positions, in addition to P0, throughout a hybrid vehicle.
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