The importance of drive train efficiency
Control Engineering, December 6, 2016
Rather than breaking down the drivetrain into different sections and focussing on a single component, such as the motor, Bauer believes that a view should be taken of a single, ‘electro-mechanical’ package – one which must be fully integrated to achieve maximum performance. Despite the current focus on motor efficiency, the potential energy savings throughout the drivetrain can typically be distributed via the ZVEI model which is:
• 60% via optimisation of the mechanical system.
As the model shows, while it is motors that are currently grabbing the headlines for development, there is no point specifying the latest motor if the foundations are not already in order.