Motor CAD Software

Design Expertise

Motor Design Ltd (MDL) offer a wide range of consultancy services dedicated to electric machinery design for industrial companies operating in various application fields.

Our consultancy services are led by Dr Mircea Popescu who, during his almost 30 years in the engineering profession, brought original contributions to the analysis, optimal design theory as well as to the engineering development of high efficiency electric machines.

There are many ways in which MDL can help.

1. We provide complete original designs for electric motors and generators. The predicted electromagnetic and thermal performance of the new designs is presented in comprehensive and detailed reports. The analysis of the newly designed machines is based on our expertise together with a highly specialised software suite that includes: Motor-CAD, SPEED and ANSYS.

2. We optimise your existing electric machines designs and provide expert advice on how best to meet specifications such as size, weight considerations, energy efficiency or cost.

3. We investigate thermal problems in your existing electric machines design. Our expert knowledge of the cooling of electric machines, together with our cutting-edge thermal analysis tools, enable us to find solutions to a wide range of thermal problems.

 

Our services are based on your requirements and the action plan is drawn up in close consultation with clients to ensure that the service meets your needs. Where necessary, we will call upon the expertise of our professional partners in research and industry to widen our skills base.

We have worked on numerous projects for a wide range of clients in many different industries. Our projects have included hybrid/electric vehicles, green aircraft, wind power generation, submersible pumps, hermetic compressors, conveyer rollers and racing cars.

One thing all our customers have in common is the reassurance of knowing that their motor design issues will be dealt with by professionals who are skilled motor designers with extensive experience in this area of work.

Please contact us for more information about our consultancy services.

Testimonials

“The expertise provided by MDL was most valuable for our projects. We have used their detailed electromagnetic and thermal analysis capabilities for complex models, leading to developments of high performance electric machines.”

Dr Dan Ionel - FIEEE

Chief Engineer, Regal Beloit Corp., USA

“Equipmake has been working closely with Motor Design Ltd for over 2 years. MDL have provided us with state of the art design and analysis services, enabling us to successfully prototype new motor designs in record time.”

Ian Foley

Director, Equipmake, UK

“In recent years Motor Design Limited have provided the Denis Ferranti Group with a sound electromagnetic and thermal design service. Their reactivity and technical competence has to be commended.”

James de Ferranti

General Manager, Denis Ferranti Group, UK

“The guys at Motor Design have become a key part of our motor development and optimisation process. We can outsource tricky electromagnetic and thermal problems to them which they solve with a minimum of input from us. This means that we have been able to significantly reduce our product development times and still get great results.”

Steven Jennings

Department Manager Advanced Development, Interroll Research Centre, Germany

“Motor Design Ltd is a rare design resource for induction machines. Not only do they provide solid motor analysis, but they also communicate well across cultures and nationalities, making them a pleasure to work with. In the expanding world of induction motors, especially for electric vehicle traction, MDL get my recommendation.”

Malcolm Burwell

North American Technology Director, International Copper Association

Latest News

Read our latest white paper on ‘Performance Analysis of Electric Motor Technologies for an Electric Vehicle Powertrain’

In our latest white paper, we discuss how different design choices, such as motor topology, winding type and cooling system, can be compared and evaluated with the overall system impact in mind.

Celebrating 20 years of Motor Design Ltd and Motor-CAD

Motor Design Ltd is proud to celebrate 20 years of Motor-CAD software! Read our interview with MDL founder and company president, Dr David Staton.

Latest software release – Motor-CAD v12

Motor Design Ltd is delighted to announce the release of Motor-CAD v12 — the latest version of our unique software package dedicated to the electromechanical performance of motors and generators and the optimisation of their cooling.

Motor-CAD European User Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that Motor Design Ltd’s inaugural European Motor-CAD User Conference will take place on the 20th-21st February 2019, in Birmingham, UK. The two-day event will bring together engineers and researchers working on eMachine design to learn about technological developments, share best practice and discuss their challenges and approaches.

Workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at Motor & Drive Systems 2019

Dr. David Staton will be running a workshop on ‘Design Trends and Performance Analysis of BEV & HEV Electric Machines’ at the 2019 Motor & Drive Systems Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team wins Team Bronze Medal at 2018 RAeS awards

We are delighted to announce that the Electric Drive Tail Rotor Team, which included representatives from MDL, was awarded a Team Bronze Medal at the 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society awards ceremony in November.

Watch our webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’

Watch a recording of our recent webinar on ‘Accounting for AC Winding Losses in the Electric Machine Design Process using Motor-CAD’.

UK Training Course on the Design of BPM and Induction Motors – 16th-18th October 2018

Registration open for our training course on the design of brushless permanent magnet (BPM) and induction motors using Motor-CAD.

U.S. Motor-CAD Users Meeting and Training – 17th-21st September 2018

Register now to attend our U.S. Motor-CAD users meeting and training course, taking place from 17th-21st September 2018 in Mason, Ohio

MDL welcomes Michael Rubbo – dedicated customer support for Motor-CAD users based in the U.S.

Motor Design Ltd are delighted to introduce Michael Rubbo, who will be supporting Motor-CAD users based in the U.S. as a Lead Applications Engineer.

Events

ECCE 2019 – Baltimore, MD, U.S.A, 29th September – 3rd October 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be presenting at ECCE 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo – Novi, Michigan, U.S.A, 10th – 12th September 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be exhibiting at the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo 2019.

ACEMP-METU – Istanbul, Turkey, 27th – 29th August 2019

Motor Design Ltd will be delivering a tutorial on ‘Practical design aspects for electrical machines in power traction applications for Electrical Vehicles’ at the 2019 ACEMP-METU conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Motor-CAD Workshop: Pordenone, Italy

MDL will be running a free, introductory Motor-CAD workshop on the 24th September in Pordenone (Italy), ahead of the Coiltech Tradeshow.

Motor-CAD North America User Conference 2019

The 2019 Motor-CAD North America User Conference will take place in October in Detroit.

DISTRIBUTORS

The Motor-CAD software is distributed worldwide. Our carefully selected partners are experts in the use of the software and can provide support and training.

To find a distributor near you, click on the link below.