Motor-CAD Lab

Efficiency mapping and performance across a duty cycle.


Efficiency mapping and performance across a duty cycle

The Motor-CAD Lab module has been developed to enable rapid and accurate analysis of any electric machine design over the full operating envelope. With Motor-CAD Lab, engineers can create efficiency maps, plot torque/speed characteristics, study the continuous and peak thermally constrained operational envelope and analyse performance over driving cycles. It is fast, easy to use and the techniques have been experimentally verified.


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Key Features

  • Generate efficiency and loss maps.
  • Calculate the peak torque/speed characteristic.
  • Calculate the continuous (thermally constrained) torque/speed characteristics.
  • Analyse performance over complex driving cycles.
  • Uses maximum torque/amp and maximum efficiency control strategies.
  • Intuitive user interface – data is produced in a simple format that can easily be exported to MATLAB, Microsoft Excel and other applications. A wide variety of graphs can be generated and a number of publication-quality output formats are supported.


Machine Types

Motor-CAD Lab is available for the following motor types:

  • BPM: Brushless Permanent Magnet motors
  • IM: Induction motors
  • SYNCREL: Synchronous Reluctance motors
  • SYNC: Synchronous machines.


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.

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