ABB Synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM)

Synchronous reluctance technology combines the performance of permanent magnet motors with the simplicity and service-friendliness of induction motors because they do not include rare earth materials in permanent magnets. The rotor in a synchronous reluctance motor has no magnets or windings and suffers virtually no power losses. And because there are no magnetic forces in the rotor, maintenance is as straightforward as with induction motors.

Key benefits

  • Reduce your environmental impact by using less electricity and reducing CO2 emissions.
  • Improve your sustainability by meeting current and future efficiency standards and by increasing efficiency and productivity.
  • Increase your reliability and ensure the most sustainable and long-lasting performance by minimizing motor failures and downtime.
  • Improve the quality of your production by accurate torque and speed control
  • Upgrade your retrofits by replacing standard induction motors in any industrial application

Product ranges

IE5 Synchronous reluctance motors 
Aluminum frame motors M3AL - IEC frame sizes 132
Cast iron frame motors M3BL - IEC frame sizes 160 to 315
Output power 5.5 to 315 kW
Voltage 230 – 690 V
 High output synchronous reluctance motors
Aluminum frame motors M3AL - IEC frame sizes 90 to 132            
Cast iron frame motors M3BL - IEC frame sizes 160 to 315
Output power 1.1 to 350 kW
Voltage 230 – 690 V

Tools and services

ABB Optimizer

An online tool that helps you to find the optimal electrical motor for any MEPS worldwide. It also help you to compute the cost of ownership of different motors and get fast access to marketing documents and drawings, test reports and data sheets.

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Drive and motor selector

Instead of flipping through paper catalogs or databases of datasheets, find the drive, softstarter or motor you need based on a series of simple questions.

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ABB Access 

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ABB Access, helps you easily find up-to-date product online data. It also provides easy access to documentation and manuals. If you happen to experience issues with your ABB product, this can be fastly and easily reported online to reach expert support from ABB.

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ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors

The ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor converts traditional motors into smart, wirelessly connected devices. It is attached to the frame of the motor; no wiring or machining is needed. Using algorithms, based on ABB’s decades of motor expertise, the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor relays information about the motor's operation and health via a Bluetooth-gateway or smartphone to a secure server.

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