ABB Permanent magnet motors

The permanent magnet motor range extends the effective nominal speed range of the rugged industry workhorses down to 100 – 850 r/min. The motors can simplify drive systems by effectively eliminating the need of speed reduction devices. They are designed exclusively for frequency converter supply, where they provide high speed accuracy even without speed sensors because they are synchronous motors without rotor slip.

The most common present drive systems, which permanent magnet motor solution could replace:

  • Traditional AC motor, frequency converter and gear box combination
  • Traditional slow speed AC motor, typically 10-16-pole or slower with frequency converter
  • Variable speed DC drive system with gear box

Key features and benefits

  • Designed for operation with variable speed drives
  • Well suited for low speed operation
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Reduced spare parts inventories
  • Easier system installation
  • Higher 'system reliability'
  • No mechanical power transmission losses

Performance range

Permanent Magnet Motors
Output power 0 - 220 r/min, 17 - 1120 kW at 220 r/min
0 - 300 r/min, 25 - 1600 kW at 300 r/min
0 - 430 r/min, 38 - 2240 kW at 430 r/min
0 - 600 r/min, 57 - 2500 kW at 600 r/min
 Frame sizes  IEC 280 to 400
 Frame material  Cast iron/Welded steel
 Voltages  All voltages
 Protection  IP 55
 Cooling  Air or liquid

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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