Synchronous variable speed 4- to 40-poles motors

ABB offers a wide range of synchronous motors for industrial processes that require high power, low speed motors with high reliability.  The motors are available for variable or constant speed applications.

Our motors are tailor-made within a standard design to meet customer-specific needs, application requirements and grid characteristics. High performance and cost efficiency are achieved through optimal utilization of active materials.

ABB has a long track record in supplying synchronous motors for all types of applications to customers all over the world. The design and performance are constantly updated to include new technologies and field experience. Our global service network and predefined maintenance programs ensure support for all life cycle stages of ABB motors.


  • high power
  • high torque
  • high efficiency
  • proven reliability
  • low cost of ownership
  • low losses

Technical data

Output power
1 - 65 MW
Frame size
710 to 2500
Number of poles
4 - 40
1 - 15 kV
50 or 60 Hz
IP23, IPW24, IP44, IP54, IP55
IC01, IC611, IC81W, IC8A6W7
Enclosure material
Welded steel
Motor type
Mounting type
Horizontal and vertical
Marine classification     
All international societies, e.g. ABS, BV, DNV and GL
Electric propulsion, Azipod propulsion,
metals and mining applications
(coilers, edgers, mill stand motors and hoists, etc)
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