Application development of innovative raw material and energy saving circulation pumps (Eco-Pump-Drive)

As a development result, a qualified system consisting of a rare-earth magnet-free high-efficiency reluctance motor with associated power electronics and application-specific control for outputs in the medium watt range should be available. The system has to be optimized for its application in circulating pumps with dry rotor design. Concrete phases of development are the electromagnetic design of the motor, the design of the drive and the design and implementation of the control algorithm. Through the design of various prototypes and testing and verification in the laboratory, demonstration system and in the field, the drive system is to be qualified for use as a circulating pump unit.