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Technology Comparison of Induction Motor and Synchronous Reluctance Motor

Publication Details
Authors: Kärkkäinen Hannu, Aarniovuori Lassi, Niemelä Markku, Pyrhönen Juha, Kolehmainen Jere
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Title of parent publication: 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2017
Journal acronym: IECON
eISBN: 978-1-5386-1127-2
ISSN: 1553-572X
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Electric motors play an important role in global
efforts to reduce energy consumption as they account for almost half of the
total electrical energy usage in the world. The
energy consumption of electric motors can be reduced by using more efficient
motors and by applying frequency converters to feed the motors, thereby enabling
accurate control according to the load. The induction motor has been – and
still is – the dominant motor technology in the industry, but also more
efficient motor technologies are available in the market. Considering
industrial motors, the two most important competing technologies are probably
permanent magnet synchronous motors and synchronous reluctance motors. This
papers provides a comparison between the induction motor and synchronous
reluctance motor technologies. The main differences between the two are covered
and measurements are made with a frequency converter supply to compare the
efficiencies over a wide operating range of 10–100% of rated torque and 10–140%
of rated operating frequency.

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