Superconducting motor runs successfully

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wis.) and American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, Mass.) announced July 19 the successful operation of a 1,000 hp high temperature superconducting (HTS) motor from Reliance Electric. This motor is reportedly the largest of its type demonstrated to date.

08/01/2000


Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wis.) and American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, Mass.) announced July 19 the successful operation of a 1,000 hp high temperature superconducting (HTS) motor from Reliance Electric. This motor is reportedly the largest of its type demonstrated to date. It was designed to utilize HTS wires instead of copper wires on the rotating shaft of the motor.





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