SMMA Foundation Plans Pre-Competitive Electric Motor Research Consortium
Sep 2, 2010
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The Electric Motor Education & Research Foundation (EMERF) has scheduled an EMERF Pre-Competitive Electric Motor Research Consortium on November 10, 2010, in St. Louis during the SMMA 2010 Fall Technical Conference.

EMERF is a 501(c)(3) entity of SMMA – The Motor & Motion Association, formed the Pre-Competitive Electric Motor Research Consortium. The consortium was formed to address the EMERF mission: β€œTo advance and promote the electric motor industry through education, pre- competitive research, and the facilitation of technology transfer within the industry and in cooperation with academic, private research and governmental organizations.”

Pre-competitive research is defined as fundamental research conducted prior to company specific product development. That research is typically coordinated and conducted at a university or research laboratory. This is the second Consortium EMERF has organized with the first a collaborative effort of SMMA, EMERF, and Clarkson University.

Funded in part by a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy, the research focus was on losses in lamination steels, specifically material properties at high frequencies and at non-sinusoidal excitations.

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