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The Fast and the Glorious
Inspired by Cicero, who once said "Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow", a team with electric AMK drives claimed the coveted title at this year's Formula Student Germany Electric (FSE) at Hockenheim Ring for the fourth time in a row
The compact, permanently-excited synchronous motors in combination with the power electronics from Kirchheim/Teck are clearly a recipe for success, as all titles up to now have been won by teams that raced with AMK drives. This year, the Dutch team again chose a four-wheel drive design in which each wheel was driven by one of the multi-pole cylindrical-rotor synchronous motors with embedded magnets. Their high power density is a critical reason for the low mass of the drive. This is especially important for four-wheel drive vehicles because the motors are installed close to the hub. The ultracompact servo inverters of AMK are ideal for the lightweight vehicle construction and contribute significantly to the tremendous acceleration values. The motors can feed back braking energy in generator mode, which allows a smaller battery design. This weight reduction also contributes to the winning concept of the race team from Delft.
Only the ideal combination of inverter and motor yields the optimal electric drive package and saves crucial seconds on the race track or in machine cycle times. Speaking of which, the winning electric drives from AMK are typically used in machine construction and ensure a decisive competitive advantage in numerous manufacturing industries.
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