96% energy efficiency! Hitachi develops the worlds most efficient industrial motor that does not use rare earth.

If the efficiency of all industrial motors'improves 1 percent, it will save one nuclear plants' worth of energy in Japan

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Naoki Yoshioka
Naoki Yoshioka

XAMOSCHi Chief Editor

Establisher of tempo, Inc. a web production company. Naoki has been in the web industry ever since he established the company in 2000. He specializes in tech, culture and also loves international movies and literature. Naoki is also keen on studying old Japanese material arts (Sousuishiryu-Kumiuchi-Koshinomawari: Seirenkan and Aikido: Aikikai) and continues his training until today.

They aim to commercialize in 2015. The feature of this motor is that it does not use rare earth. Instead, it uses amorphous metal. Amorphous metal is difficult to process, but they have developed a technology to make it possible.

Siemens (Germany) and ABB (Switzerland), the 2 major companies holding more than 10% of the industrial motors’ share. Hitachi aims to level with these companies.

Source:
http://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2012/04/0411.html
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASDZ09H73_Z00C14A7TJ2000/?n_cid=TPRN0004
http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/140710/bsc1407100500009-n1.htm

 
Translated by Elena

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