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Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing a device or system to understand its design and how it is built. This service is important for generating virtual models, interpreting results, identifying the most important characteristics and where to optimize.

The reverse engineering service for electric motors can be used to collect data for a detailed understanding of the device’s internal workings, performance and characteristics of inner components and materials.

Some Applications of Reverse Engineering Services in Electric Motors

  • Performance optimization: by analyzing the electric motor through reverse engineering, designers can identify areas to optimize, aiming to improve the efficiency and overall performance of the motor
  • Identify design defects or problems: reverse engineering can be used to identify design issues or manufacturing errors in existing electric motors, impacting the quality of the final product
  • Updates and maintenance: if the original data of the electric motor are not available, reverse engineering is used to develop updated documentation and facilitate maintenance
  • Development of similar or improved motors: based on the information obtained through reverse engineering, it is possible to develop similar or improved electric motors, including new features, better performance or more energy efficient
  • Resolution of compatibility problems: in case an electric motor needs to be integrated into a larger system, compatibility with the other components can be guaranteed using reverse engineering
  • Research and development: reverse engineering can be part of the research and development process, helping engineers understand innovative concepts present in advanced electric motors

Workflow

The steps of a classic reverse engineering workflow are the following:

  • Test the electric motor and inverter, aiming to have the complete characterization of the motor. Discover more about the electric motor tests available in our laboratory
  • Analysis of the performance of the electric motor and inverter
  • Disassembly of the electric motor
  • Analysis of the construction materials of the electric motor
  • Measurement of the physical dimensions of the components
  • Analysis of the properties of the materials
  • Generation of 1D models, with Altair simulation software, to simulate your system model. To learn more about 1D models and the advantages of creating a 1D system model, read our in-depth article.

FAQ

No need for initial information. It is possible to gain all the information by reverse engineering

Motor performance, inverter behavior and all the characteristics of the motor/device and materials construction

Yes, all the materials are analyzed with special instruments

The reverse engineering service may be subject to legal restrictions, especially when it involves patent or copyright. However, if it is done on a product that you own, it is an unrestricted activity

It depends on how many components are involved in the system. Typically from 2 months for simpler systems to 6-8 months for more complex systems

Motor test bench, instrument for material analysis and simulation software

Spin’s in-house laboratory enables the testing of materials and characterization of electric motors on a test bench. Wide range of materials and professional equipment.

We design and manufacture small series of electrical devices and motors. We test construction materials in our in-house laboratory and propose innovative technological solutions.

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