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Universal Applications of EC Motor to Drive Global Market

An electronically commutated (EC) motor, although is designed to work on alternating current, shows a close resemblance to a direct current motor. The electronics that are added to a motor consolidate the most useful features from both AC and DC motors. It improves the working and categorizes EC motor differently. The (<5HP) segment of EC motors is the most used in different industries due to its various industrial demands for diverse purposes.

In recent years, there has been a rise in the usage of electronically commutated motors in several applications of various industries such as automotive, packaging, material handling, industrial machine, etc. Advancement and development of the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market over the years have led to electrical efficiency and dexterity to process more controlled and explicit operation of motors, resulting in an increased consumer comfort. These factors are expected to drive the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market during the forecast period.

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Demand for Energy-saving Solutions Influencing Growth of Electronically Commutated  Motors (<5HP) Market

Manufacturers in the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are designing energy-efficient motors and fans for EC motors, whereas the previous models consumed a lot of electricity for working. Demanding applications such as EC drives, a less energy-consuming solution, are fulfilling the needs of various end users, resulting in strong business holds in several developed countries.

Manufacturers in the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are increasing their production capabilities due to the increasing demand from refrigeration manufacturers. The energy efficiency of <5HP EC motors is motivating manufacturers to focus on high-efficiency product development. The market landscape is currently witnessing a rise in the sales of EC motors, thus fueling the growth of the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market in the near future.

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Need for Energy, Cost-efficient Products Fueling Demand for EC Motors

Electronically commutated fans are succeeding existing fans in various electronic businesses due to their controllability, performance, and cost-saving aspects. The EC fans have replaced AC motors as the principal air driving force in air conditioning applications, which require constant power. Moreover, for environmental enthusiasts, EC motor-controlled fans emit less carbon dioxide (CO2), which, in turn, can prove beneficial for the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market.

The global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market is expected to reach the value of US$ 7.9 Bn by 2031, at a CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period. This is due to several opportunities including increasing need for electric vehicles, environmental interests, rising consumer expenditure, and growing business opportunities in developing countries. However, it has grown essential for equipment manufacturers in the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market to comply with the Ecodesign regulations and production directives to improve the availability of energy-efficient devices.

EC Motors Being Preferred for Cost-saving Objectives

The electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market has observed a tremendous rise in the usage of electronically commutated motors in commercial HVAC, residential, and commercial refrigeration (condenser and evaporator), in both OEM and aftermarkets. The ongoing improvements in products are proving efficient for energy savings, and can easily operate and control the program with the required precision. This is anticipated to help end users in a variety of HVAC applications.

Industrial products such as consumer electronics, processing, and material handling equipment have increased the use of EC motors for less than 5HP, due to their efficiency and cost-saving features. Other mentioned factors including energy efficiency, rise of the electronic business segment, growth in infrastructural facilities, and estimated increase in the sales of electric vehicles are some of the key points that are projected to contribute to the expansion of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market during the forecast period.

EC Motors versus AC Motors: Which is Efficient?

The electronically commutated technology has gradually increased in popularity as well as awareness in the air movement market in recent years. A rise in the exhibitors displaying EC fans is notable in various HVAC tradeshows across Europe. The efficiency of electronically commutated motor ranges within 80% and 90% and can only run when needed. Thus, various experts claim EC speed modulation to be more productive and efficient than its AC and DC counterparts.

AC fans, however, offer supplementary benefits for some applications in industries such as marine and military where there is a demand for enduring and long-lasting supply. In applications for HVAC and OEM, where cost-effectiveness is required, EC fans should be more reliable. Moreover, many businesses in the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are advancing their motor technologies for improving performance and developing lighter weighing systems.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

One of the primary reasons for selecting a fan coil unit is the low initial cost to cool or heat spaces. Compared to AC and DC, EC motors have proven to be 70% more efficient than shaded pole motors. Manufacturers in the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are focusing on consumer comfort by giving a comfortable internal atmosphere through air conditioning equipment. Moreover, EC motors remain much cooler with less wear and tear from heat spikes resulting in a longer life span. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are disruptions in the worldwide manufacturing and distribution industry. These are likely to impact the sales of HVAC equipment, thus affecting the growth of the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market until the production resumes. Nevertheless, the wide range of applications of EC motors will keep growing in other industries and regions.

Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market: Overview

  • According to Transparency Market Research’s latest research report on the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market for the historical period 20172019 and the forecast period of 20212031, rise in usage of ECM (<5HP) in a wide range of applications and increase in demand for highly efficient motors are factors expected to boost the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market during the forecast period
  • In terms of revenue, the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market is expected to reach value of US$ 7.9 Bn by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of ~6% during the forecast period.

Rise in Usage of Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) in Various Applications to Drive Global Market

  • The usage of ECM technology (<5HP) is rising rapidly. Currently, electronically commutated motors (<5HP) find application in all motors used in light commercial HVAC (outdoor and indoor), residential, and commercial refrigeration (condenser and evaporator), in both OEM and aftermarkets. The advantage of this technology is improved electrical efficiency, and the facility to program more controlled and precise operation of the motor over a broad range of HVAC application performance needs in order to boost consumer comfort.
  • Less than 5 HP EC motor has a wide application range. Various other industrial products such as consumer electronics, HVAC – residential and commercial, and other material handling and processing equipment are choosing these motors, which capture more than half of the motor market due to rising efficiency. Increasing awareness about energy efficiency solutions is encouraging manufacturers to focus on high efficiency product development. These factors are likely to create the demand for ECM motors in the near future.

Advancements in Technology to Generate Opportunities for Electronically Commutated Motor (<5HP) Manufacturers & Distributors

  • Many companies are replacing their existing motors with electronically commutated motors (<5HP) due to their efficiency, controllability, and cost saving characteristics. AC motors were widely used in HVAC and now ECM are being preferred.
  • Growing businesses in developing regions, rising infrastructural facilities, increasing sales of consumer goods, need of electric vehicles due to environmental concerns, and rapid expansion of the robotic segment are likely to create opportunities for the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market
  • The Department of Energy has set new standards in the U.S. for residential furnace fans. All fans going forward will be equipped with ECM, and the existing ones will be replaced by ECM. Energy regulations from the Government will help drive the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market.
  • Improved end user comfort, greater energy efficiency, greener solutions, and regulatory compliances are projected to drive the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market during the forecast period

Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market: Competition Landscape

  • Detailed profiles of manufacturers of electronically commutated motors (<5HP) have been provided in the report to evaluate their financials, key product offerings, recent developments, and strategies
  • Key players operating in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are
    • ABB Group
    • Siemens
    • Weg
    • Parker Hannifin Corp.
    • Nidec Motor Corporation
    • ASTRO Motorengesellschaft mbH & Co.KG
    • Allied Motion Technologies Inc.
    • Maxon motor AG
    • Bühler Motor GmbH
    • Kollmorgen Corp.

Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market: Key Developments

  • Key providers of electronically commutated motors (<5HP) such as ABB Group, Siemens, Weg, Parker Hannifin Corp., Nidec Motor Corporation, Bühler Motor GmbH, and Kollmorgen Corp. are focusing on research & development and expansion of product portfolio to attract more customers. Some other key developments in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are highlighted below:
    • In January 2020, the U.K.-based SMS Machine Automation was announced as the first U.K.-based “value provider” technical distributor for ABB motion control products. The range includes servo motors, servo drives, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that include all types of motors, including less than 5 HP power range.
    • In January 2020, WEG joined a Business Mission to India. WEG started a project to install a new low voltage electric motor plant in Hosur, India. With investments of approximately US$ 20 Mn, the factory will have 13,000 square meters of manufacturing facilities and production capacity of about 250,000 electric motors per year, in power ratings up to 355kW.
    • In 2020, Maxon collaborated with drone startup Flybotix to develop performance-optimized brushless DC motors for a new kind of inspection drone that can run by low power motor also. Maxon is making inroads into the new UAV market, where the reliability and quality of components are becoming important.
  • In the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market report, we have discussed individual strategies, followed by company profiles of providers of electronically commutated motors (<5HP). The ‘Competition Landscape’ section has been included in the report to provide readers with a dashboard view and company market share analysis of key players operating in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market.

Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market – Scope of the Report

A new study on the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market has been published by Transparency Market Research (TMR). It presents a wealth of information on key market dynamics, including drivers, market trends, and challenges, as well as the structure of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market across the globe. TMR’s study offers valuable information about the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market to illustrate how the market would grow during the forecast period, 2021–2031.

Key indicators of market growth, which include value chain as well as supply chain analyses and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), are elucidated in TMR’s study in a comprehensive manner. This data can help readers interpret quantitative growth aspects of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market during the forecast period.

An extensive analysis of business strategies of leading market players is also featured in TMR’s study on the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market. This can help readers understand principal factors to foresee growth in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market. In this study, readers can also find specific data on the qualitative and quantitative growth avenues for the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market, which is expected to guide market players in making apt decisions in the future.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market Study

  • What are the key factors influencing the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market in each region?
  • What will be the CAGR of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market between 2021 and 2031?
  • What is the future scope and current trends in terms of motor type and power of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market?
  • What is the revenue of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market based on the respective segments?
  • Which are the key strategies used by top players in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market?
  • Which are the leading companies in the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market?

Research Methodology – Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market

A unique research methodology has been utilized by TMR to conduct comprehensive research on the growth of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market and arrive at conclusions on the future growth prospects of the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts warrant the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary sources referred to by analysts during the production of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market report include statistics from company annual reports, SEC filings, company websites, World Bank database, investor presentations, regulatory databases, government publications, and industry white papers. Analysts have also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, and market intelligence managers, who contributed to the production of TMR’s study on the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market as a primary source.

These primary and secondary sources provided exclusive information during interviews, which serves as a validation from electronically commutated motors (<5HP) industry leaders. Access to an extensive internal repository and external proprietary databases allows this report to address specific details and questions about the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market with accuracy. The study also uses the top-down approach to assess the numbers for each segment and the bottom-up approach to counter-validate them. This has helped in making TMR’s estimates on the future prospects of the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market more reliable and accurate.

Electronically Commutated Motors (<5HP) Market – Segmentation

TMR’s study on the global electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market includes information categorized into five sections ? motor type, product type, power, industry, and region. Changing industry trends and other crucial market dynamics associated with these sections of the electronically commutated motors (<5HP) market are discussed in detail.

Motor Type
  • Brushless DC Motors
  • Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) Motors
  • Servo Motors
Product Type
  • Constant Air Flow
  • Constant Torque
  • Constant Speed
Power
  • Below 1 HP
  • 1 HP – 2 HP
  • 2 HP – 3 HP
  • 3 HP – 4 HP
  • 4 HP – 5 HP
Industry
  • Consumer Electronics
  • HVAC - Residential
  • HVAC- Commercial
  • Automotive
  • Packaging
  • Material Handling
  • Industrial Machine (Robots and Others)
  • Others (Printing Machine, etc.)
Region
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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