Traditional winch motors superseded by PMW design
29 November 2016
Vehicle-mounted winches have traditionally used brushed motors that are heavy and inefficient, and typically unable to operate continuously for more than a few minutes before overheating.
Addressing this issue, Printed Motor Works has developed a new motor which, paired with a suitable electronic controller, offers improved performance. The brushless motor has a much greater efficiency and so produces less heat, enabling a much better duty cycle. The motor and controller will be considerably smaller and about half the weight of traditional winch motors.
The motor is also suitable for larger winch systems, as it has lower installation costs and lower overall power consumption than hydraulic systems, as well as taking up much less space.