You can be sure of our promise of success
Our focus makes us your ideal partner: we concentrate on electric drive technology and power electronics and have the resulting expertise. We excel at meeting the specific challenges of your market with our tailor-made quality solutions.
Specific applications for the automotive and transportation industries
- Motor sports
- Buses and trucks
- Off-highway vehicles
- Ships and boats
- Passenger cars
- Light rail
We accompany you every step of the way: from pre-development to the series production of the latest generation of electric drive systems.
Main and auxiliary drives for electric, hybrid, or fuel-cell vehicles require a high degree of system know-how and mature technology. This is where Drivetek comes in: we can help you throughout the entire process, from the design stage with the associated drive cycle simulations all the way through to component development and testing on our own test benches. We know how to control energy: from energy storage, via converter and drive, right down to the wheel of the vehicle.
Electromechanical actuators represent another main pillar in this demanding market. Our technology is used in steering aids, brake and clutch actuators and throttle valve actuators.
Sophisticated multi-level inverter technology (MLI) completes our specialties in the field of power electronics. This makes it possible to control motors and generators at very high speeds. MLI was designed for fuel-cell air compressors, electric turbochargers and highly efficient high-speed motors such as refrigeration compressors.
Productive and efficient industry drive systems
- Drive systems for elevators
- Active harmonic filters
- Active front ends
- Engineering of complete plants
- Replacement of pneumatic and hydraulic drives
Cost pressure and competition are diametrically opposed in industrial applications. Plants and machines should be faster, more reliable and more economical. At the same time, they are increasingly required to stand out in terms of functionality and performance.
When standard control and drive solutions no longer meet these requirements, Drivetek develops tailor-made solutions: new products that impress both customers and competitors with their high performance, compactness, and functionality.
Electrified solutions for aerospace
- Electrical and hybrid aircraft
- VTOL – vertical take-off and landing vehicles
- Transition road/air vehicles
- Power electronics and drives for satellites
Profiled expertise and precise compliance with a structured approach make us your ideal partner for the development of highly specialized drives for the aerospace industry.
For experimental and commercial aviation, Drivetek conscientiously develops drives and systems solutions at the limits of what is conceivable. Back in the early 2000s, we developed the electric drive of the Antares glider and a hybrid e-booster for the launch phase of an ultralight airplane. Today, we are engaged in the electrification of hybrid and electric drives for flight applications, such as the Terrafugia TRANSITION roadable aircraft. Together with our customers, we are setting new performance standards for inverter compactness and the highest power-to-weight ratio.
Benefit from our comprehensive systems analysis and expertise in this specific area!
Technology for the energy transition
- Grid-tied or island-mode inverter applications
- Permanent magnet generators
- DC/DC converters
Energy is a precious resource! Drivetek technology is applied specifically to save energy thanks to higher efficiency or to exploit renewable energy resources.
The technological basis for this is provided by highly efficient, variable-speed permanent magnet generators, low-loss converter topologies as well as inverters for grid-tied or island-mode power generation. The variable-speed technology significantly improves the partial load efficiency of wind and hydro power.
Drivetek technology makes the use of energy sources economical. We develop cost-effective components thanks to synergies with solutions from automotive or industrial technologies.
Drivetek has an enormous wealth of experience in combined heat and power units (CHP). We consistently apply this knowledge in small gas turbines applications and fuel cell CHP plants.