EXEDY’s products and technologies highly
regarded the world over where many
automobile manufacturers select them to be
used as OE parts in their vehicles.
Product Development for the Future
Direct Drive iSG for HEV
As part of our company’s electric technology, we are independently developing an iSG (integrated Starter Generator) that directly drives the engine without using a belt. Generally, starter generators used for power generation and driving installed in commercial vehicles, are belt-driven. However, our company’s “Direct Drive iSG for HEV” is a starter generator installed around the torque converter or clutch, and therefore connects directly to the engine without the use of a belt. With this product we aim to improve fuel economy by reducing friction loss, achieve a cost reduction and save space by integrating and eliminating parts.
We are currently developing an electric drive unit that can be used for a variety of low-speed mobility applications. As a first example of its application, we have developed a unit that can be retrofitted to pallet trucks, which are used for on-site logistics. All the operator has to do is push a button on the handle and pull, and the unit will automatically assist the pulling force. With this product we aim to reduce the burden on the operator and increase safety and security in transportation work. In addition to pallet trucks, we will develop a wide range of applications to contribute to society.
Examples of application: Pallet jack, cargo trolley, wheelchair, etc.
Motor for Assistive Mobility Devices
As we work toward a more convenient and prosperous society, we are developing a motor that can be used in a variety of mobility applications, such as assistive devices for mobility of people and transportation of goods.
By adopting an outer rotor type, the direct drive motor achieves high torque and high output at low speeds despite being compact in size. The application of this motor can contribute to the downsizing of various assistive mobility products.
Examples of application: Assisted / personal mobility, drones, small AGVs, elevators, electrically power assisted trolleys, agricultural equipment, Drones, etc.
Small Wind Power Generator
To contribute to a decarbonized society, we are jointly developing a compact, quiet, and high power generating wind generator with Riamwind Co. Ltd. (a Kyushu University start-up), using the fluid analysis technology of the torque converter and the lens effect of the diffuser. Turning our attention on using exhaust wind, we installed a prototype and confirmed that it is capable of generating electricity. By using exhaust air, it is possible to generate power at a high rate, while making effective use of energy that would otherwise be wasted.
Examples of application: Exhaust fans, blowers, etc.