Siemens > World climb record for the electric motor at the altitude of 3,000 meters

Germany, Munich – World air sports federation FAI confirm the world record in just 4 min 22 sec

 

 

 

Walter Extra broke the previous record – set by the American pilot William M. Yates in 2013 – by one minute and 10 seconds. Frank Anton (right), who heads eAircraft within the next47 startup unit, congratulates pilot Walter Extra, who broke the world record in ascent.

Extra 330LE electric plane sets world record

The Extra 330LE aerobatic aircraft powered by a drive system from Siemens set a new world record for time to climb. At the Dinslaken Schwarze Heide airfield in Germany, the electric-powered plane reached an altitude of 3,000 meters in just four minutes and 22 seconds – a climb velocity of 11.5 meters per second. The time set by pilot Walter Extra was 1 minute 10 seconds faster than the previous world record set by U.S. pilot William M. Yates in 2013. The world air sports federation, Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), has officially recognized the record flight in the category “Electric-powered planes less than 1,000 kilograms.”

 

 

 

Walter Extra broke the previous record – set by the American pilot William M. Yates in 2013 – by one minute and 10 seconds.

Just 50 kilograms to supply a constant electric output of around 260 kilowatts

The new drive system from Siemens completed its first flight only in June 2016. The handy electric aircraft motor was already a world-record-holder for power-to-weight ratio even then. Weighing just 50 kilograms, it supplies a constant electric output of around 260 kilowatts, or five times as much as comparable drives.
“This is another milestone on the path to the electrification of air travel,” says Frank Anton, head of eAircraft in Siemens’ venturing unit next47. “This amazing performance was possible only with digital technologies, which enabled us to optimize our drive train to its technical limit.”

 

 

 

For the first time ever, a plane in the certification category CS23 flies with Permit-to-Fly purely electric. The plane is powered by a 260 kilowatt Siemens motor that weighs a mere 50 kilogramm – a record-setting power-to-weight ratio.

1,000 kilograms for the Extra 330LE, acrobatic plane

The Extra 330LE, weighing around 1,000 kilograms, is the trial unit for the new drive – as an aerobatic plane it’s perfectly suited to taking the components to their limits, and testing and refining them. Following an agreement in April 2016, Siemens and Airbus are cooperating to apply this technology to electric-powered flight. Electric drives are scalable, and Siemens and Airbus intend to develop hybrid electric regional aircraft based on the record-breaking motor. “By 2030, we expect to see the first electric-powered planes carrying up to 100 passengers with a range of around 1,000 kilometers,” says Anton. Siemens is determined to establish hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aircraft as a future area of business.

 

 

 

Thanks to its tube-cage construction, the Extra 330LE’s key components, such as the motor, inverter and batteries, can be easily and flexibly installed.

Info about Siemens:

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide.

 

 

More info about:
http://www.siemens.com

 

 

Previous Schunk > Clamping force blocks with maximum flexibility and efficiency
Next SKF > Grease cuts false brinelling damage in half

You might also like

> ifm – IO Link display with flexible adaptation also during operation

  More plant transparency and service information on site Four measured values / text displays and four message windows for free text. Colour change for text and background. Flexible adaptation

Weh > Fast and easy pressure testing of tubes

      Fast & Easy Pressure Testing of Tubes – Sealing external diameters Wherever straight tubes and bores have to be leak, pressure or vacuum tested, WEH® Connectors are

Schaltbau > Platform product for the modern suburban trains

      Platform product for modern suburban trains The driver of the brand new commuter train of Gdansk has everything under control. Since the Schaltbau master controller can also

Penn Engineering > PEM® self-clinching flush-head studs integrating unique X-Press threads

  Reduced time assembly and promoted high retention force New PEM® self-clinching flush-head studs integrating unique X-Press™ threads enable quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie products, or other

Danfoss > Next generations of high efficient commercial air conditioners and chillers

    High efficiency components and controls for air conditioning At the 2017 Acrex Expo, Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and

Nord Drivesystems > Industrial gear units with extruder flanges

      Extruder flanges optimized for heavy duty operation As an all-new supplement to the modular industrial gear range, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS now provides extruder flanges optimized for heavy duty

Haimer > Safe Lock, the pull out protection for the shank tools

    Tool holding with high performance machining  Safe-Lock™ – The pull out protection for the shank tools. High performance machining (HPM) of difficult to machine materials places enormous demands on tool

Balance Systems > Equipment and industrial machines controlling and balancing of rotating parts of medium and small sizes

Balance Systems S.r.l., since its establishment in 1975 has been designing, manufacturing and servicing equipment and industrial machines that helps industries to increase productivity, improve the quality of the production, control and

Euchner > Transponder coded safety switch CEM-AR-C40

  Transponder coded safety switch CEM-AR-C40 Euchner is expanding its range of transponder-coded safety switches by a version with solenoid and integrated evaluation electronics. The new CEM-C40 is used in