Air-core motor creator Infinitim and U.S. miner Alliance Resource Partners’ (ARLP) Matrix Design Group have inked a deal to jointly develop and distribute high-efficiency and reliable motor and advanced motor controllers specifically for mining.
Under the agreement, Matrix will integrate Infinitum’s smaller, lighter motor technology into mining equipment of ARLP’s operating subsidiaries to provide performance validation in production environments for the jointly developed products.
In addition to supporting installations at ARLP operations, Matrix said it will offer the products to third-party mining customers globally.
“Infinitum’s patented motor technology will replace traditional, heavy iron-core motors with a motor system that is 50% smaller and lighter, uses 66% less copper, and consumes 10% less energy, and is expected to offer mining companies and equipment manufacturers a more efficient, reliable alternative,” ARLP and Matrix officials noted.
Added Infinitim founder and CEO Ben Schuler: “Working with ARLP and Matrix expands Infinitum’s ability to sustainably power heavy machinery with our lightweight, power-dense motors that use less energy, material and waste. We’re excited to join forces with a mining leader like ARLP to make a greater impact towards electrifying and decarbonizing heavy industry.”