Software Motor Company Takes Gold for Commercial Controls In The ACHR NEWS 2018 Dealer Design Awards

Smart Motor System Features an IoT Controller That Enables Remote Monitoring and Management, and Predictive Analytics
Software Motor Company Takes Gold for Commercial Controls In The ACHR NEWS 2018 Dealer Design Awards

Software Motor Company (SMC) announced today that its Smart Motor System won the Gold in Commercial Controls in this year’s Dealer Design Awards by The ACHR NEWS.

SMC is revolutionizing the electric motor industry with the world’s first intelligent, efficient, and reliable motor—the LED of Motors. The Smart Motor System features a super premium efficiency, high-rotor-pole switched reluctance motor, variable speed drive, and IoT controller. The system’s intelligent control software can optimize system savings and performance while providing real-time data for scheduling, service and maintenance alerts. In HVAC and refrigeration unit retrofits, the systems reduce motor power use between 20 – 50 percent.

“HVACR contractors are strategic partners and having them award SMC with the Gold in Commercial Controls validates our motors’ unique value proposition,” said Ryan Morris, the company’s Executive Chairman. “Contractors that sell and install our systems gain competitive advantages from day one. The reduced motor energy, maintenance and downtime costs increase customer satisfaction and retention. They get to provide customers with a value-added service of being able to remotely program, monitor and manage motor systems through an online dashboard. Having real-time system visibility also improves their field productivity.”

SMC was founded in Silicon Valley to bring intelligence to electric motors, which consume over 45 percent of global electricity. The SMC Smart Motor System is cloud-based and securely networked. The motors can be fully programmed by any connected device. They interconnect and communicate with building (BMS) and energy management systems (EMS) via the SMC IoT motor supervisor and standard control protocols. The predictive maintenance capabilities and actionable data provided improve the performance of HVACR systems and overall building systems.

“The market response to this product has been overwhelmingly positive. The motor efficiency, robust design, and key performance improvements are welcomed. Contractors and end-user customers appreciate our cloud-based management and monitoring software to get insights and data that improves predictive analytics,” said Paul Wickberg, SMC’s EVP of Sales. “They are also amazed that our motors fine-tune themselves to the exact load needed and that performance can be optimized by remotely loading operating system updates. This means customers can always have the most efficient motor at any given time.”

In addition to this award, SMC has won awards from the National Science Foundation, Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator, and the CleanTech Open. Energy CIO Insights recently featured SMC as one of this year’s Top 10 Smart Energy Solution Providers.

About Software Motor Company

Software Motor Company (SMC) was founded in Silicon Valley to bring intelligence to electric motors, which consume over 45 percent of global electricity.  SMC’s Smart Switched Reluctance Motor (SSRM) combines patented hardware and software control with modern IoT technologies to enable the most efficient, reliable, and intelligent motors on the market. The motors are easy-to-retrofit and integrate with new and legacy HVAC, refrigeration, and pumping systems as well as industrial applications. SMC motors deliver energy savings of 20 to 50 percent compared to NEMA Premium Efficiency motors while providing full programmability and connectivity. Visit for more information.


Lori Sinsley

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