E-Mobility and Industrial Drives - AAU Energy research group



The Drives traction Laboratory is used for fabrication and test of relative large drives, electrical machines and volume-wise bigger systems and have the infrastructure to handle traction drives for (H)EV.

Special equipment

  • +50 kW commercial and in house developed electrical machines and converters
  • Test bench with 100 kW bi-directional servo systems. Up to 1000 Nm torque transducers. 14000 rpm test machines.
  • Bi-directional DC supply 0-800 V +/- 500 A.
  • Linear test bench
  • Workshop lift
  • Access to modern workshop with huge experience in creating motor drives parts (motor laminations, windings, bus-bars, shafts, housings etc.)


The Drives Traction Laboratory is an important resource used in several corporations with research institutions and companies both national and international. The activities are widely spread in different application areas for the in house developed electrical machines (linear, rotary and magnetically geared) and converters. Applications areas are for instance (H)EV, wave energy, ventilation, conveyer belts, compressor, pumps etc.

The tests made in the laboratory are important when the system performance of the developed drives and the methods behind the designs are validated. A key performance parameter in many of the tests is the total system efficiency.


Pontoppidanstræde 107, Room 2.137
9220, Aalborg East

Drives Test Laboratory


The Drives Test Laboratory, located in PON 107, room 3.111, is dedicated to research and teaching activities in the field of electrical machines and their control. It supports (but not limited to) electrical machine parameter characterization, static and dynamic performance test; implementation, test and validation of advanced control technologies for different types of electrical machines.


  • A user-friendly interface for a quick and easy implementation of the designed controller for real-time test (dSPACE and/or DSP systems)
  • Advanced loading system that can support high dynamic load profiles (Siemens drive system)
  • Various accurate measurement equipment for electrical machine and drive system performance characterization


Motor & generator test at different steady state and dynamic conditions; new control technique implementation and drive performance test meeting different requirements. The test bench is very flexible – suitable for permanent magnet machine, synchronous reluctance machine and induction machine


Pontoppidanstraede 107, room 3.111
9220, Aalborg East