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Global Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Market Report - Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Outlook - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2028

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  • 256 Pages
  • March 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Blackridge Research & Consulting
  • ID: 5795960
  • The growing trend of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Increase in retrieval systems and automated storage in both warehouses and manufacturing facilities
  • Surges in demand for laboratory automation, heart pumps, respiratory ventilators, and other medical equipment's in the fight against the coronavirus
  • Rising demand for smaller machines lighter in weight and more energy efficient
  • Growing demand for automation in the industries through industry 4.0
  • Increasing government initiatives towards electric vehicles.
  • Energy efficiency standards and labeling programs
  • Economies undergoing urbanization and industrialization - South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, China, India
  • BLDC motors continue to gain popularity because of the numerous performance advantages in the end-user industries

Definition and Applications

Definition: Brushless direct current motors or Electronic Commutation motors, abbreviated as BLDC motors or EC motors, are three-phase current synchronous machines: The rotor moves synchronously with the AC voltage delivered to the windings, following a rotational magnetic field.

This motor is commonly referred to as brushless direct current motors since they replace direct current motors with brushes in numerous applications (brushed DC or commutator motors). The direct current voltage is applied in a brushed DC motor, generating a speed-independent alternating current employing a mechanical inverter in the motor - the brushes.

The high-energy permanent magnets provide high acceleration rates, combined with very high efficiency and speeds of up to 14,000 rpm. BLDC motors can also be employed in applications that need accurate positioning when combined with an encoder.

The BLDC motor delivers high performance comparable to a brushed DC motor when combined with an electronic drive controller that converts the fed-in direct current into an alternating current. BLDC motors are also referred to as EC (electronically commutated) motors to differentiate them from mechanically commutated motors with brushes.

Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is another commonly used term to describe BLDC Motors. A permanent magnet is used here to distinguish it from other synchronous motors that employ a field winding on the rotor, but the BLDC is always powered, whereas the BLDC motor remains permanently energized. In simple terms, the motor rotor generates a magnetic field through a permanent magnet even if the stator is not energized.

Frameless brushless dc motors are ideal in medical appliances and the production of small tools and parts, as assemblies may be easily constructed and inserted directly into the equipment or device. In addition to being cost-effective, it is also conducive to regulating the weight of a finished motor.

Applications: DC motors are used in a wide range of applications such as in aerospace, medical, petroleum, oil drilling applications, industrial machinery, power tools, toys, laser printers, humanoid robots, industrial robots, electric wheelchairs, hard drives, air conditioners, refrigerators, electric fans, autonomous vehicles, an actuator for automobiles, and others.


  • Higher power density and efficiency than induction motors (approx. 35% volume and weight reduction with the same output)
  • Precision ball bearings provide long service life and silent operation
  • Because of the linear torque curve, there is a wide speed range with full motor output and reduced electrical interference emission
  • Brushless DC motors provide excellent heat dissipation than brushed DC motors since the windings are usually situated outside the rotor
  • Lower operating temperatures can assist extend the motors' life and duty cycle
  • Mechanically interchangeable with stepper motors, resulting in lower construction costs and a greater choice of parts
  • Brushless DC motors do not use brushes, and they do not require brush maintenance


  • Economic changes in global markets
  • Pricing pressures resulting from competition
  • New players are making their presence in the market
  • Disruption in the global supply chain
  • Global microchip shortage affecting the automotive industry

Recent Trends & Developments:

  • On March 7, 2020, Allied motion technologies Inc acquired Dynamic Controls Group ("Dynamic Controls"), a market-leading manufacturer and designer of equipment for the medical mobility and rehabilitation markets
  • The Perseverance rover that landed on Mars on February 18, 2021, was equipped with ten Maxon's brushless DC motors, while some were installed in the robotic arm to move samples from station to station and others to be used when sealing and depositing the sample containers
  • On August 23, 2021, Johnson Electric launched the smart braking electric brake booster BLDC motor that shortens emergency braking distances. The motor is being mass-produced and installed in North America's best-selling EVs.


  • Growing adoption of Electric vehicles (especially electric cars): Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Japan), Europe, and North America
  • Brushless DC Gearmotor technology for medical mobility equipment.
  • Miniaturization of brushless DC motor without a sensor
  • Robotics - Industry 4.0. - Some of the countries for growth are Japan, Germany, Switzerland, China, and South Korea
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) - Logistics, Medical Industry, Automotive, and Aeronautical industry
Publisher's Global Brushless DC Motors market report provides insights into the current global and regional Global market demand scenario and its outlook.

This study offers a detailed analysis of various factors instrumental in affecting the Global Brushless DC Motors market's growth. In addition, the study also comprehensively analyses the market based on product type (internal rotor brushless DC motor and external rotor brushless DC motor), the power range (0.75 to 300kW, 150 to 1500kW, and 720 to 6500kW), and the geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the world).

This report also includes the latest market trends, drivers and restraints, present and future opportunities, new projects, the global impact of Covid-19 on the Global Brushless DC Motors market, and significant developments.

Further, the report will also provide Global Brushless DC Motors market size, demand forecast, and key competitors in the market.

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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary2. Research Scope and Methodology
3. Market Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1. Drivers
3.2.2 Restraints
3.3 Market Trends & Developments
3.4 Analysis of Covid-19 Impact
3.5 Market Opportunities
3.6 Installed Capacity and Forecast
4. Industry Analysis
4.1 Supply Chain Analysis
4.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. Market Segmentation & Forecast
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Internal rotor brushless DC motor
5.1.2 External rotor brushless DC motor
5.2 By Power Range
5.2.1. 0.75 to 300 kW
5.2.2. 150 to 1500 kW
5.2.3. 720 to 6500 kW
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1 North America
6.2 Europe
6.3 Asia-Pacific
6.4 Rest of the World
7. Key Company Profiles
7.1 Allied Motion Technologies
7.2 Johnson electric
7.3 Nidec motor Corporation
7.4 Maxon Motor AG
7.5 Faulhaber Group
7.6 Ebm-papst Group
7.7 ElectroCraft, Inc.
7.8 Buhler Motor GmbH
7.9 Moog Inc.
7.10 Nanotec Electronic U.S. Inc.
7.11 Other Notable Players
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 List of Notable Players in the Market
8.2 M&A, JV, and Agreements
8.3 Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies of Key Players
9. Conclusions and RecommendationsList of Tables & FiguresAbbreviationsAdditional NotesDisclaimer

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Nidec Corporation
  • AMETEK.Inc.
  • Siemens AG
  • Oriental Motor Co. Ltd.
  • Johnson Electric Holdings Limited
  • Minebea Mitsumi Inc.
  • Allied Motion Technologies Inc.
  • Moog Inc.
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Faulhaber Group.