Company’s Revolutionary Motor Technology Continues to Develop for Excellence Despite Being a Critical Component of Premium LG Washing Machines for Over Two Decades
LG Electronics (LG) announced that its Inverter Direct DriveTM (DDTM) motor manufacturing has surpassed 100 million units. LG’s distinctive motor technology is a fundamental contributor to the laundry solutions’ robust, dependable performance and continuous global appeal.
The firm manufactured, on average, around 12,000 Inverter DD motors every day between 1998 and the end of 2022. LG’s Inverter DD motor links directly to the washing drum, an innovation that makes LG washing machines more durable and significantly decreases operating noise and energy consumption.
Throughout four generations, LG has consistently improved the technology and performance capabilities of the Inverter DD motor to give better customer value. The business possesses more than 240 Inverter DD motor-related patents in Korea and abroad. In 2019, the Inverter DD motor was enhanced using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The AI DD motor found in LG’s premium washing machines and dryers uses deep learning technology to recognize the weight of each load and the kind of materials being cleaned. It then determines the ideal mix of drum movements from the company’s 6 Motion technology, which permits six distinct drum movements, to care for and clean the user’s clothes.
LG introduced its sophisticated Inverter DD motor to their dryers for the first-time last year. Similar to the company’s washing machines, LG dryers have 6 Motion (Tumble, Swing, Rolling, Stepping, Scrubbing, and Filtering) technology to enhance drying performance and reduce fabric damage. LG’s inverter motor technology – especially the AI DD – was the first home appliance technology to get Deep Learning AI Verification from UL, a major safety science corporation (Underwriters Laboratories).
“The number of Inverter DD motors produced points to the excellence of the motor technology LG has developed for its premium laundry solutions,” said Kim Yang-sun, head of the Component Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to create highly efficient core components that boost the performance and reliability of our products while also reducing carbon emissions during operation.”