Productivity & Energy saving.


OSWALD exhibiting at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo

From 25-27 June 2019, OSWALD Elektromotoren GmbH was exhibiting at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo.

Thank you for visiting us !

SPS IPC DRIVES - smart and digital automation - Exhibition

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SPS IPC Drives 2018, November 27 - 29, 2018

Electric & hybrid marine - world expo

Thank you for visiting us at the "electric & hybrid marine" fair from 27 - 29 June 2018 in Amsterdam RAI / The Netherlands !

Article "Permanet magnet motors - These machines offer shipowners and operators the opportunit to lower operational costs by optimizing the fuel consumption of diesel engines"
in Electric and Hybrid Marine Technology International, April 2017, page 108


Technology Pioneers Johannes and Bernhard Oswald receive German Environmental Award

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) honors ... "the committed work by the family business OSWALD Elektromotoren toward the development of an especially energy-efficient electric motor for use in machines such as industrial crushers and presses, which has brought about a revolution in drive engineering.

The award, endowed with a financial prize of € 245,000,... will be presented on 29 October in Braunschweig by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier."

Original Text DBU

Environmental award winner Johannes (left) und Bernhard Oswald

Successful DNV approval for PM winch motors with Rolls-Royce Marine, Norway

End of 2014 the first motor TF62.120-16 was tested and approved in the OSWALD test stand by DNV-GL Maritime and witnessed by the project team from Rolls-Royce Marine, one of the leading companies for deck machinery and marine equipment. This water cooled PM motor with 725kW makes 23000Nm torque direct on the drive shaft, the permitted maximum speed is 425rpm. Within 2 days the Typetests were proceeded and the motor was signed with DNV number finally. After testing at OSWALD the motor was prepared for metallization and customised paint system. The motor was sent to Norway for performance tests with the inverter system.
The final project consists of three identical motors, final delivery was in summer 2015. Installation on board is planned for early 2016.

Successful approval with Bureau Veritas and project partners from The Netherlands for new type of fishing boat

In May 2015 we certified the 400kW PM motor, which runs the propeller directly in a new fishing boat. This low speed, high torque motor was tested and approved in the OSWALD test stand by Bureau Veritas. The testing was witnessed by the project team from the Netherlands: Ship designer, builder, owner, system integrator and drive manufacturer.

One day after the successful testings the PM motor was taken with a truck to the shipyard, northern to Amsterdam.

At the same day in the afternoon a crane place the 400kW PM motor into the boat hull. Since middle of June 2015 the fishing boat is in operation. The expected fuel consumption reduction was validated during first fishery trips. Visit for more informations on the project.



From left to right:

Tobias Röchner, Industrial mechanic

Benedikt Wöber, Industrial mechanic

Marco Rapp, Industrial mechanic

Larissa Wörner, Industrial administrative officer

Florian Leuner, Technical product designer

OSWALD wishes you a lot of success for the training!


Johannes Oswald had the idea to exchange the apprentices of OSWALD with those of other companies for a certain time.

After Fripa (Papierfabrik Albert Friedrich KG in Miltenberg) trained industrial mechanics for the first time in the apprenticeship year 2013/2014, the trainers decided to realise an apprentice exchange at the Berufswegekompass (training fair) in Bürgstadt. The action started with an excursion of all apprentices at Fripa. Afterwards, two apprentices of the paper factory came to the OSWALD production for three weeks in May. In this time, they worked in assembly, machining production and stator package production.

In July, the OSWALD apprentices in the second apprenticeship year worked at Fripa where they obtained a different insight into their occupational field. Here they mainly became familiar with repair and maintenance work.

Conclusion: This exchange was a very positive enrichment and expansion of the professional horizon for all those involved.

OSWALD is happy to repeat this action. 

OSWALD apprentices Andre Schäfer and Elias Trunk on the roof of the high bay warehouse and in front of the new drying cylinder of FRIPA: "It was optimal".

Energy change in the company

The current video shows the use of energy at Oswald Elektromotoren. 

More on the topic: Energy savings and electric motors

The Hannover Trade Fair 2013 in Retrospect

State Secretary for Economics and Technology Stefan Kapferer visited the OSWALD booth to learn about the state of the art in the development of superconducting motors.

Senior Chief Engineer and CEO Bernhard Oswald und Thomas Reis emphasised the enormous drive of the mid-sized company to produce and market high-power density superconducting motors for industrial applications with all the necessary speed and diligence. Aside from other motor types, the company currently also develops a 26,000 Nm torque superconducting motor. The latter development is supported by a BMWI grant [BMWI, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

Now as always, our development projects, including our developments in the superconductor technology, clearly show the focus of our company’s production programme on top-notch energy-efficient drive technologies. Resource preservation is a central issue in today’s technology, and our developments are rightfully considered a valuable contribution to energy preservation.


Secretary of State for Economics and Technology Stefan Kapferer (on the left in the photo) engages in a conversation with Bernhard Oswald, Senior Chief Engineer and CEO of OSWALD Elektromotoren

November 15, 2012 International Workshop on Superconductivity

From October 21 to 23, the international work­shop on superconducting electric motors took place inside the Löwenstein Castle in Klein­heubach (Bavaria, Germany). The OSWALD Company organized and chaired the event.

The scientists and engineers who participated in the workshop look at the super­conductor drive technology as the key to the prudent use of electrical energy. There are of course many other possible applications.