Linear Labs is developing a new class of electric motor and generators that create more power while using less energy.The Linear Labs HET for micro mobility OEMs provides the highest and most efficient torque delivery in the smallest package.
Linear Labs was founded in 2014 in Texas by Brad and Fred Hunstable. Brad Hunstable is former CEO and Founder of Ustream, a pioneering live-video streaming service that sold to IBM in 2016 for $150 million. Fred Hunstable is an expert in electrical engineering and nuclear power, who led Ebasco and Walker Engineering’s efforts in designing, upgrading and completing electrical infrastructure, environmental and enterprise projects as well as safety and commercial grade evaluation programs.
Brad and Fred Hunstable invented the HET while working to design a device capable of pumping clean water and providing power for small communities in underdeveloped regions of the world. Numerous discoveries morphed into a revolutionary new electric motor.
Linear Labs has a diverse range of products now in development, with the HET being the first motor of its kind to enter the marketplace. The HET is an entirely new class of motor using multiple rotors in ways never before devised that have the ability to adapt to conditions while in motion. Compared to the top permanent-magnet motor on the market, it produces two times the torque density, three times the power density, two times the output per given motor size, and a minimum 10 percent more range
The HET is ideally designed for mobility applications to include electric vehicles, offering unprecedented levels of torque that remove the need for a gearbox, reducing manufacturers’ production costs and increasing efficiency throughout the speed range. Linear Labs currently has 50 filed patents, 21 of which are issued with 29 patents pending.
“The holy grail in electric motors has always been high torque and no gearbox, and the HET achieves both in a smaller, lighter and more efficient package that is more powerful than traditional motors,” said Fred Hunstable, CTO of Linear Labs.
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Linear Labs has made recent additions to its leadership team including President John Curry, coming from KLA-Tencor and NanoPhotonics, and Vice President Jon Hurry, who brings expertise as a technical representative for both Tesla and Faraday Future and has 25 years of automotive experience.