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Orbitless Drives Inc.

Orbitless Drive is a platform ideal for electric motor and actuator applications for automotive, eBikes, EVs, Robots and HomeAutomation applications.
Mechanical gears are the biggest contributor to inefficiency and noise in electric geared motor applications. As motor speeds increase, gear whine becomes more noticeable. The Orbitless Drive platform is a new configuration of gears.
Through the relatively simple change of removing the ring gear in a planetary drive and replacing it with a second carrier, an Orbitless design effectively reduces losses, gear engagement and pitch velocity, resulting in a lower noise, higher efficiency gearhead, without sacrificing torque.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Orbitless is the first fundamental gear solution in generations with patents granted in U.S., China, and EU, and they have validated lower noise and higher efficiency results against highly-optimized COTS gearmotors.

📍 Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

⚙️ Product Stage

Functional Prototype

🏭 Industries

Cars  / Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Manufacturing

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

  • Two independent prototype customers for early validation and one paid pilot with Tier 1 automotive customer
  • Winner of GAMIC (Global Automotive Mobility Innovation Comp April 2019 for Electrification Category - SAE WCX)
  • Regional Winner Startup Canada, National Finalist - Export Award Nov 2018
  • TusStar Mobility Innovation trip to China - Special Invite - May 2019
  • Patents awarded in U.S., China, and Europe

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Robert Eisses


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