LG's Inverter DD Motor Production Reaches 100 Million Units

LG Electronics announced on Thursday that it has produced over 100 million units of its Inverter Direct Drive (DD) motor technology for its industry-leading laundry solutions. The company’s differentiated motor technology is a major factor in the strong, reliable performance and continuing global popularity of LG’s laundry products.

Since 1998, LG has produced over 12,000 Inverter DD motors per day, connecting directly to the washing drum to reduce noise and energy consumption during operation. The Inverter DD motor technology has been refined over four generations, continuously improving the technology and its performance capabilities to deliver greater customer value.

LG’s Inverter DD motor technology has become an essential component of the company’s premium laundry solutions. The company holds over 240 Inverter DD motor-related technology patents in Korea and internationally.

In 2019, LG applied artificial intelligence (AI) to the Inverter DD motor to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness. The AI DD motor uses deep learning technology to detect the weight of each load and the types of fabrics being washed. It then selects the optimal combination of drum movements from the company’s proprietary 6 Motion technology – which enables six discrete drum movements – to care and clean for users’ laundry.

Last year, LG brought its advanced Inverter DD motor to its dryers for the first time. Like the company’s washers, LG dryers also offer 6 Motion technology to boost drying performance and minimize fabric damage.

The Inverter DD motor technology has been recognized for its quality and innovation. LG’s inverter motor technology – specifically, the AI DD – became the first home appliance technology to earn Deep Learning AI Verification from global safety science company UL (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.”

LG’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, which honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

LG’s Inverter DD motor technology has become a hallmark of the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. With over 100 million units produced, LG’s laundry solutions have set a new standard for performance, reliability, and energy efficiency. As the company continues to develop new technologies and improve existing ones, it is poised to remain at the forefront of the home appliance industry for years to come.