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SmartDrive™ Technology

Our first significant leap of innovation was in washing machines. Our engineers had developed knowledge of electronic drive systems when the company designed flexible manufacturing equipment for our assembly lines. It occurred to us that we could apply that knowledge to driving appliances and so the Brushless Direct Current Motor was invented for washing machines. This allowed the development of the revolutionary Smart Drive™ technology, which is the platform for all of our washing machine ranges.

SmartDrive™ Motor
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What is SmartDrive™?

It takes a lot of brainpower to make things really simple. That, in a sentence, is the essence of SmartDrive™. Traditional washing machines are made up of many moving parts. Their complexity also means there's a lot that can go wrong with them. Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive™ machines are made of just three main parts: a small computer, a flexible agitator, and a simple direct-drive motor. This means washing machines that can sense each load, use less water and run with less moving parts.