LG’s Inverter Direct Drive Motor Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Units Produced

A Key Component of Premium LG Washing Machines for More Than Two Decades,
Company’s Innovative Motor Technology Continues to Evolve for Excellence

SEOUL, March 10, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) announces that the production of its Inverter Direct Drive™ (DD™) motor has exceeded 100 million units. The company’s differentiated motor technology is a major factor in the strong, reliable performance and continuing global popularity of LG’s industry-leading laundry solutions.

From 1998 to the end of 2022, the company produced, on average, over 12,000 Inverter DD motors per day. LG’s Inverter DD motor connects directly to the washing drum, an innovation that helps make LG washing machines more durable and dramatically reduces noise and energy consumption during operation.

LG has refined the Inverter DD motor over four generations, continuously improving the technology and its performance capabilities to deliver greater customer value. The company holds over 240 Inverter DD motor related technology patents in Korea and internationally. In 2019, the company applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Inverter DD motor to further enhance its efficiency and effectiveness. Used in LG’s premium washing machines and dryers, the AI DD motor leverages 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 (Tumble, Swing, Rolling, Stepping, Scrubbing and Filtration) technology to boost drying performance and minimize fabric damage. 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.

AEG washing machine

AEG completely renews the washing and drying ranges. Redesigned in terms of design, technologies and connectivity, the new washing machines, washer-dryers and dryers received the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards for the functional and aesthetic quality achieved. Four series, distinguished by their main characteristics. The new models equipped with connection, on the market from April 2023, are in fact designed to be able to learn from the user’s habits and offer a personalized experience at each wash thanks to the My AEG Care app .

Implemented with new functions and improved in terms of information, the application sends ad hoc notifications that can be viewed on the display of the appliances: if the suggestion is accepted, the machine downloads and incorporates the new settings, to adapt to everyone’s needs. Plus, by pairing the My AEG Care app with Google , just use your voice to adjust the temperature, turn on, pause or turn off. Not only. pressing the SyncDry button on the dryer, the latter and the washing machine are automatically connected to each other. Once the washing program has been selected, the special function establishes the most suitable drying cycle based on the weight of the washing machine load, setting the execution timer. Finally, for maximum customization, it is possible to save up to three favorite programs directly on the control panel, so as to always have them at hand.

Samsung new washing machine and tumble dryer

Samsung Launches Most Energy Efficient 11KG AI Bespoke Washing Machine and 9KG Tumble Dryer in the UK

The UK’s most energy-efficient 11KG washing machine and 9KG tumble dryer by Samsung

London, UK – 7th February 2023 – Today, Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. is proud to launch the most energy efficient 11kg AI Washing Machine and Premium 9kg Tumble Dryeravailable in the UK. When combined and used together, you can save over £1,500 on your energy bills across five years

The new Bespoke AI Washing Machine comes with an A rated energy efficiency rating – and is the most energy efficient 11KG washing machine on the market. Featuring SpaceMax™ Technology, the new Bespoke AI Washing Machine can fit a bigger sized drum into a standard 600mm depth cabinet, allowing for greater wash loads of up to 11KG – ideal for busy households. Whilst the new Bespoke AI 9kg Premium Tumble Dryer comes with an A+++ energy efficiency rating for tumble dryers – and is the most energy efficient Tumble dryer on the market

What’s more, when you combine and use the A rated Samsung Washing Machine and A+++ Tumble Dryer, you can save over £1,500 on your energy bills over five years Both also feature AI Energy Mode with SmartThings, a power-saving feature that helps to cut costs and make life smoother at every turn. It includes diverse features, such as AI ecobubble, which detects the type of fabric and optimises the volume of bubbles, washing time, temperature, and spin speed.

The Bespoke AI Washing Machine and Premium Tumble Dryer come with a five-year warranty on parts and labour when purchased from selected retailers. They also come with a 20-year warranty on the digital inverter motor, Samsung’s most comprehensive warranty to date, as part of the company’s commitment to reducing waste and promoting energy efficiency

Samsung Launches Most Energy Efficient 11KG AI Bespoke Washing Machine and 9KG Tumble Dryer in the UK

These new products can fit into a standard 600mm depth cabinet, ideal for Laundry rooms, side by side or vertical with a Samsung stacking kit.

Net Dimension (WxHxD)
600 x 850 x 600 mm

LG to Unveil New Minimalist-Design Appliances at CES 2023Open share list

LG Electronics (LG) is set to introduce a new line of minimalist-design appliances, including a washer and dryer, at CES 2023. Taking a ‘back to basics’ approach, the new range focuses on the essence of each appliance, removing all unnecessary design elements to deliver a timeless, minimalist aesthetic. The distinctive, durable products also reflect LG’s strong commitment to sustainability, featuring recycled materials inside and out and requiring fewer parts and less energy to make than conventional appliances.

Refreshingly unadorned, LG’s minimalist appliances match with any kind of décor, color scheme or interior trend. The lineup’s achromatic color palette and lack of decorative embellishment offers a modern yet classic look that allows the products to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. In addition to a clean, simple design language, LG’s appliances boast an elegantly clear control experience that users will find effortlessly easy to get to grips with.

Aligned with LG’s goal to continuously reduce environmental impact across all areas of operations, the stylish, new products have been designed with sustainability in mind. By lowering the number of components and printed elements used, LG’s minimalist-design appliances take less time, use fewer resources and require less energy to manufacture. Each model in the new range also features internal and external parts – and ships in packaging – made from recyclable materials.

The new range, which includes a refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, oven range and dishwasher, is also a part of LG’s innovative upgradable appliance lineup, meaning users can add new features to the products via the Upgrade Center in the LG ThinQ™ app.

“Sustainable, stylish and simple to use, our minimalist-design appliances deliver new customer value,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to provide advanced, thoughtfully-designed solutions incorporating our innovative technologies and reflecting our commitment to environmental responsibility.”

Visitors to LG’s booth (#15501, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas) at CES 2023 from January 5-8 can experience all of the company’s latest innovations, including the new minimalist-design appliance lineup

Miele heat-pump dryer

Miele heat-pump dryer save more than € 1,200* in energy costs over ten years

Hanging laundry out to dry in a heated room is not a good idea in winter – and not sustainable, either. After all, evaporating the moisture in laundry results not only in mould indoors but also in increased heating costs. Removing moisture from laundry followed by the need for airing rooms requires additional energy input. A proven and, on balance, more climate-friendly alternative during the cold season is an energy-efficient heat-pump dryer which not only uses energy sparingly but is also fast and convenient and leaves laundry soft and bouncy.

Drying laundry involves evaporating moisture, a process which requires a lot of energy. A heat-pump tumble dryer therefore represents a milestone in the quest for sustainability in laundry care as this approach recuperates the energy from the moist, warm drying air of the laundry in the drum and reintroduces it to the process via a heat pump. This, in turn, significantly reduces the energy needed to heat up more air. As a result, top Miele models equipped with a heat pump today overshoot the A+++ rating for energy efficiency by a margin of 10%, whilst conventional condenser and vented dryers only achieve, at best, a B rating. Consequently, a highly efficient heat-pump dryer from Miele cuts energy costs over a 10-year period by more than € 1,200* – compared with Miele condenser dryers without a heat pump. For this reason, these less efficient versions were entirely removed from the programme range last year.

And, what’s more, Germany’s consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest has confirmed once again that Miele dryers are particularly energy-efficient. The Miele TEF 775 WP was the sole winner in the September 2022 issue of their ‘test’ magazine, saving up to € 174** in electricity costs over ten years. The other Miele models in the test were also the only ones to be awarded a ‘Very good’ (1.5) for their environmental properties. Moreover, the Miele dryers were the only models tested to achieve an A rating for condensation efficiency, with more than 90% of the water evaporated being recaptured. This means that heat-pump dryers from Miele are particularly tightly sealed and therefore release only extremely small amounts of moisture into the room and hence very effectively avoid problems with mould over their long life cycle.

But it is not only energy efficiency which ensures sustainability: the use of materials which go easy on resources and a long life cycle are also important contributing factors. A significant contribution to this is made by the floor module, which was developed from scratch and whose plastic is enriched with nitrogen in an innovative manufacturing process. This saves 30 percent of material – while at the same time improving stability. In addition, the climate-friendly refrigerant R290 is used. Both the new base module and R290 are also used in almost all Miele dryer models.

As the only manufacturer in its line of business, Miele tests its dryers for a life cycle of 20 years. To test this life expectancy under representative, real-life conditions, Miele performs a battery of challenging and strenuous endurance tests to simulate 5 cycles per week or a total of 5000 programme cycles.

‘DryCare 40’ gently dries even delicate fabrics

The DryCare 40 option ensures that all items of clothing washable at 40°C can be tumble-dried without the least worry – even if textiles are not approved for machine drying according to the wash-care label. This is facilitated by reducing the air temperature during the drying process to ensure that delicate fabrics are dried so gently that damage can reliably be ruled out. DryCare 40 can be selected in a whole series of programmes such as Cottons, Minimum Iron and Shirts. This subjects fibres to no more strain than necessary and guarantees that garments keep their shape and remain soft to the touch.

Further convenience is offered by the SilenceDrum, which is only available from Miele: Buttons and zips are known to be a source of annoying noises. Thanks to a special design in which the drum is partially lined on the outside with insulating felt strips, such noises are noticeably reduced by the SilenceDrum.

Unnecessary washing can be avoided by the PowerFresh feature. Garments which, for example, have been sitting around in a cupboard for a long time can be freshened up to remove any odours they may have absorbed. This approach involves the inclusion of a moisturising phase before drying commences. Steam makes for better heat transfer to the load, thereby releasing and removing odour molecules more efficiently. The PowerFresh extra unfolds its full potential in combination with the DryFresh flacon, which additionally neutralises odours and leaves behind an unobtrusive, fresh fragrance.

*Consumption according to energy label: TDA150 C: 494 kWh/year, TWF760 WP: 161 kWh/year, TCA230 WP: 208 kWh/year. / Energy costs for the next 10 years calculated with an average price of 43 cent per kWh: TDA150 C: 2.124,20 €, TWF760 WP: 1.431,90 €, TCA230 WP: 1.229,80 €.

Laundry… global market growth continues

According to the Business Research company, the global household laundry equipment market size is expected to grow from $101.43 billion (€96.76bn) in 2021 to $110.84 billion (€105.74bn) in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3%.
The growth in the market is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The household laundry market is expected to reach $150.93 billion (€143.94bn) in 2026 at a CAGR of 8.0%.

Rapid urbanisation is expected to contribute to the growth of the household laundry equipment in the forecast period. Globally, the percentage of population living in urban areas is expected to increase from 56.2% in 2020 and reach 68% by 2050. The growth in the urban population coupled with the rise in disposable incomes and affordability among residents of cities will drive the demand for household laundry equipment.

Increasing demand for online on demand laundry services is expected to restrain the market for household laundry equipment in the forecast period. The on-demand laundry services market is expected to be aided by stable economic growth forecast in many developed and developing countries.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the global real GDP growth will be 3.7% over 2019 and 2020, and 3.6% from 2021 to 2023. Additionally, emerging markets are expected to continue to grow slightly faster than the developed markets in the forecast period. For instance, China is forecast to register GDP growth of 6.2% in 2019.

Stable economic growth, increasing internet penetration, and rising disposable income coupled with hectic lifestyle of individuals will lead to an increase in on demand laundry services, thereby limiting the growth of the market for household washing machines.

Household laundry equipment manufacturers are increasingly producing energy-efficient products to reduce carbon footprint and enable energy savings for the consumers. The rise of energy-efficient appliances can be attributed to the stringent government regulations on electric home appliances and advances in technology. Energy efficient appliances are designed to utilise minimum energy to complete the required task.Currently, over 80 countries have standards and labels for energy efficient appliances. For example, in the USA, ENERGY STAR certified washing machines use 25% less energy and 33% less water than a standard washing machine.

Major players in the household laundry equipment market are LG Electronics, Whirlpool Corporation, Haier Corporation, Electrolux AB, Panasonic Corporation, BSH Home Appliances Group, Haier Group Corporation, Miele, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, and General Electric Company.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the household laundry equipment market in 2021. Western Europe was the second-largest region in the household laundry equipment market. The regions covered in the household laundry equipment market are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

Smart washing machines: APAC has lion’s share
Asia-Pacific has the largest smart washing machine market share globally, accounting for a whopping 59% of the total in 2021. It was followed by Western Europe, and then the other regions. Going forward, the fastest-growing regions in the smart washing machines market will be Africa and the Middle East where growth will be at CAGRs of 14.8% and 10.8% respectively. These will be followed by South America and North America. global smart washing machine market size is expected grow from $14.87 billion (€14.9bn) in 2021 to $15.93 billion (€15.2bn) in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%.

The growth in the market is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The smart washing machine market is expected to reach $20.83 billion (€19.87bn) in 2026 at a CAGR of 6.9%.

Smart Washing Machine Market Trends Hinge On Adoption Of Advanced Technologies

Companies in the smart washing machines market are investing in Wi-Fi technology in order to increase processing speed.


Companies in the smart washing machines market are investing in voice-enabled washing machines for market growth.

Internet of Things

Companies in the washing machines market are investing in IoT technologies in washing machines to offer customized solutions. IoT-enabled devices are embedded with sensors, internet connectivity, and other hardware that allows communication via the web.Companies in the smart washing machines market are investing significantly in AI technology. AI can identify data types, find possible connections among datasets, and recognize knowledge using natural language processing. Users will be able to use their smartphones or voice assistants to control these AI powered washing machines.

The global smart washing machines market is highly fragmented, with a large number of players. The top ten competitors in the market made up to 38.6% of the total market in 2021. Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd. was the largest competitor with 9.36% share of the market, followed by LG Electronics, Whirlpool Corporation, AB Electrolux, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Arcelik A.S., Xiaomi Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Miele.

Haier introduces new, smarter tumble-dryers

Haier’s Series 5 Tumble Dryer promises “Professional results at home”, at the core of this range. Thanks to the power of Haier Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence enhanced by the hOn App, users will receive superior and customised performances never seen before.

The model can also be connected to the user’s smartphone for complete control. By downloading the hOn App, users can get full access to their tumble-dryer, from picking the right cycle and controlling its status, to receiving personalised notifications and suggestions for ad-hoc results. 

Haier Connectivity and the advances of artificial intelligence are at one’s fingertips for every need, the company claims.

For example, the Synchro Wash + Dry allows users to connect the tumble-dryer to a Haier washing machine, and automatically suggest the perfect drying program for one’s laundry.

The Tumble Dryer can also activate the Artificial Intelligence cycle, that automatically adapts

Asko hit top marks with dryer

“𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘚𝘒3𝘖”

We’re delighted that @GoodHousekeeping recently awarded our Logic Tumble Dryer a fantastic score of 93/100 as well as providing a glowing endorsement

Read more of their review here 👉 https://bit.ly/ASKOGoodHousekeeping