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Optically Pumped Magnetometers from QuSpin Guide Drones & Brain Imaging 

Optically pumped magnetometers have an edge over even some superconducting devices for precision magnetic field detection since they don’t need cryogenic cooling. QuSpin, a company focused on developing atomic devices, has come out with its second-generation sensor for integration into compact aerial and underwater drones. Meanwhile, Cerca Magnetics, a medtech startup is applying QuSpin’s OPM technology to open new capabilities in neurologic imaging. […]

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Specialty Motor Providers Allied Motion and ThinGap Merge 

Allied Motion Technologies, a manufacturer of precision and specialty controlled motion products, announced on May 9 that it plans to merge with ThinGap, a developer and manufacturer of zero cogging slotless motors such as its new motors for small satellites and cubesats. Their innovative design puts all the magnetics, which are the heaviest part of the motor, in the rotor to maximize inertia. […]

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Carraro Advances Electrification of Agricultural & Construction Machinery 

Devoted to thoughtful and innovative engineering, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer Carraro Group of Italy is bringing advancements in electrified mobility to workfields. It has developed a sophisticated cadre of hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems for powering off-road equipment without compromise compared to traditional internal combustion engine systems. The new machines use permanent-magnet synchronous motors in tandem, or instead. […]

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CFS Blazes Path to Fusion Power with Powerful Magnet and $1.8 Billion Funding 

With more than $1.8 billion in blue-ribbon investor funding and successful demonstrations of the practicality of a record-powerful magnet, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a spinoff from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is trailblazing a path toward commercializing fusion energy. It plans to reach the long-coveted destination in the early 2030s. Two big steps were accomplished recently – one involves money, the other technology using high-temperature superconducting tape. […]