Electromagnetics

Tech Tips: Designing Magnetic Latches to Keep Electronics Secured 

Do you know that permanent magnets are behind the action for your detachable keyboard, the pencil that attaches to your tablet, and the wireless charging pad that attaches to your phone? Smart screen covers for phones, tablets, magnetically latching wall-mount security cameras and countless electronic devices in day-to-day life rely on permanent magnets for providing the magnetic attaching mechanism.  […]

Research & Development

The Scary Sound of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Despite being essential to life on Earth, the magnetic field isn’t something we can actually see in itself, or ever hear. But, remarkably, scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have taken magnetic signals measured by ESA’s Swarm satellite mission and converted them into sound – and for something that protects us, the result is pretty scary. […]

e-Power Technology

VAC Focuses on Future of Current Sensing for Electrification 

The electrification of the world is advancing in almost every industry, which has led to a rapid increase in the demand for high precision current sensors. VAC, a leading manufacturer of magnetic materials and products refined from them, has recently set up a new product management team at headquarters in Hanau, Germany and developed a new line of sensors to address these market demands. […]

e-Power Technology

Luvata Pursues EV Market to Apply Hollow Magnet Wire in Direct Cooled Stators 

Direct-cooled motors with hollow conductor stators offer several advantages over the indirect-cooled motors currently used in EVs, says Luvata of Finland, which has been making copper hollow conductors for more than sixty years. Adoption of the technology, typically used in more exotic applications such as superconduction, high-energy physics and magnetic resonance imaging, into mass-market electric vehicles faces considerable technical obstacles, however, and much higher cost than conventional magnet wire.  […]