Materials/Manufacturing

Toshiba’s New Magnetic Material Improves Motor Energy Conversion Efficiency

Researchers at Toshiba Corporation have developed a new magnetic material that delivers major improvements in motor efficiency at minimum cost, and with the potential to win significant reductions in power consumption. It has been found to greatly boost motor energy conversion efficiency when it is used as the wedges in the motor, particularly in medium to large induction motors. The material can be installed at minimal cost with no need for design changes. […]

Magnetics/Assemblies

Major Automakers Transform Design & Manufacturing Operations on Accelerated Path to e-Propulsion – Part 2

Major automakers are transforming their design and manufacturing operations as they quicken their path to building out lineups of electric vehicle models. The transition will have profound impact on the use of magnets and magnetic technology, focused primarily on permanent magnet motors for propulsion instead of combustion engines. […]

News

Heidenhain Speeds Up Angle Encoders

Heidenhain, the Germany-based manufacturer of magnetic and optical encoders, has introduced smarter and faster versions of its RCN absolute angle encoders series for use in machine tools. With permissible speeds are up to three times higher than older RCN encoders, the […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Axalta to Add to Its Coatings for Electrical Manufacturing with Acquisition in China

Adding to its line of coatings for the manufacture of electric motors and industrial products, Axalta plans to acquire Chinese producer of wire enamels Anhui Shengran Insulation Materials. The company and its product line will become part of Axalta’s […]