Electromagnetics

Littelfuse Expands Portfolio of Reed Relays

Littelfuse has expanded its portfolio of reed relays to extend voltage capabilities of its hermetically sealed switches for systems requiring no-leakage current or operating in harsh environments requiring galvanic insulation. Packaged in single-in-line and dual-in-line configurations, […]

Magnetics/Assemblies

Diesel Icon Volvo Penta Moves Aggressively into E-Propulsion

From powering firetrucks to ferryboats, Volvo Penta is aggressively building its prowess in the design and production of electric drivelines and e-propulsion systems. Long known as a supplier of diesel power systems for industrial and marine markets, the Swedish sibling of Volvo automobile and truck brands is making bold steps toward electrification as the markets that it serves increasingly electrify their transportation platforms. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

New Study on Global Permanent Magnet Industry

The team of Walt Benecki, Steve Constantinides, Dr. John Ormerod and Dr. Stan Trout have been writing a comprehensive study regarding the major commercial permanent magnet materials. Data includes quantities produced along with technical aspects of the global permanent magnet industry and production forecasts for the next 10 years.  […]

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. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Vacuumschmelze Steps Up Its Permanent Magnet Capabilities

Vacuumschmelze has recently made important advancements in its capabilities for producing permanent magnetic material and components. In April, the company achieved certification to aerospace and defense standards for its permanent magnets, adding to its longstanding […]