e-Power Technology

Military Drone Deploys Hefty Payload at NATO Exercise 

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics recently demonstrated the capabilities of their electric-power heavy-lift drone during a large NATO exercise in Portugal to integrate the latest maritime technologies across allied forces. Powered by multiple permanent-magnet electric-motor propulsion systems, the T-600 uncrewed air system (UAS) is a demonstrator aircraft that is capable of vertical take-off and landing, can carry a payload of 200kg and can travel at up to 140km/h.  […]

Materials/Manufacturing

ZHmag of China Appoints Former Siemens Exec as Strategic Consultant 

It’s been a while, but we just learned that ZHmag, one of China’s major producers of neodymium magnets, has appointed Reinhold Schindler, formerly a top purchasing executive for Siemens, as a strategic consultant to the company. The move fits in with ZHmag’s ambitions to build its leadership position as a technically-savvy business partner for global OEMs that are high-volume buyers of NdFeB magnets and permanent-magnetic components such as EV powertrains.  […]

News

Bilfinger Noell to Produce More Superconducting Wigglers for Synchrotrons 

Bilfinger Noell will supply customized superconducting wigglers to two leading synchroton facilities, Diamond Light Source in the UK and the Australian Synchrotron, strengthening its position as a major supplier of superconducting insertion devices such as superconductor undulators and superconductor wigglers with its unique and patented design. The insertion devices are the result of a collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) which will also carry out the cold test of the units. […]

Electromagnetics

Mecc Alte Focuses on Alternator Technology for Global Markets 

When it comes to designing and manufacturing alternators, perhaps no other company can match the dedication of Mecc Alte. Headquartered in Creazzo near Vicenza in northern Italy, it has been focused on manufacturing alternators for over seven decades, today producing them and supporting customers from a global network of its own production, sales and service sites. […]