e-Power Technology

Elantas Acquires Von Roll to Emerge as Giant Provider of Electrical Insulation & Encapsulants for e-Mobility and Electrification Manufacturing 

With its acquisition of Von Roll, chemicals giant Altana’s encapsulation and insulation subsidiary Elantas emerges as a more powerful than ever supplier to the e-mobility and electrification manufacturing market. In late September, Elantas GmbH, a subsidiary of the specialty chemicals group Altana AG, finalized the purchase of a majority stake in Von Roll Holding AG that amounts to almost 89% of the company. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Aisin Develops Ultrahigh-Efficiency Motor Using Soft Magnetic Alloy from Tohoku Magnet Institute 

Aisin Corporation has developed an ultrahigh-efficiency motor jointly with Tohoku Magnet Institute using TMI’s newly developed nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy, Nanomet. Aisin invested in TMI in June of last year and a prototype of the motor was exhibited at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023, held recently in Yokohama. Both firms are based in Japan and each contributed their technical capabilities to the development. TMI is an R&D spinout from Tohoku University where the alloy was invented. […]

e-Power Technology

Impermeable Stacking by Feintool Enables Integrated Cooling for Motors  

Whether the power source is battery or fuel cell, the efficiency and performance of motors are crucial in electromobility. Critical factors in their design and production include stability of the lamination stacks of electrical steel and their impermeability to cooling fluid. Feintool says that its glulock Multiple Dots bonding process promises tight and stable electric motors, even in the high-temperature range prevalent in today’s e-motors. Based in Switzerland, the company develops machinery and processes for both the production of motor laminations as well as fineblanking of bipolar plates for fuel cells.  […]

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.  […]