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The Changing Landscape of Electric Motor Efficiency Standards

Steve Constantinides, Principal Consultant | Magnetics & Materials, LLC

I was surprised to learn the extent of activity around motor efficiency improvement and the related new or updated standards. The following article should be considered an introduction to the topic. Many useful documents with links are shown in the references for those who wish to pursue the subject further. Continue reading

Balance and Training

Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials
It was nice to see so many people at Magnetics 2018 in Orlando last month. It was a very pleasant exchange of ideas and information. We all seemed to get plenty of exercise, walking through the Hyatt Regency to our meeting rooms.

I had the good fortune on the first day to be part of the Keynote Panel Discussion called The Future of the Magnetics Industry Pricing, Trends, Technology. I thought I would use this opportunity to share some of the answers I provided to questions posed to the panel. Continue reading

Permanent Magnet Mistakes, Part Seven

Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials

We conclude this series with the seventh and final blog, describing the many types of mistakes made with permanent magnets. My intent is to help engineers in the future avoid mistakes made in the past, and not to embarrass anyone.

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Permanent Magnet Mistakes, Part Six

Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials

We continue with the sixth blog in this series, describing the many types of mistakes made with permanent magnets. Again, my intent is to help engineers in the future avoid mistakes made in the past, and not to embarrass anyone. Everyone’s experience is different, so please feel free to add your insights in the comments section below. Continue reading

Permanent Magnet Mistakes, Part Five

Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials

We continue with the fifth blog in this series, describing the many types of mistakes made with permanent magnets. Again, my intent is to help engineers in the future avoid the mistakes made in the past, and not to embarrass anyone. Everyone’s experience is different, so please feel free to add your insights in the comments section below.

The fifth group of mistakes on my list are:

  1. Using the wrong adhesive
  2. Measuring the wrong parameters
  3. Failing to consider recycling in the design stage Continue reading

Permanent Magnet Mistakes, Part Four

Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials Continue reading

About The Magnetics Conference and Why I Love It

Thomas Schliesch, Head of Research & Development, Max Baermann GmbH

I have been attending the Magnetics conference since 2010 with one exception in 2013. I’d like to use this opportunity to give my estimate on why it has been worthwhile to visit regularly and why it will be in future. Continue reading