November 2013


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Magnetic Continuously Variable Transmission
At the heart of many hybrid vehicle systems, such as the Synergy Drive found on the Toyota Prius, is an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT). An eCVT is a combination of a planetary gear and a motor/generator and is also found on other Toyota hybrids, including the Camry and Highlander and the luxury Lexus brand. A similar configuration is used by Ford in their Escape and C-Max Fusion Hybrid vehicles. <read more>


Research & Development


Ames Lab to Acquire First-of-Kind NMR
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory will acquire a Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-NMR spectrometer, a giant step forward in the laboratory’s solid state NMR capabilities. <read more>


A Superconductor-Surrogate Earns Its Stripes
Understanding superconductivity, whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy, has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics. <read more>

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The early-bird registration deadline is Thursday, November 21st. That means there are only one day left to register for Magnetics 2014 at the discounted registration rate!


This must-attend event offers a line-up of magnetics experts who will be addressing the latest developments in materials, design and testing, along with current rare earths market conditions and what's ahead for the the magnetics industry in the years to come.


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  New Products

Standex-Meder Electronics Offer Robust Power and Current Sense Transformers for HVAC/R Applications

Standex-Meder Electronics, a global manufacturer of reed switches, sensors, relays and magnetics, announces the availability of a complete portfolio of custom power and current sense transformers and components that help HVAC/R equipment designers gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. <read more>


Hall-Effect Based High Precision Linear Current Sensor IC
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC has announced a thermally enhanced, fully integrated, hall-effect-based, high precision linear current sensor IC to their existing portfolio. <read more>


High Force Voice Coil Actuator Available in a Compact Package
BEI Kimco Magnetics has expanded its ‘smart’ Voice Coil Actuator product line with the Model LAS43-120-000A Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA). <read more>


Vectoring Transformers are Compliant with Lantiq’s Vinax V3 Chipset Family
Pulse Electronics Corp. has introduced a new VDSL2 30MHz transformer that is compliant for use with the Lantiq Vinax V3 chipset family. <read more>


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  Industry News

NEMA Welcomes Bipartisan Introduction of Critical Minerals Policy Act
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed the introduction of legislation to update federal policy on domestic sources of and know-how related to mineral resources critical to US manufacturing industries, including many NEMA member companies. <read more>


GWMG Selects Three Firms to Complete the Feasibility Study on the SKK Project
Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (GWMG) has selected the following firms to prepare the Steenkampskraal (SKK) rare earth project feasibility study. <read more>


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Event Listings


StanMagnetics Bootcamps

Instructor: Dr. Stan Trout - Spontaneous Materials

January 28, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM)

The Bootcamp Workshops focus on the basics of Magnetics. If you need to understand magnets better for your job, want to get more from the conference presentations or are new to the field, then Magnetics Bootcamps are the right place to start. Click here for more information.


TonyPermanent Magnet & Motor Design Workshop
Instructor: Tony Morcos, President - ACM Magnetics, Inc.

January 28, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM)

This is a course for practicing engineers who want to be taught the theory and practice of designing motors and other magnetic devices using permanent magnet materials. Click here for more information.


SamirInductors & Transformers: Coil Types by Function and Applications
Instructor: Samir Kagalwala - Power Magnetics Consultancy (PMC)
Jan 28, 2014 (8 AM to 12 PM)

If you want to successfully communicate with ‘your customer’ to have coils that attain desired performances in given application, than this workshop is for you. Click here for more information.

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