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May 2017




Feature Article



Accelerated Optimization & Advanced Analysis for Electrical Machines and Drives Boost Motor and Drive Testing Productivity, Capability and Data Analysis

Mike Hoyer, Applications Engineer • HBM Test and Measurement

Evaluating motor efficiency has become extremely important since significant efforts are focused on more efficient electrical machines and drives. The main issue is how to implement an accelerated procedure that obtains the motor or drive efficiency for all operating points safely, accurately and rapidly. Ordinary test methods using a typical power analyzer only offer inadequate numerical results. To get beyond numerical results, all electrical, mechanical and physical signals must be acquired simultaneously at high sample rates coupled with advanced real-time custom analysis and fast data transfer to automation systems making it possible to accurately and rapidly perform electric motor and drive efficiency mapping and almost any type of advanced analysis. <read more>























  Sponsored Announcement


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Motor & Drive Systems 2018 is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial and packaging, as well as automotive/EV applications. The 15th annual conference will be held February 8-9, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.


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  New Products

50V MOSFET Gate-Driver ICs from Diodes Incorporated Address Demand for Driving Battery-Powered BLDC Motors
Diodes, Inc. has introduced the DGD0506 and DGD0507. These high-frequency gate-driver ICs are designed for driving two external N-channel MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration. <read more>


New Industrial Grade Optical Encoder from Quantum Devices
Quantum Devices, Inc. Model QDH20 provides an improved feedback solution in applications typically using a standard size 20 package.  The QDH20 provides encoder feedback in standard industrial mounting configurations with superb mechanical and environmental protection.<read more>


A 2,048 Microstep Resolution Achieved with New Stepper Motor Controller

PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a higher performance model of its successful Mercury Stepper Motion controller. Stepper motors take up discrete positions in a revolution of a constant distance. <read more>


Lifetime Lubrication Ensures Smooth Operating Zero-Max Right Angle Gear Drives
Lifetime lubrication in Zero-Max “Crown” gear drives assures motion system designers of a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive that needs no maintenance. These drives are designed for economical transfer of speed or power. <read more>


ETEL Expands Linear Motor Line to Meet Needs of Direct Drive Machines

As engineers expand their range of machines to a point where a larger payload is required, an upgrade of their linear motors may be necessary.  So, to make their design process easier, ETEL has added extra ironcore linear motor lengths to each of their different widths. <read more>


Motor-CAD EMag Design Module

Motor Design Ltd. (MDL) has developed a comprehensive set of software solutions for designing electric motors.  The Motor-CAD EMag module is an ultra-fast 2D-FEA based module for electric motor magnetic performance simulations. <read more>


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  Industry News

HEIDENHAIN TV Showcases the Latest in Motion Control Advances
From jet planes to laboratory equipment, today’s life-changing technologies require ultimate accuracy, and now HEIDENHAIN TV on YouTube is available to the public offering over 100 videos highlighting its latest advances in the highest of accurate precision measurement and motion control equipment. <read more>






StanMagnetics Bootcamps: Basic and Advanced
August 8th
Denver, Colo.


MAGNETICS Magazine is pleased to announce workshops beyond those held in conjunction of our annual conference. Join us August 8th in Denver for a one-day Magentics Bootcamp, presented by Dr. Stan Trout. The Magnetics Bootcamps focus on teaching the basics of Magnetics with an emphasis on permanent magnets. If you need to understand magnets better for your job or are new to the field, the Basic Bootcamp I is the perfect place to start. Assumes that one has little or no background in magnetics. The Bootcamp I workshop will cover the essential fundamental magnetic concepts such as hysteresis, the nature of magnetism, units, basic magnet processing, magnetizing and thermal effects. If something more advanced is what you are looking for, attend Advanced Bootcamp II. Assumes someone has either taken a previous Bootcamp, (Bootcamp I), or has some technical understanding of magnetics. After a brief review of the basics, covered topics include self-demagnetization and loadlines, rare earth raw materials and their pricing, advanced processing techniques, manufacturability, design basics, case studies and what’s new on the horizon.

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MDS18Motor & Drive Systems 2018
February 8-9, 2018
Orlando, Fla.

Motor & Drive Systems 2018 is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial and packaging, as well as automotive/EV applications. The 15th annual conference will be held February 8-9, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

Conference topics will include improving motor efficiency and reliability, regulatory and safety issues, testing standards and programs, emerging and high growth applications, developing and pairing motor & drive systems and improving loss prediction and calculation. Join leading OEM design engineers and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications.


New to 2018 – the Motor Testing Summit. This track of sessions will feature presentations on how to improve motor performance and efficiency, power quality and the importance of identifying potential issues before they become a problem.




Mag18Magnetics 2018,
February 8-9
Orlando, Fla.

Magnetics 2018, will focus on the latest advancements in magnetic applications, technology and materials. Serving OEM developers of products that utilize magnets and magnet systems, design engineers, OEM developers involved in EMC technology and magnetic effects, magnetics manufacturers and integrators, and material suppliers in the magnetics industry. Magnetics 2018 is an opportunity to learn from technical experts and network with peers, professionals and potential business partners involved in a variety of applications. Learn about advancements in magnetic materials, as well as the latest technical innovations and application developments in the field of magnetics. Learn the outlook for pricing and economics. Discover the latest techniques, equipment and materials involved in the performance and control of magnetics. Learn from leading technical innovators the latest developments in how magnets are being applied, and magnetic effects utilized, to help optimize system and product performance in diverse applications.



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