Permanent Magnet Technology may Change Motor & Generator Designs

September 27, 2018 by Paul Shepard

AML Superconductivity & Magnetics (AML) has completed successful development and testing of its permanent magnet manufacturing technology, PM-Wire™ that is postioned to fundamentally change the way electric motors and generators are designed, manufactured and used across industries worldwide.

Today, despite a global transition from fossil fuel-based transportation to more efficient and clean electric vehicles, aircraft, and vessels for moving people and goods, significant limitations in magnet technology are keeping major producers across industries from realizing their potential in revenue, market, and environmental impact.

The breakthrough approach represented by PM-Wire increases performance for permanent magnet-based products like electric motors and generators, so they can achieve the highest possible power density and specific torque resulting in the lowest possible weight and highest efficiency at a cost far less than any existing solution.

According to AML CEO Mark Senti, "The impact is enormous! PM-Wire has the potential to return rare earth mining and permanent magnet manufacturing to the United States, reinventing industries, including automotive, aerospace, energy, medical and maritime. The process dramatically improves the yield and removes the highly laborious process of manufacturing which is the major driver for China's dominance of the market."

"We have developed a number of novel, potentially world changing, solutions in the area of magnetics, but this has far exceeded our wildest expectations," stated Dr. Rainer Meinke, PM-Wire inventor and Co-Founder of AML.

PM-Wire allows engineers the flexibility to achieve unprecedented configurations and requirements. In short, engineers will be empowered to design products optimized for their needs rather than be handcuffed to existing magnet sizes, shapes and magnetic field directions.

"We have always seen ourselves as the enabler, the "Magnets Inside," and with PM-Wire, we are exactly that - whether it's a motor or any other permanent magnet-based product," said Senti.