SNAKELINE Eddy Current Reduction
Tackling challenges and solving problems: We understand what our customers need and don’t rest until we find solutions. With our unique SNAKELINE magnets, we’ve achieved an innovation that addresses some of the biggest challenges in high-performance applications: reducing eddy currents, cutting costs, and minimizing environmental impact.
Specifically designed for high-speed and high-performance applications, our SNAKELINE magnets reduce eddy currents through customer-specific segmentation.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
Innovation through Collaboration
BOMATEC has been closely collaborating with Flensburg University of Applied Sciences for years. This partnership enables more detailed scientific investigation into eddy current losses in permanent magnets with complex geometries and special measures for loss reduction. The focus of this research includes:
Development of a suitable measuring device to determine the frequency-dependent eddy current losses in sintered permanent magnets made from rare-earth elements.
Development of a calculation and design tool for loss-optimized permanent magnets.
COMPARE PERFORMANCE DATA
3D simulation for your design
Unsure if SNAKELINE magnets are right for your design? We offer comprehensive 3D simulations when needed to easily compare performance data and ensure the best fit for your needs.
Cost-effective, scalable, environmentally friendly
Traditional laminated magnets require extensive labor and often result in unwanted waste. SNAKELINE magnets simplify the manufacturing process and save materials.
The serpentine pattern is precisely wire-eroded into a finished magnet, eliminating conventional steps like cutting, stacking, and gluing individual segments.
his leads to time savings and generates less waste, especially important for price-sensitive and environmentally impactful materials like neodymium or samarium cobalt.
With our range of specially developed epoxy filling methods, we can guarantee the strength required for operation and can rapidly and efficiently implement your custom SNAKELINE magnet design.
What’s the benefit for you?
SNAKELINE technology facilitates a cost-optimized manufacturing process and trims down assembly expenses. By adopting a segmented design, we significantly cut down the number of magnets required, streamlining the adhesive process. Our proprietary analysis tool swiftly determines the optimal number and configuration of segments. When necessary, we delve into detailed 3D simulations to fine-tune designs. SNAKELINE magnets offer unparalleled flexibility in shape, allowing for customization of fill factor and mechanical properties to meet your unique specifications.
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Head of Engineering
Magnetic Future Technologies
Innovative solutions for enhanced efficiency
With three decades of expertise and close collaboration with esteemed partners in industry and academia, we've been able to pioneer innovative products and patented processes in the field of magnet technology. Our focus is on delivering peak product performance while keeping costs to a minimum.
Enhanced performance at significantly lower cost
In all high-speed and high-performance electric machines, the generation of eddy currents in the magnet mass is a major cause of heat production and losses. We have developed a new magnet design that significantly reduces these eddy current losses.
A Comprehensive Approach
Reducing eddy current losses
How can the losses in electric drive systems be minimized? This question is a key concern for our customers. We explore alternatives to the magnetic materials currently in use and fundamentally rethink the system’s design.
One of our specialties
Glue gap minimization
Adhesive connections are often a challenge that many shy away from – but not BOMATEC. We passionately engage with this specialized process, working tirelessly in our prototype workshop to achieve the best possible results.