Published: 15 March 2010 15 March 2010
New Production and Quality Control Tools for Handling Permanent Magnets
With the shift towards permanent magnet generators, manufacturers are looking for adequate tooling in order to handle permanent magnets properly. For purposes of convenience these permanent magnets need to be charged at the latest possible stage in the production process. The magnetising solutions for wind-powered generators are opening up new manufacturing possibilities. In this article the author, who is the Technical Director at Metis, describes how his company delivered an automated magnetising solution for a leading manufacturer of wind-power generators, before going on to talk more generally about permanent magnets and then about Metis and its current services and products and future plans. By Dr Luc L. Van Bockstal, Technical Director, Metis Instruments & Equipment, Belgium
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