Motor Design Advancements Using NdFeB Magnets

Electric motors with permanent magnets have seen a significant rise in market share and are being used in an increasingly wide range of applications. The availability of these magnets has played a major role in this growth. The advent of neodymium iron magnets and the improvements in their manufacturing in the last decade have dramatically impacted these motors. The parameters which are directly affected by these magnets are reviewed to further the understanding of their role in the industry. The record of annual sales of this type of magnet speaks for itself. The reasons for this success lie partially in the lower cost of the material, but mainly in its being coupled with the higher energy-products being achieved. This paper will only discuss how the magnet characteristics benefit the motor performance.

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