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ELEKTRO 2/2019 was released on February 13th 2019. Its digital version will be available on March 11th 2019.

Topic: Electrical appliances – switching, protective, signalling and special

Main Article
Advanced power converter topology
Smart Cities (part 7)

SVĚTLO (Light) 1/2019 was released on February 4th 2019. Its digital version will be available on March 5th 2019.

Fairs and exhibitions
Invitation at LIGHT IN ARCHITECTURE exhibition
Prolight + Sound 2019: keep up with time
The light at For Arch 2018 fair

Public lighting
Lights of towns and communities 2018 – the meeting at the round table

Pumping efficiency into electrical motors

01.08.2014 | |

University of Adelaide researchers are using new magnetic materials to develop revolutionary electrical motors and generators which promise significant energy savings.They have used the new motors to develop patented highly efficient water pump systems with potential widespread application.

"In the developed world, more than 50% of all energy generated is used by electrical motors," says lead researcher Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul, from the University's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. "This leaves a lot of room for efficiency gains."

The University of Adelaide researchers have used two emerging magnetic materials - called soft magnetic composite (SMC) and amorphous magnetic material (AMM) - and two novel production techniques to form the 'stator' within the electrical motor or generator. Both new techniques have been successfully developed and tested with small prototypes, showing substantial energy efficiency gains - up to 90% energy efficiency in small motors compared to 60-70% in conventional motors. 

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Picture: Guangzhou QIDA Material & Technology Co., Ltd