28 February
2017
Free Webinar - "MotorSolve 6: Powering BMW i3 Design and Simulations"
 

Automotive manufacturers are always looking for ways to increase efficiency in the design process and reduce their product's time-to-market. This webinar explains how Infolytica's MotorSolve 6.0 design software and its quick and easy virtual prototyping abilities can help.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn about MotorSolve's simulation capabilities for PM generators
  • Gain a detailed understanding of high power density motor/generator design
  • Understand the design details of the BMW i3 traction machine

Presented by: Jim Hendershot,
IEEE FELLOW & CEO MOTORSOLVER, LLC 

This Webinar can now be viewed online here.

MotorSolve BLDC Field Analysis is used for designing teeth, back iron

Jim Hendershot

28 October
2016
Software Update - MotorSolve v6 is now released

Infolytica announces today that MotorSolve v6, the company’s electromagnetic design software for electrical machines, is now available for download by supported users and evaluators.

MotorSolve v6 has a number of significant new features, including a new BLDC Generator mode analysis, Phasor diagrams, plus several new winding diagrams.

MotorSolve BLDC Field Analysis is used for designing teeth, back iron
13 September
2016

Case Study - "Vibrations in Electric Motors - MpCCI FSIMapper Case Study"

 

Electromagnetic forces in motors excite structural vibrations. They lead to material failure and to noise in the surrounding area.

To predict vibrations in early development phases, FSIMapper, a translation tool from Fraunhofer SCAI, provides the possibility to transfer the electromagnetic forces to structural NVH analyses.

In this case study we consider a 4-pole-24-slots electric motor, which is modeled in MagNet. The rotor rotates with a frequency of 30 Hz and the coils exhibit an odd parity. We are interested in the vibrational behavior of the stator.

View the Case Study

Surface force density vectors electric motor

17 August
2016
Free Webinar - "MotorSolve 6.0 Adds Generator Analysis"
 

The soon-to-be-released MotorSolve 6.0 will include a new generator analysis feature. In this webinar, we offer a preview.

Key Take-Aways

  • Discover the generator analysis functions of MotorSolve 6.0
  • Learn about additional design and display tools for motor analysis
  • Review an example of generator analysis using MotorSolve 6.0
Watch the webinar

Generator

1 June
2016
Infolytica Engage: User Conference 2016
8-10 November 2016, Las Vegas

Expert users and engineers gather to collaborate and discuss best practices when using our simulation software for design and analysis.

You can review the proceedings from Engage 2015 on the event website.

Engage

17 May
2016
Software Update
SIGNIFICANT SPEED-UPS in LATEST MagNet v7.7

A new version of the MagNet software suite (including ThermNet, ElecNet and OptiNet) has been released. MagNet’s 3D nonlinear electromagnetic problems can be solved significantly faster and with higher accuracy. Imported or native components can easily be made into a coil with just one button click. ThermNet supports new motor cooling options. There are many other significant improvements and new features in this release.

Find more information here, and watch a video highlighting the new feature here.

15 March
2016
Free Webinar - "Predict Thermal Effects & Avoid Winding Overheating with Duct Cooling in MotorSolve v5.2 "
 

The new release adds Duct Cooling to the extensive list already available (Fan, Spray, and Contact). Duct Cooling parameters allow the user to configure the duct type (axial or spiral), apply the cooling to either the housing or the rotor, declare the number of channels, set the inlet temperature and flow rate and assign air, water or other cooling fluids (ethylene glycol, etc.).

This can now be viewed here.

MotorSolve

1 September
2015
Free Webinar - "How to Design High-speed Motors Using Multi-physics Simulations"
 

To explore how multi-physics considerations impact a motor's ultimate performance, attendees of this presentation will design a 1" Φ x 1" long brushless permanent magnet motor producing 20 mN-m of torque at 20,000 rpm.  Discover how MotorSolve allows them to imagine a design idea, and then review a complete set of critical motor responses for that idea - from winding layout and losses throughout the motor to flux and current densities.

This can now be viewed here.

Motor

9 June
2015
Infolytica Engage: User Conference 2015
26-28 October 2015

Expert users and engineers gather to collaborate and discuss best practices when using our simulation software for design and analysis.

Engage 2015

29 January
2015
Software Update - MotorSolve v5 is now released

Infolytica announces today that MotorSolve v5, the company’s electromagnetic design software for electrical machines, is now available for download by supported users and evaluators. MotorSolve v5 has a number of significant new features, including Scripting, BLDC Efficiency Maps, Surface Force Density plots, and Undo/Redo features. IM also includes exterior wound rotors.

13 January
2015
Free Webinar - "Simulate Power Transformers using MagNet 2D/3D"
Thursday 29th January 2015 at 6:00pm UK time (7:00pm mainland Europe)
 

In this free webinar watch how using MagNet’s non-linear surface impedance and perfect electric insulator modeling are extremely useful when designing medium to large power transformers. Using these features significantly reduces the mesh size, hence the solution time, without sacrificing accurate results. This will be a live and interactive event.

For those that missed it, this can now be viewed from our Webinar archive.

16 June
2014
Software Update

A new version of the MagNet software suite (including ThermNet, ElecNet and OptiNet) has been released. v7.5 is now the most current version, including a number of new features requested by our users such as a link to MpCCI to enable multi-physics (including magnetics-structural-acoustics simulation), perfect electric boundary conditions, non-linear BH properties alongh 3-axes, and improved non-linear surface impedance approximation model.

Following the recent announcment of MagNet for SolidWorks, we are also very pleased to announce that Infolytica has become a Solution Partner, and listed on the SolidWorks website. Find more information on the SolidWorks page here.

27 March
2014
MagNet for SolidWorks is Released (see Press Release)

Infolytica announces today that MagNet for SolidWorks the company’s electromagnetic field simulation add-in, is now available. SolidWorks® users who need to design and analyse electromagnetic or electromechanical devices can use this new tool directly in their preferred CAD environment.

For those that missed it, there is a Webinar outlining the new software, and its new features in our archive.

Solidworks
20 February
2014
Free Webinar - "Simulating power transmission lines with ElecNet"
Tuesday 4th March 2014 at 7:00pm UK time (8:00pm mainland Europe)
 

To completely understand the complexities of the electric field produced by and surrounding a power transmission line, the insulator and tower requires accurate simulation software.

Three examples are covered in this webinar: Insulating structure for a transmission line; Insulating structure installed on a 3-phase transmission line; Lightning striking a surge arrester.

For those that missed it, it is now available in our archive.

 

27 January
2014
MagNet for SolidWorks Coming in 2014

Infolytica Corporation announced today that MagNet for SolidWorks, an entirely new software package developed by the company, will be officially launched in 2014. SolidWorks® users who need to design and analyze electromagnetic or electromechanical devices can use this new tool directly in their preferred CAD environment.Check the web page: www.infolytica.com/mfs/ and read the Press Release here.

23 January
2014
Trajectory Evaluator v3 Now Available

A new version of the Trajectory Evaluator is now ready for download from our web site. This version includes the new feature of being compatible with MagNet 3D Time Harmonic and Transient solvers.

This version continues to support a combination of solutions between MagNet 3D Static and ElecNet 3D Static.

15 November
2013
Following on from the recent Webinar on Actuators, a related article has just been published in Magnetics Technology International, "Pushing the Boundaries of Actuator Design".

The journal is available as an online version - check our article on pp76-80.

15 August
2013
Free Webinar - "Designing Electric Actuators"
Thursday 12th September 2013 at 6:30pm UK time (7:30pm mainland Europe)
 
  • Designing an electric actuator requires accurate electromagnetic field simulation software. In this webinar, we will explore the designs of several typical actuator devices using MagNet 3D.

  • Pivoting, linear and rotating type actuators will be demonstrated.

  • Some of the performance metrics that will be examined include temperature, velocity & acceleration of components in motion, and resulting forces or torques.
  For those that missed it, it is now available in our archive.
17 July
2013
Infolytica Europe at COMPUMAG

Infolytica were pleased to be supporting the recent COMPUMAG Conference in Budapest. We met a lot of old friends, and met many new people with a shared interest in computational magnetics.

Image on the right: Dave Lowther, Bill Trowbridge and Jan Sykulski at the Infolytica stand.

23 May
2013
French Version of MotorSolve Available

We previously reported that MotorSolve now includes Internationalisation. Alongside the Chinese and Japanese versions, the French version is also now available for download.

The French Language Pack can be obtained from our Support Downloads page (go to MotorSolve Related Downloads).

1 May
2013
New Archived Webinars

Our archived webinars have updated to also include the most recent presentations given earlier this year.

For a list of Webinars available for viewing, please check out the Webinar Archive.

4 March
2013
Real Time 2013 - Paris - 25-27 June 2013
The sixth International Conference on Real-Time Simulation Technologies

Infolytica will be exhibiting at the Real Time 2013 Conference, so come along and see how the MotorSolve / OPAL-RT partnership can help you by performing HIL testing of controllers used in high speed electric motors, power converters, and hybrid drives.

20 February
2013
Free Webinar - "Understanding the cooling requirements for a high performance electric traction motor"
Thursday 28th February 2013 at 6:30pm UK time (7:30pm mainland Europe)
 
  • To effectively design a motor, you need to understand the effects of heating and using some form of cooling - it is a critical consideration for most.
  • In order to demonstrate the accuracy and intuitiveness of MotorSolve, a case study using the 2010 Prius Motor will be presented, including spray cooling, with comparison with measured data from an ORNL report.
  For those that missed it, it is now available in our archive.

29 January
2013

Free Webinar - An Introduction to MotorSolve DCM
Thursday 31st January 2013 at 6:30pm UK time (7:30pm mainland Europe)

 

  • MotorSolve DCM is a new module for the design of brushed DC, PMDC and wound field motors.
  • During this webinar, you can learn:
    • Overview of supported templates and DXF importing.
    • Windings: lap and wave winding with progressive or regressive options.
    • Overview of the new analysis module available in MotorSolve DCM.
    • How to obtain critical performance results.
  For those that missed it, it is now available in our archive.

4 January
2013

Update to MotorSolve - Version 4.1 Released - Includes DCM solver

  • The latest version of MotorSolve has just been released, which now includes the solver for Brushed DC, wound field and universal motors.
  • Other enhancements include DXF import for both rotor and stator geometries for all the supported motor types (BLDC, IM, SRM and DCM).
  • Check the MotorSolve DCM Product page for further information.

23 November
2012

A recent article "Minimising the use of rare earths in electrical machines with the aid of virtual prototyping software" has just been published in Magnetics Technology International. The journal is available as an online version - check our article on pp14-16.

25 October
2012

Opal-RT Partnership - Linking MotorSolve with eDRIVEsim for HIL/real-time simulation

  • The collaboration between OPAL-RT Technologies and Infolytica Corporation gives rise to a new solution which combines RT-LAB’s real-time simulation technology with MotorSolve’s machine design and analysis capabilities.

  • The new solution is used as the based platform for designing advanced power electronic control systems and performing HIL testing of controllers used in high speed electric motors, power converters, and hybrid drives.

  • See the Press Release here.

28 September
2012

MagNet/ElecNet/ThermNet/OptiNet v7.4 released

  • The latest version of MagNet and its related products have just been released. The new version 7.4 is now available for download, and includes a number of enhancements and improvements (see the Release Notes for more details).
17 September
2012

Free Webinar - SRM Design with MotorSolve 4
Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 6:30pm UK time (7:30pm mainland Europe)

 

  • The recently released MotorSolve 4 includes a fully automated finite element analysis (FEA) module for switched-reluctance machines.
  • Join us for this free one-hour webinar to:
    • Get an overview of the new analysis module available in MotorSolve SRM v4.0
    • Learn how to obtain critical performance results: magnetization characteristics, static torque, torque speed characteristics, optimization of firing angles
  For those that missed it, it is now available in our archive.

3 July
2012

MotorSolve 4 Released - including SRM solver

  • The latest version of MotorSolve has just been released, which now includes the solver for SR motors.
  • Other enhancements include the addition of spray cooling, DXF import for rotor geometries, plus the ability to export the results to Opal-RT for real time system analysis. Check here for full information.

26 April
2012

MagNet/ElecNet/ThermNet/OptiNet v7.3 released

  • The latest version of MagNet and its related products have just been released. The new version 7.3 is now available for download, and includes a number of features specifically requested by our users. Read the Press Release here.

22 March
2012

New Video Tutorials Available

  • A sequence of Video Tutorials have been created, and are now available for viewing. They show some of the basic features of the software, as well as some more advanced facilities. All new users are encoraged to have a look at them. Contact us for details.

14 February
2012

MotorSolve 3 Released

  • MotorSolve 3 is now released, including the new Thermal module. To see more information check here for the news item, and email us to request a full evaluation of MotorSolve and any of our software products.