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EDITOR’S CHOICE Generator Solves Application Requirements for High Shock and Vibration Capabilities nerable attachment points. Similar technology has also been used successfully as a noise reduction feature in medical applications requiring low acoustical noise levels. Following product development, the generator was put through a series of demanding vibration and reliability qualification test protocol. “The successful completion of the tests is a testament to the robustness of the BEI design,” said Walter Smith, application engineer, BEI Kimco Magnetics. BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging generator requirements in a railroad train signaling application. The generator is used to supply power to a remote brake health monitoring system. Key to the product’s design specification was a generator that could deliver a continuous voltage output of 40 VDC at a speed of 10,000 rpm. Additionally, the generator needed to be extremely reliable and durable to withstand the consistently high shock and vibration levels typical of a railcar environment. To meet these requirements, BEI Kimco developed the DIH18-21-BBNA brushless generator, measuring 1.8 inches in diameter and 2.1 inches in axial length. The generator met the requirements to provide a constant output of 40 VDC at speeds of 11,000 rpm. For improved reliability and longevity, the generator incorporated patented bearing suspension technology to absorb the relentless vibration and intense shock associated with the application. The one piece housing was designed to eliminate vul- Agilent Technologies Expands Magnetic Resonance Portfolio Agilent Technologies, Inc. has added new electronic consoles, sample probes and systems software to its portfolio of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) products. The new products include: • The DD2 (DirectDrive 2) NMR/MRI console, which features extended capabilities that deliver additional performance for demanding applications. • VnmrJ 3.1 software with new automated workflows and experimental methods to enhance throughput and productivity. • 500 and 600 MHz OneNMR probes with ProTune PZT, expanding Agilent’s range of probes to suit higher field strengths. • New narrow-bore HFXY solid-state NMR probes, extending the functionality currently available for wide-bore magnets to customers using narrow-bore magnet systems based on Agilent’s T3 technology. “We are excited to introduce our first magnetic resonance products as the latest members of the Agilent family,” said Regina Schuck, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Research Products Division. “Agilent prides itself on developing cutting-edge technology that is designed to offer customers expanded capabilities for their myriad research needs. These products represent a significant first step in our commitment to becoming a technology leader in NMR.” Magnet-Physics Inc. 9001 Technology Drive Suite C-2 Fishers, IN 46038-2848 Contact: Reinhold Strnat Phone: 317-577-8700 Fax: 317-578-2510 Email: Web site: Magnet-Physics Inc. provides North American sales and technical service for the products of Magnet-Physik Dr. Steingroever GmbH of Cologne, Germany, a worldwide supplier of high-quality magnetizing and magnetic test equipment since 1976. We provide manually operated and fully automated magnetizing and calibrating systems from 300J to 300kJ energy, and will work with your automation supplier. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995. We also manufacture Hall-effect gaussmeters, fluxmeters, Helmholtz- and other flux-sensing coils. Our laboratories in the USA and Germany offer magnetic measurement services for permanent magnets and soft magnetic materials, and traceable calibration of gaussmeters, fluxmeters and coils. Do you have an idea for a contributed article? Send article abstracts, industry news & new products to Heather Krier at 4 Magnetics Business & Technology • Summer 2011

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Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2011
Editor’s Choice
Designing Permanent Magnet Systems for Critical Applications
Growth in the Sensor Market Led by Magnetically Actuated Reed and Hall Sensors
Extending the Possibilities of Iron
Research & Development
Magnets • Materials • Measurement
Application • Component Developments
Guest Column: Cue-less About Q of an Inductor?
Industry News
Calendar of Events
Advertising Index
Spontaneous Thoughts: Sputnik Moments

Magnetics Business & Technology - Summer 2011