GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--()--Magnetics 2013 and Motor & Drive Systems 2013, two co-located technical conferences taking place February 7-8 in Orlando, Fla., have announced a panel of magnetics and motors experts who will address the future supply and integration of rare earth and permanent magnetics in motor systems and how motor OEMs are making the most of these advancements.
“Magnetics and motor & drive systems form a natural synergy”
“Magnetics and motor & drive systems form a natural synergy,” said Shannon Given, Motor & Drive Systems conference program manager. “The cost of rare earths and magnetic materials impact the cost of motor and drive systems as well as impact performance. While the ever increasing efficiency standards and end user requirements drive motor manufacturers to seek the best magnetic materials and applications available. A joint panel bringing together the magnetics and motors industries seemed like a natural addition to this co-located conference experience.”
Ed Richardson of the USMMA and Peter Dent from Electron Energy Corp. will discuss the fluctuations in rare earth prices that have caused many changes in the US rare earth supply chain, and how these changes impact the magnetics suppliers for OEMs.
Dan Jones from Incremotion Associates and Professor Thomas Wu from the University of Central Florida will discuss how magnetics are impacting the motors they design and what, ideally, they would like to see from magnetic systems and suppliers.
Magnetics 2013 will address current market conditions and what's ahead for end-users and the magnetics industry in the years to come. Presentations will address the RE supply chain issues, PM alternatives and RE-free magnet options for motor applications, the latest in magnetic materials R&D from leading National Laboratories, and the latest advancements in design and testing. For more details, visit http://www.magneticsmagazine.com/conferences.
Motor & Drive Systems 2013 will focus on the latest growth trends and technical advancements impacting motor and drive systems. Join hundreds of peers and potential business partners and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications. For more details, visit http://www.e-driveonline.com/conferences/.
The conference co-location offers a combined exhibit hall, networking breaks, and a cocktail reception. Upgrade your preferred conference registration to a Combo Pass, and attend sessions from both events. Special discounts for OEMs are also available. Online registration closes January 30th.