Somaloy® – the optimal material choice for Axial Flux Machines
Why Axial Flux Machine?
Axial Flux Permanent Magnet machines (AFPM) are very compact constructions with high torque- and power density. Still, high efficiency can be maintained over a wide operating range. Complex mechanical challenges can now be overcome by improved design and new manufacturing techniques. The AFPM’s typically larger diameter and shorter axial length adds benefits to many applications. Using larger number of poles helps to save electromagnetically active material for a given high output. Ranging from low speed, high torque to medium/ high speed, low torque concepts, a wide range of applications can be considered. The features of AFPM´s make them suitable for applications in a wide power range such as for Electric Vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV), pumps, fans, compressors, valve control, hoists, power- and wind generators.