Powering The Future

Axial flux generator ready to take weight and problems out of nacelles

Wind Power Engineering Magazine: Oct 19, 2017. By Paul Dvorak. A small startup in Belgium is finalizing the development of a prototype generator, which is lighter, smaller, and more efficient than conventional designs of similar output. Inventor and Magnax founder Peter Leijnen say his axial flux 100-kW prototype weights about 850 kg, which is significantly less than a traditional direct-drive generator that typically weighs 4,000 kg or more.

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Topics: wind turbines, turbine design, article

Magnax’ Axiale Flux motor/generator (Dutch)

De Gentse startup Magnax pakt uit met de volgende generatie elektrische generatoren en motoren. “Onze direct drive axiale flux machine loopt”, zegt oprichter en CTO van Magnax, Peter Leijnen.

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Topics: wind turbines, press

Magnax Production Prototype

Magnax recently finished the first production prototype of the axial flux direct-drive machine which will be used in the new generation of wind turbines.

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Topics: Motor Technologies, electric generator

This New Generation of Direct-Drive Electric Machines will Power our Future.

Until now, manufacturers of wind turbines and electric machines always had to find a balance between using generators with gearbox (meaning lower weight, but also lower reliability) and direct-drive systems (higher reliability and efficiency, but higher weight).

A new generation of low-weight and highly efficient direct drive motors and generators are on the horizon and they combine the best of both worlds. This new generation of electric machines is based on recent innovations in Axial Flux Technology.

 

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Topics: wind turbines, Motor Technologies, electric generator

Magnax Axial Flux Direct Drive Generators and Motors