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The Magnax Yokeless Axial Flux Machine introduces a new generation of electric motors / generators helping innovators in e-mobility build lighter and more energy-efficient products.

6 years of research and technology development on high-efficiency axial flux technology and 3 years of prototyping/DfM in collaboration with customers has resulted in motor technology that delivers 3 to 4 times more power density compared with traditional EV motors.

The high power density brings additional benefits such as lower material usage (cost), lower iron losses (efficiency) while the manufacturability remains excellent. 

Magnax AXF275
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Compact and Lightweight

Typical Radial Flux Machine

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Magnax Axial Flux Machine

For similar power:

50% to 75% lighter than radial flux direct drive machines

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Extreme Power Densities for Motors

Magnax high-speed axial flux motors deliver peak power densities up to 15 kW/kg

  • A patented system for cooling the windings, for the lowest possible stator temperatures
  • Dual permanent magnet rotors, for the highest possible torque-to-weight ratio
  • Yokeless stator, for the shortest possible flux paths and lower overall weight
  • Rectangular section copper wire, for the highest possible copper fill factor (90%)
  • Concentrated windings, for the lowest possible copper losses (no coil overhangs)
  • Grain oriented electrical steel, lowering the core losses by as much as 85%
  • Patented methods for large series production

Impact of the Technology

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BMW i3 Motor
HSM Radial Flux PM Motor (internal code EMP242)
Weight: 46 kg
Peak Power: 125 kW
Peak Torque: 250 Nm
Magnet weight: 2 kg
(Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory US DOE Vehicle Technologies Office)
Peak Power Density:
2,7 kW/kg
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Magnax AXF225
Yokeless Axial Flux PM Motor
Weight: 16 kg
Peak Power: 200kW
Peak Torque: 250 Nm
Magnet weight: 1,2 kg
Peak Power Density:
12,5 kW/kg
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Patented Cooling System
Magnax motors use a patented mechanical cooling system which extracts the heat from the coils very effectively. The heat extraction system is directly connected with a water cooling jacket or air cooling fins which evacuates the heat instantly.
No Load losses
No Load Losses
Traditional Permanent Magnet EV Motors suffer from iron losses due to the large amount of iron in the motors. Especially in multi-motor drive train configurations, the free-spinning or no-load losses reduce the effective range of the vehicle by 10% to 20%. Magnax yokeless axial flux motors have 85% less iron losses due to the very low amount of iron (absence of a yoke etc.).

Series Production

The winding process of traditional EV motors (radial flux motors) is cumbersome and expensive due to complex winding machines and manual tasks.
The Magnax machine production process (core production, winding, busbar welding, magnet gluing, final assembly, etc.) is done via standard manufacturing methods which can be outsourced or automated.

From Small to Big

Magnax Axial Flux Motors have an inherently scalable design, from small to large diameters and from low rpm to high rpm speed configurations.

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