Unlocking Performance and Efficiency: Motor Design Advice from the Magnetic Experts


In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the need for efficient and high-performance motors has become paramount across industries such as medical, robotics and even the alternative energy sector. These industries demand motors that are not only powerful but also reliable, compact, and energy-efficient. As permanent magnet experts specializing in motor design & optimization for a wide variety of applications, we understand the challenges you face and are here to provide solutions that can revolutionize your projects.

Optimizing Performance: A Balancing Act

When it comes to motor design, optimizing performance is often a delicate balancing act. Whether it's enhancing torque, reducing cogging, or achieving smoother operation, our team of experts has the insights to guide you. Medical devices, for instance, require precision and low noise levels, making performance optimization a critical aspect of their design. By harnessing advanced magnet materials and sophisticated modeling techniques, we can help you achieve the ideal balance between power and precision.  

In today's world, energy efficiency is a top concern. Motors consume a significant portion of energy in various applications. As a leader in permanent magnet technology, we are at the forefront of developing energy-efficient solutions. We understand that the medical industry, for instance, requires compact yet highly efficient motors for devices like infusion pumps or robotic surgical systems. Our designs can minimize energy losses while maximizing power output, contributing to longer battery life and reduced operating costs.

It's essential to consider factors such as environmental conditions, operating temperatures, and the desired level of protection when selecting the right magnetic coating for your motor design. Each of these coatings has its unique advantages, and the choice depends on the specific requirements of your motor application. Below are some magnet coatings we have provided to our customers for motor design.  Learn more about the coatings we supply in our coatings & platings spec chart.

  • Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Epoxy Resin Coating

  • Parylene Coating

  • Ceramic Coating

  • Teflon (PTFE) Coating

  • Zinc Flake Coating

  • Aluminum Anodization 

Redesigning for Excellence: Meeting Industry-Specific Needs

Industry requirements are diverse and constantly evolving. We recognize that each industry, whether medical, automotive, alternative energy or robotics, has its unique challenges. Our expertise lies in understanding these challenges and reimagining motor designs to cater to your specific needs. If your research demands ultra-precise motion control or your medical equipment requires compliance with strict regulatory standards, our team can tailor motor solutions that align with your objectives. 

Unraveling Pain Points: Customized Solutions

Pain points often arise from limitations in motor size, efficiency, or control precision. Our journey has been marked by a commitment to unraveling these pain points. We've developed groundbreaking techniques to miniaturize motors while maintaining their performance. We have pioneered control algorithms that enable smoother operation even at low speeds. Whatever the challenge, we're here to provide you with customized solutions that go beyond conventional motor design.  Be sure to check out the growing list of solutions we have provided to customers by heading over to our solutions portfolio. Below you will find a couple of our motor optimization solutions. 

Figure (1): Thruster for an underwater ROV. We developed advanced coating options to prevent corrosion on the rotor magnets of a thruster used in saltwater and experiencing harsh conditions.


Figure (2): Lamination stack on a LiDAR motor. Our team redesigned the lamination stack on a stator of a LiDAR motor to achieve the correct start-up torque and RPM while making the motor more efficient.


Collaboration for Success: Your Vision, Our Expertise

In the medical, motor, and research fields, success is often rooted in collaboration. Your visionary concepts combined with our technical expertise can lead to remarkable breakthroughs. Whether it's redesigning a motor from the ground up or optimizing specific aspects of an existing design, we're here to work hand-in-hand with you. Together, we can create motors that not only meet industry standards but also redefine them.

In conclusion, the demands of the medical, automotive, alternative energy, and robotics industries require motors that push the boundaries of performance, efficiency, and design. As permanent magnet experts, we stand ready to address your challenges and co-create solutions that empower innovation. Let's embark on a journey towards reimagining motors and driving progress in your field. Connect with us today to explore how our expertise can transform your projects and elevate your achievements. 

For further insights check out our previous blog article, "Motor Design Considerations," where we discuss variables and present five questions to help you define your goals. 


About SM Magnetics: SM Magnetics is a privately-owned company which provides design assistance with magnets, magnetic circuit design, engineering support, and production. For more information, visit our website, www.smmagnetics.com, or contact us at 205-621-8841

About SuperMagnetMan: Our retail division, which carries motor assemblies in stock for purchase if you require a quick solution. We carry halbach arrays, arc magnets, square motor magnets and vibratory motors. Visit our store, www.supermagnetman.com or contact us at sales@supermagnetman.com. 

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