Power Electronics

Magnetics Software Adds Advanced Analysis Features

Integrated Engineering Software (IES) has released MAGNETO 6.2, the latest version of the company’s 2D magnetic field solver software. The software is used for applications such as clutches, solenoids, motors, sensors, actuators, loudspeakers, transformers, magnetic shielding, circuit breakers and fuel injectors. MAGNETO 6.2’s calculations include force, torque, flux linkage and inductance.

A new voltage coils/winding feature in MAGNETO 6.2 allows users to specify voltage excitation to calculate the current draw. In addition, a new energy/coenergy-by-region command can be used as an alternate method to calculate force and torque.A direct link to SPEED motor design software’s brushless dc motor module allows users to launch MAGNETO from SPEED and automatically perform their analysis.

MAGNETO’s Hybrid BE-FE Method combines the strengths of the boundary element (BEM) and finite element methods (FEM) to provide faster and more-accurate solutions. MAGNETO 6.2 features the addition of quadratic finite elements and angular periodic FEM. Quadratic finite elements are especially useful for cogging torque solutions and providing smoother field calculations.

One of the general enhancements in the latest release is the capability for multiple-level Undo/Redo for geometry editing, rather than a single Undo function. Another improvement is the ability to highlight, copy and paste text from the Message Area into other programs. The program also offers “Improved Wording”, a more-efficient use of the Message Area and the ability to customize fonts and commands provide a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Meanwhile, an improved command line prompts let you know what command you’re in and what it’s asking for. This feature is especially helpful if you stop working on a model and return to it at a later time.

In addition to these enhancements, the upgrade contains Geometry, Modify and Analysis Menu Enhancements, as well as View and Utilities Menu Enhancements. For more information, see www.integratedsoft.com.

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