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Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

The UK’s leading conference gathering of senior level executives from the UK manufacturing industry (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

21/04/2020 - 23/04/2020

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2020

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)


Vision solutions have been applied in almost any industry you can think of. Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, (more)

PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Magnomatics gears up with Rolls-Royce for marine development

Magnomatics gears up with Rolls-Royce for marine development

Magnomatics, a leading manufacturer of magnetic gears is pleased to announce that it is to work with Rolls-Royce and ATB Laurence Scott to develop its highly efficient and compact Pseudo Direct Drive (PDD®) for marine applications.  

In a collaborative development project worth more than £1.7 million and co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the team will design, manufacture and test a 2.5MW Magnetically Geared Propulsion Motor (MGPM) powered by Magnomatics PDD.

It is anticipated that the MGPM will offer significant benefits for marine propulsion by significantly increasing the electrical efficiency compared to existing state of the art electrical machines. Moreover, with a magnetic gear the MGPM will deliver a very compact, low maintenance and robust propulsion system.

The aggregated efficiency benefits and low operational maintenance advantages would allow more flexible propulsion systems to be used on many types of vessels leading to an improvement in average fleet efficiency and therefore reducing emissions.

David Latimer, CEO of Magnomatics commented, “We are delighted to have secured Innovate UK support for this project. Marine propulsion is a great application for the Magnomatics PDD and Rolls-Royce and ATB Laurence Scott are great partners to bring this technology to market.”


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