In our growing client base are a variety of commercial industries producing state-of-the-art magnetic bearings, optical scanning, semiconductor manufacturing, disk storage and pick & place products. As part of our design/development process, we address our customer product parameters in a unique sequence of engineering functions.
Airex typically utilizes design models matching the requirements of our unique approach to electromagnetic design. The model is a fast access database designed to match our customer requirements, which integrates computer generated Lumped Parameter Models (LPM), 3D Solid Modeling (3D SM) and magnetic / thermal Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
This process begins by entering design input data into a LPM configured for the selected design approach. A parametric model is generated using the LPM output data. This 3D solid model is reviewed for mechanical compatibility with the design concept. Initial coil characteristics are then input to FEA models along with mechanical variables to characterize the magnetic circuit. The resultant characterization of the magnetic path is then iterated through the LPM and the 3D solid model until the coil configuration is optimized to our customer requirements.
These interactive models result in an output that insures maximum product performance, as well as prototypes that provide the final design validation. Empirical test data is then put back through the development process to insure the viability of our assumptions, to verify the model and to optimize any of our customer design requirements. These models are based on many years of experience in the development of a variety of magnetic components.
The following illustrates the flow of our integrated design process.