Sweden’s Höganäs AB has announced a change in its strategy regarding electric motor applications, moving away from in-house product development to focus on providing technical support to customers developing their own systems.
“With the new business focus, customers will benefit more from our key competence and experience than before,” stated Hans Söderberg, Director Electric Drive Systems at Höganäs. “We will not compete with other drive systems manufacturers, but support them in developing new and more efficient solutions.”
Höganäs has many years’ experience of developing soft magnetic powders, such as its Somaloy range, and the company will now help customers drive the development of new motor technologies. “The combination of our vast material know-how and experience from drive systems development is a perfect match. In Höganäs, customers will find a competent and reliable partner,” added Söderberg.
Somaloy is the Soft Magnetic Composite (SMC) brand from Höganäs. The key concept is to produce components with 3D magnetic properties by pressing Somaloy powder to a desired shape. Somaloy materials are composed of surface-insulated iron powder particles, which in one single step can be compacted to form components with complex shapes and tight tolerances.