The Mercedes-Mayback Vision 6 Cabriolet showcases a performance-oriented electric powertrain perfectly, which integrates four permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. All-wheel drive with an output of 750 horsepower (550kW) that does zero to sixty in less than four seconds. Not bad!
High speed rail prototype places passenger cars on the track using high-strength, permanent magnets propelled through vacuum and air pressure. Revolutionary design uses magnetic pull rather than repusion, and can climb grades as steep as 10% even in the presence of ice and snow. While Elon Musk's Hyperloop One is getting attention, Flight Rail has it's own appealing set of advantages.
As fuel prices rise, shipping costs can be kept steady by making the shift to permanent magnet shaft generators. New advances in shipboard energy storage may eliminate the need for auxiliary generators altogether. Stricter regulations may provide incentive for vessel owners to make the investment.
Complex and high efficiency devices require advanced engineering tools, experienced engineers and quality processes to achieve successful, commercially viable designs. Even customers with sophisticated in-house magnetics design capabilities appreciate the support and perspective of Arnold engineers.
Electric motors are everywhere and powering everything from dump-trucks to ferries to airplanes. Permanent magnets and magnet assemblies make the green revolution in transportation possible.
Huge factor in skyrocketing neodymium prices: China's commitment to environmental responsibility. Rare earths are in high demand as the world clamors to be more "green," but the production process is anything but "green." Prices will continue to climb as China weeds out unofficial operators and inspects plants for compliance issues. (Arnold only sources licensed neodymium)