Electromagnetic Brakes and Clutches

Magnetic clutch
Magnetic field in and around magnetic clutch

For many practical applications, it is necessary to provide a breaking clutch. INTEGRATED’s 3D software is ideally suited for this type of application. Since its boundary element method does not require meshing any air space, it is a simple matter to set up parametrics which modify the design and provide the correct breaking torque.

Unlike a finite element solution, the mesh does not have to be recreated at each new position of magnet alignment. The software comes with a built in library of materials which is easily extended by the user’s own commonly used library of materials

Torque production such as electromagnetic brakes and clutches due to induced eddy currents can be calculated using our CAE software OERSTED (2D/RS) or FARADAY (3D simulation). Thermal analysis using KELVIN (2D/RS) or CELSIUS (3D simulation) may also be desired.

Analysis Type 2D or RS

3D

Eddy Current Coupling Analysis

OERSTED (Transient Rotation)

FARADAY (Phasor Approximation)

Thermal Analysis KELVIN
CELSIUS