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MAGSOFT MOTOR-CAD V2 INCLUDES NEW MACHINE TYPES.

Magsoft Corporation, Troy, N.Y., has launched Motor-CAD Version 2. This new release, co-developed with Motor Design Ltd. of Shropshire, UK, features improved simulation and interface technologies. Several new machine types have been added as well. Magsoft's electric machine customers are now equipped with a suite of award-winning numerical tools to deliver innovation.

Motor-CAD V2 now includes the following machine types:

* Brushless permanent magnet motors

* Induction motors

* Switched reluctance motors

* Brush permanent magnet motors

* Synchronous generators

* Claw pole generators

Motor-CAD is particularly valuable in the conceptual stage of the design process for motors and generators. Motor-CAD rapidly computes the thermal solution of a design using lumped parameter circuit modeling. As in earlier versions, a user can perform either steady-state or transient analysis, but now the transient calculation accepts complex duty-cycles. Potential cooling configurations can be explored to identify either the most promising alternatives or those prone to thermal failure. ActiveX development has been completed which now permits a user to vary the input/output parameters and to control the simulation process directly, allowing the user to quickly explore the various sensitivities of a motor.

The Motor-CAD interface allows one to easily enter relevant motor data through clearly structured templates. Users can characterize their design alternatives with the control of input parameters such as the following:

* 3D geometry features

* Conductor type, winding layout, and power controls

* Electrical and mechanical losses

* Physical and thermal material properties

* Housing, potting, and cooling configurations

According to Shep Salon, president of Magsoft, "Electric machine designers have consistently told us that the magnetics and mechanics are only part of their problem, and that thermal aspects are becoming more critical to the overall success of any design. Motor-CAD's revolutionary approach provides the user with a rapid solution to the 3D thermal behavior of a particular design idea. We are confident that this virtual view into the cooling of machines will allow our users to continue their successes."

About Magsoft

Magsoft Corporation markets leading computer-aided-engineering (CAE) simulation tools. These tools are used by manufacturers to accelerate and manage precise design solutions for devices such as motors, transformers, actuators, and sensors. Magsoft offers a range of products and services, and has comprehensive facilities throughout North America and Asia.

For more information, http://www.magsoft-flux.com or call 518/271-1352.
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