Booming Order Volume, Rocket Month - May 2019

We are pleased to announce our new customers in May 2019. Welcome to our customer-family, we are looking forward to an excellent collaboration:

-        Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

-        BayWa AG, Germany

-        TU Delft, Netherlands

-        Politecnico di Torino, Italy

-        Curtin University, Australia

-        University of Auckland, New Zealand

-        Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany

-        Winco OY, Finland

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13 May 2019, Unterhaching, Germany

MAGMENT Marketing Team

Big Bit with MAGMENT in China, Shenzhen - Magnetizable concrete for dynamic charging means less batteries

磁性混凝土或让无线动态充电、无限续航成为可能

大比特商务网 作者:楚驰 2019-04-15

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(左二为Miroslav Tesic 、右二为Mauricio Esguerra)

从阳光到薪火,由薪火至煤炭,再过度到石油、天然气、水力、核能等中不难看出,人类文明的每一次巨大飞跃,都必然伴随着新的能源技术的兴起,其发展之初都无一例外地曾受到旧能源、生产模式、思维模式的强烈阻挠与冲击,但却依然凭借着不断的创新推动了社会文明的进步。新能源汽车概莫能外,在其蓬勃发展的同时,一直亦饱受质疑与诟病,其电池续航、系统完善度、充电桩不普及、环境保护等问题成为悬在所有车企头上的一把利剑,并屡次成为新闻讨论的焦点,尤其在2019年新能源车补贴金额退坡已成定局的前提下,更给市场前景蒙上了一层阴影。

但任何事情都具有两面性,危机有时意味着转机,它往往进一步刺激了新材料、新工艺的产生,德国Magment公司精心研发的磁性混凝土技术可望突破现有的续航理论极限,或提前让新能源汽车的发展进入一个爆发期。

4月12日,大比特资讯在深圳格兰云天大酒店专访了Magment 创始人兼首席执行官 Mauricio Esguerra、业务开发经理Miroslav Tesic。

据了解,早前即有日本企业研制出一种带有磁性的混凝土,该混凝土可在水下及海洋工程建筑中使用,用于定位。例如,预先在危险区段用磁性混凝土铺设路段,当施工人员穿着装有磁敏元件的鞋子踏入区域时,便能立即测知该区段是否属于危险区,从而避免事故发生;另外,用该混凝土在特定路面上作磁性标记,盲人可借助装有磁敏元件的手杖探路安全行走,汽车驾驶员也能借助装在车内的磁敏元件,获知该路段的交通信息。

显然,曾就职于西门子 Spinoff Epcos 的 Esguerra 及其团队的研究成果要更胜一筹。

Esguerra为我们描述了实际的应用场景:“我司研发的磁性混凝土具备精确调制磁性参数的功能,只须把它与我们自主开发一种嵌入线圈的发射端,一起预先铺设在高速公路、BRT、轨道交通、叉车、各种电动车等交通工具行驶的路基下,就能通过 85 kHz 的‘谐振’对过往车辆进行动态无线充电。当发射线圈与接收线圈之间的间距为 20 厘米时,我们的充电技术甚至可以达到惊人的 95%的效率,这种‘谐振’势必颠覆共振充电领域一直被高通等大公司独享的局面!”

Esguerra还为我们透露了Magment公司2019年的一揽子发展计划,包括在芬兰萨罗城、德国慕尼黑、北京、哥伦比亚等国兴建固定无线充电站等。

Tesic介绍:“我们的专利技术具备混凝土的机械强度,不仅坚固耐用,而且与路面其它材料能完美兼容,可广泛用于静态和动态无线充电。由于其易塑性、低密度和重量轻等特性,还可被用于电动汽车上的接收线圈,它与公司另一项专利材料‘聚拢磁场超材料’一起能达成无线充电模块里行业最高的传输效率!”

相比其他电气工程材料,磁性混凝土的另一项主要优势在于性价比高。根据 Esguerra 的说法,电池用量可能会减少 80% ,这会直接降低电动车的价格和重量,因为如果可以在汽车行驶中给其电池充电,车辆便不需要太大的电池了。这种更紧凑的电池被安装在车轮之间,大大节省了空间。

Esguerra 说:“公司曾以120 公里/小时的速度测试了该项技术,实验表明,车辆的行驶速度对传输效率影响很小,无线充电的传输功率仅受车内电子电路的限制。未来或许只需50 千瓦的电池即足够,根本不需要 300 千瓦那么大的。此外,在车辆行驶中充电可以延长电池寿命,因为电池永远不会达到极低的电量状态。”

记者还了解到,根据国际非电离辐射防护委员会(ICNIRP 2010)的规定,电磁辐射对动物的强度不得高于 27 µT;使用MAGMENT的无线充电系统符合该标准,且测得的数值低于商品防盗装置以及安检金属探测装置等的电磁辐射强度,对人体是无害的。

我们相信,随着科学技术的进步,将推动新材料向更高、更新的方向发展,为整个行业的良性发展铺平道路,未来有关新能源汽车的种种质疑或不攻自破。

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Sweden: World's first inductive charging smart road

April 12, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty 

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Sweden is to commission the world's first smart road that can charge inductively both an electric truck and a bus while in full motion.

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is to commission the Smart Road Gotland consortium with technology from Electreon for dynamic wireless mobile power transfer through a demonstration road system in a SEK116m (€11m) project. The installation is invisible to road users with coils deployed 8 cm under the surface and activated only when corresponding vehicle drives on top of it.

The consortium will deploy a fully functional public shuttle service and test bed through a 1.6 km long electric smart road as part of the total route of 4.1 km between the airport and city center of Visby on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. The electric truck will be test-driven by a professional in varied seasonal conditions to ensure that the system is ready for large-scale roll out.

Long haul heavy trucks will benefit significantly from the Electreon smart road system as heavy batteries and stops for charging are not needed, using a supercapacitor instead to collect the energy from the coils.

Gotland GPe Circuit, which runs the GotlandRing sustainable race and test circuit, worked with the World Ecological Forum and Electreon. The consortium also includes EiTech, a Swedish subsidiary of Vinci, one of the world's biggest infrastructure and construction companies, and the Swedish Rise Research Institute. It also includes Dan transport, an Israeli bus operator and a strategic investor in Electreon which is providing a HIGER E-Bus based on a supercapacitor, while the coils for the smart road are manufactured by French company Hutchinson.

"For the whole consortium, it's wonderful news that we have been selected as the top candidate. It is of utmost importance to significantly reduce CO2-emissions within the transport sector. To commence with the heavier transports is logical since the biggest emission improvements can be gained where the usage and tonnage is the highest," said  Alec Arho-Havrén, CEO and founder of Gotland GPe Circuit/GotlandRing and World Ecological Forum.

"We, the Swedish Transport Administration, believe that electric roads are an important contribution to reducing CO2-emissions from heavy transportation. Demonstrating and evaluating new technical solutions for electric routes is one of our most important steps in our long-term plan for a potential rollout of electrified routes on the heavy road network in Sweden," said Jan Pettersson, program manager for the Swedish Transport Administration.

"Electreon's wireless electric road technology makes it possible to electrify truck fleets economically without the need to carry huge batteries and stop for charging and without creating a visual hazard. The selection of Electreon by the Swedish government after careful filtration testifies to the recognition of the potential of the technology to bring the global electrification revolution to the next critical stage of full implementation," said Oren Ezer, CEO of Electreon in Israel.

Link: https://www.eenewspower.com/news/worlds-first-inductive-charging-smart-road#

MAGMENT: https://www.eenewspower.com/news/magnetic-concrete-could-make-wireless-ev-charging-affordable

MAGMENT - The Second Prize Winner of the 3rd China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition - Berlin Division

THE 3rd CHINA (SHENZHEN) INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - Second Prize Winner,

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From 255 applications of the Berlin Division of the 3rd China Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition MAGMENT won the second prize.

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Viodi: A Concrete Plan for Wireless Charging

Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment, Electric Vehicles

A Concrete Plan for Wireless Charging #IDTechEx

by Ken Pyle, Managing Editor • December 13, 2018 • 

The concept of wireless charging sounds great until literally, the rubber hits the road. It is one thing to make the technology work in a lab but creating a wireless charging system that easily integrates into an existing street and withstands the stress and pounding of heavy vehicle traffic is an entirely different challenge.

Magment’s approach is unique in the world of electronics as they mix, low-cost, recycled ferrite material into concrete (or asphalt, as indicated on their website), providing mechanical reinforcement while magnetizing the cured concrete. Embedding a coil into the concrete mixture allows them to create an antenna that radiates power to a vehicle-mounted receiver and achieve power transfer efficiencies of up to 96%.

Speaking at the 2018 IDTechExpo, Magment CEO and Co-Founder, Mauricio Esguerra, discusses how this is a relatively low-cost way to add wireless charging to a city’s infrastructure. Poured as regular concrete, Magment’s solution could add wireless charging in parking lots, bus stops and traffic signals to provide opportunistic charging. Longer-term, it could be used to roads that wirelessly charge vehicles (reducing the size of the batteries needed in those vehicles).

It also has dual-use potential, such as traffic counting (e.g. replacing the loops that Departments of Transportation embed in the road). As an example of such an application, Magment is working with another German start-up, Park Here, to integrate with their self-powered sensors and associated parking management system.¹

Esguerra indicates that one of the first tests of the Magment concrete is in Finland to provide wireless charging at bus stops for the fixed route, shared Sensible4 autonomous shuttle. They are also testing with Linkker electric buses and have plans for a trial in Beijing. Although they have tested dynamic road charging up to 55 MPH, he is hopeful that the introduction of GaN (Gallium nitride) semiconductor technology will allow for faster switching between blocks.

This is just the start, as the concrete could be used for other use-cases, such counters with integrated induction stovetop, electric water taxis or, as Esguerra points out, a magnetized tunnel to help propel a passive hyperloop (e.g. magnets attached to the vehicle and energized from the electrified concrete tunnel).

¹ The idea of interconnected concrete blocks with sensing and, even communications capability (e.g. built-in fiber optics) is also being championed by Integrated Roadways.

Link: https://viodi.com/2018/12/13/a-concrete-plan-for-wireless-charging-idtechex/

MAGMATH:定制磁性元件的在线设计软件

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MAGMENT是一种创新的、经济有效的材料:可循环利用的磁性颗粒嵌入水泥基体中,从而诞生了一种具有高直流偏置能力、低损耗和机械稳定性的可流动材料。这种材料可用于设计任何形状和大小的坚固耐用的电感元件,其分布的空气间隙可以最大程度地减少涡流损失。

Magnetizable Concrete Paves The Way For EV Charging And Low-Cost Power Magnetics

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MAGMENT magnetizable concrete materials—either cement- or asphalt-based—are a patented technology displaying the mechanical properties of conventional concretes due to the embedding of ferrite particles used as magnetic aggregates. These ferrite particles are obtained from recycled material from the ferrite industry and from the rapidly growing amount of electronic waste. It is worth noting that, unlike lithium, all chemical elements needed to produce this material (iron, manganese, zinc, calcium and aluminum) belong to the most abundant metals on Earth.