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The Magnetic and Electric Field and Force Modeling Software

The Magnetic and Electric Field Modeling and Simulation

EMS is a magnetic and electric field modeling and simulation software. It is a versatile electromagnetic design tool as it calculates the magnetic and electric field and flux, electric potential, voltage, current, magnetic force, electric force, torque, eddy current and losses, resistance, inductance, capacitance, skin effect, proximity effect, and electromagnetic induction.  The applications include transformers, motion industries, electric motor, eddy current, sensors, NDT, NDE, electrical machines, insulator, high voltage, magnets, biomedical, and induction heating.  It offers the state-of-the-art accuracy and power of the finite element method and meshing technology.  Whether your preferred CAD is SOLIDWORKS®, Autodesk® Inventor®, or SpaceClaim, EMS is your indispensable electromagnetic companion.  In addition, EMS is Gold Certified by SOLIDWORKS® Corporation.  EMS solves the basic Maxwell’s equations directly.  Consequently, it can readily be used as a transformer design software, an electric motor design software, a parasitic RLC extractor, a NDT simulation software, a high voltage and high-power simulation software, and more.   This versatility is further explained below.

A Transformer Software and a Calculator

EMS can be used as a transformer design software.  EMS can be used to virtually study critical transformer design parameters, including:

Energy storage

A transformer shall not store any energy but rather transfer instantaneously from input to output.  Unfortunately, in real life transformers do store some undesired energy.  EMS computes the leakage inductance which represents the stored energy between windings regions occupied by non-magnetic media.  Similarly, EMS calculates the mutual inductance which indicates the amount of undesired stored energy in the magnetic core and small air gaps. 

Losses and thermal management

EMS can calculate the maximum “hot spot” temperature rise at the core surface inside the windings center.  This calculation is helpful in determining the smallest core size that meets the required power supply efficiency without exceeding the maximum “hot spot” temperature. To calculate the said temperature rise, EMS takes into consideration all transformer losses including, eddy loss, hysteresis loss, core loss, winding loss, and heat loss as well as the surrounding liquid temperature and convection properties.  

Core selection

EMS calculates the magnetic flux density and saturation levels in the core which can help in selecting the proper core material, shape, and size for any frequency and desired power output.  The transformer’s designer ultimately aims at choosing a shape easy to manufacture, as small of a core size as possible, and the least expensive core material while respecting the required power without saturating the core. 

Open and short circuit tests

Open and short circuit tests of a transformer are critical but costly and time consuming.  EMS enables the designer to virtually run these tests accurately and efficiently. 

Insulation coordination

EMS calculates the dielectric breakdown which is instrumental in selecting the proper bushings, surge arrestors and other insulating infrastructure.  This type of calculation helps the designer meet the various insulation coordination standards. 

Short-circuit forces

EMS calculates the magnetic force acting both on the windings and the core material as well as the stress and structural displacement due to these forces.  This type of calculations is helpful in guaranteeing the structural integrity of the transformer. 

A Motor Software and a Calculator

EMS can be used as a motor design software and can be used to virtually study critical electric motor design parameters, including:

Parameters estimation

Winding inductance and resistance play significant role in control and state estimation of electrical motors. The example of this would be phase current control in a SRM motor or rotor position estimation in a sensor-less BLDC. EMS can determine these parameter values for a desired set of frequency and current conditions.

3D modeling problems

EMS is full 3D modeling platform. This enables simulation of some important topologies and effects which are otherwise impossible to analyze:
-Skewing of slots or rotor poles is a common technique for cogging force reduction. Its results can be estimated only if interaction between stator and rotor is captured in all 3 dimensions.
-Advanced machine topologies such as axial flux and transverse flux machines inherently operate with 3D flux distribution and should be treated as such.
-End windings have a significant effect on the winding resistance, as well as its leakage inductance.

Torque

EMS can compute transient and steady state torque profiles for various electrical machine topologies such as Permanent magnet AC machine, BLDC, Switched Reluctance, Induction etc. Torque results for different rotor RPMs and winding currents determine the optimal operating conditions. Furthermore, EMS helps minimize the cogging torque by comparing its magnitude for different air gap lengths or fractional slot pitches.

Core material  

Successful machine design depends on accurate representation of nonlinear phenomenon in the core material such as flux saturation, eddy current and hysteresis losses. EMS comes with a library of predefined solid and laminated core materials. Designer can easily compare different materials in terms of the saturation, core losses and overall efficiency. Core and winding loss results can be coupled with EMS's thermal solver and determine temperature rise and cooling requirements.

Shape and sizing        

Machine radius, length and number of poles will greatly determine its torque and power rating. However, finer geometrical features of the magnetic circuit have profound effect on the machine performance. For example, shape of squirrel cage bars in an Induction motor will affect how torque changes with the rotor slip.  All these parameters can be readily varied inside EMS to evaluate their effect on the performance of the motor.

Parasitic RLC Extraction

EMS can be used as a parasitic RLC extractor.  That is, it accurately calculates the resistance, the inductance, and the capacitance for any arbitrary 3D electric and electronics structure.  These calculations take into consideration the proximity effect, the skin effect, the dielectric and ohmic loss, and the frequency dependence.   In other words, both DC and AC parasitic RLC are calculated.  These parasitic values are instrumental in modeling various electric and electronics devices and circuits, including:

High-speed electronics

RLC models for high-speed electronic devices such as ICs, PCBs, packages, and on-chip passive components are crucial in studying crosstalk and distortion, interconnect delays and ringing, and ground bounce. 

Power converters

RLC models are useful in simulating power electronic equipment such as bus bars, cables, inverters and converters commonly found in power distribution applications, and hybrid and electric vehicles.

Touchscreen modeling

The modeling of touchscreens found in today’s smart phones and computers heavily depends on the accurate calculation of the capacitance of the screen wires. 

NDT simulation software

Electromagnetic fields and waves are widely used in the nondestructive testing technologies.  Because EMS accurately calculates the magnetic flux and eddy current, it covers a wide varies of electromagnetic NDT techniques including: eddy-current testing (ECT), magnetic flux leakage (MFL), remote field testing (RFT), magnetic particle inspection (MPI), pulses eddy current (PEC), and the alternating current field measurement (ACFM).  NDT screening commonly involves the movement of the NDT probes.  EMS is well-suited to model this type of motion since EMS couples to Solidworks Motion. 

Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor Seamless Integration

EMS seamless integration in the three main CAD platforms empowers you to simulate the most intricate electrical machine, motor, generator, sensor, transformer, high voltage apparatus, high power machine, electrical switch, valve, actuator, PCB, levitation machine, loud speaker, permanent magnet machine, NDT equipment, inverter, converter, bus bar, inductor, bushings, or biomedical equipment.  You don't need to "reinvent the wheel", just acquire a CAD model from the mechanical drafting personnel and start your magnet or magnetic simulation instantly without any modification.  If you wish to make a modification on the acquired CAD model, you won’t need to go back to the drafting personnel because commercial CAD packages such as Solidworks are parametric and hierarchical.  Change it yourself "on the fly".  If the drafting department or colleague use a different CAD package, most probably they can save it for you in Parasolid, ACIS, IGES, STEP, STL, CATIA, or ProE kernel.  You then import it into SOLIDWORKS®, Autodesk® Inventor®, or Ansys SpaceClaim and continue your electromagnetic design.

Multi-Physics Capabilities

EMS is a true multi-physics software and simulation package.  It enables you to couple your magnet, magnetic, and electrical design to Thermal, Structural, and Motion analyses on the same model and mesh in a hassle-free integrated environment without any need to import, export any data.  This integrated multi-physics environment means: no cluttering, no jumping around, no mishmashing, no chaos, no confusion, and no mess.  It also means: efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.   

Electro-Thermal Analysis

Your design involves electro-thermal aspects? Easy and hands-free! Just check "Couple to thermal"  steady-state or transient in the study properties.  EMS automatically computes the joule, eddy, and core losses and feeds them into the thermal solver.  You may readily add non-electromagnetic heat loadings by applying volume heat, heat flux, or simply fixed temperature.  Taking into account the environment conditions such as convection and radiation, EMS thermal steady-state or transient computes the temperature, temperature gradient, and heat flux and saves them to "Thermal Results" folder.   

Electro-Structural Analysis

By the same token, the electro-mechanical coupling is also easy and hands-free.  The "Couple to structural" option invokes the EMS structural solver, after transferring the local force distribution in relevant parts in addition to the mechanical loads and constraints, and then computes the displacements.  The stress and strain are deduced subsequently and added to the "Structural Results" folder as well.   If the more general electro-thermo-mechanical coupling is desired, EMS transfers both the thermal and structural loads to the Thermal and Structural solvers.  The Thermal solver, in turn, feeds the thermal loads to the Structural solver which computes the final displacements that reflect both the electromagnetic and the thermal loads while taking into account the magnetic, electrical, thermal, and structural environments.  

Solidworks Motion integration

Electrical machines and drives usually encompass moving parts and components.  Generally speaking, the resulting motion is simply rotational such as motors or translational such as linear actuators.  Nevertheless, some applications such MagLev and Eddy current braking may provoke all the motion six degrees of freedom.  In such case, only EMS can handle such intricate machines and equipment. Why? Because EMS couples to the most versatile and powerful mechanical motion package, Solidworks Motion®.  To find out more about this robust package, please visit: https://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/simulation/motion-analysis.htm  The coupling to SolidWorks Motion® is again hassle-free.  After creating a SolidWorks Motion® study, simply instruct EMS to couple to it. That is it and that is all.  

Grabcad, 3dcontencentral, traceparts

In recent years a burgeoning number of free 3D CAD models -millions- have become available in CAD depositories such as grabcad.com,   www.3dcontentcentral.com, and  www.traceparts.com.  Consequently, you can simply grab a CAD model from the depositories, make necessary changes, and start your finite element analysis instantly.  

EMS Results

EMS empowers you, the designer, to compute electric, magnetic, mechanical, and thermal parameters, including:
  • Electric Force
  • Electric Torque
  • Magnetic Force
  • Magnetic Torque
  • Electromagnetic Force
  • Electromagnetic Torque
  • Magnetic Flux Density
  • Magnetic Field
  • Electric Field
  • Electric Flux
  • Current Flow
  • Eddy Current
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • Resistance
  • Hysterisis loss
  • Eddy loss
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Stress
  • Flux Linkage
  • Core Loss
  • Breakdown Voltage
  • Lorentz Force
  • Lorentz Torque
  • Skin effect
  • Proximity effect
  • Magnetic Saturation
  • Induced Voltage
  • Force Density
  • Power Loss
  • Temperature
  • Temperature Gradient
  • Heat Flux
  • Back EMF
  • Electric flux density
  • Impedance
  • Ohmic loss
  • Displacement
  • Strain
                                                                           
Magnetostatic Analysis of a DC Motor 2/2

Magnetostatic Analysis of a DC Motor 2/2

Magnetostatic Analysis of a DC Motor 1/2

Magnetostatic Analysis of a DC Motor 1/2

Magnetostatic Analysis of a Clutch

Magnetostatic Analysis of a Clutch

Electrostatic Analysis of a Powerline Insulator

Electrostatic Analysis of a Powerline Insulator

AC Magnetic Analysis of a Transformer 1/2

AC Magnetic Analysis of a Transformer 1/2

AC Magnetic Analysis of a Transformer 2/2

AC Magnetic Analysis of a Transformer 2/2

Electric Conduction Analysis of a Solar Panel

Electric Conduction Analysis of a Solar Panel

Transient Analysis of Induction Channels (TEAM 10)

Transient Analysis of Induction Channels (TEAM 10)

Magnetostatic Analysis of a Solenoid (TEAM 20)

Magnetostatic Analysis of a Solenoid (TEAM 20)

Core Loss and Transformers

Core Loss and Transformers

Electric Cooling

Electric Cooling

Solenoid with Motion

Solenoid with Motion

Webinar: Motor Design in EMS

Webinar: Motor Design in EMS

Webinar: Transformers Design in EMS

Webinar: Transformers Design in EMS

Webinar: Solenoid Design in EMS

Webinar: Solenoid Design in EMS

Team Zeus testimonials

Team Zeus testimonials

Yasuhiro Kojima - Development Division Chief
Japan Lifeline Co., Ltd.

Catheter Design Optimization Using The Ems Software Package

Stanley Chun Wee - Student
University of Western Australia

Improvement on the Design and Simulation of an Electromagnetic Actuator for Active Vibration Control

Ben Samples, Sr. RF Packaging Engineer
Microsemi Power Products Group

Wire Inductance ARF300

Chris Andre, Mechanical Engineer
Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Genetronics

Ian Hunter, Ph.D.
Nucleus Scientific & MIT

Analysis of a Highly Nonlinear Lorentz Force Linear Motion Electromagnetic Actuator Using EMS

Prof. Davor Grgic
University of Zagreb

Analysis of a 3 phases system

Peter Markowski
Envelope Power, Ansonia, Conn.

Magnetic component design - New generation of 3D electromagnetic finite element analysis software with breakthrough simplicity facilitates magnetic component design

Mário Maia: Electrical Engineer & Ricardo Castro Lopes - Electromagnetic Engineer
efacec

SEM with EMS for SolidWorks Three-Phase Generator Step-up Transformer

Peter Markowski
Envelope Power, Ansonia, Conn.

3D FEA Software Solves Tough Inductive Noise Problems

Raju Ahamed*, Muhammad Mahbubur Rashid, Md Meftahul Ferdaus and Hazlina Md. Yusof
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Design and modeling of energy generated magneto rheological damper

Matthew L. Warren, Richard Branam, and Carl Hartsfield
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 & Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH 45355

Examination of Halbach Permanent Magnet Arrays in Miniature Hall-Effect Thrusters

Jonathan Kelley
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Finite Element Method Validity on Biconic Cusp Magnetic Connement

Juan Sebastián Lasprilla Hincapié, Andresdavid Vargas Sandoval, José Zuluaga Parra
Military University of New Granada

AXIAL FLUX ELECTRIC MOTOR

Sean Francis and Soojin Jun
University of Hawaii

Design and Optimization of a Solenoid for Magnetic Field Treatment Using Finite Element Analysis

Damiano Baccarella, Timothy Daniel
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Design of a resistor for an ohmic-heated hypersonic wind tunnel

Robin Horn
The University of Edinburgh

The Development and Production of Yet Another Wind Turbine

Jaromír Klarák
University of Žilina, Slovakia

Design of an open coil for inductive preheating of wires in production line

Rahul Puthukode Ramakrishnan and Rohit Puthukode Ramakrishnan, students
CMR Institute of Technology

Simulation studies of Composite Insulators used in high voltage transmission

Hugues Langlois
École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal

A Hands-on Experiment for Empirical Validation of EMS Magnetostatic Analysis

Biruk Gebre, Kishore Pochiraju
Stevens Institute of Technology

Modeling and Machine Learning Aided Analysis of a Claw-Less Magnetically Coupled Ball-Drive Design

Vitor Nascimento
University of Coimbra

M.A.D Battery (MAgnetic spring Disk)

Emmanuelle Rosati Azevedo, Aaron Knoll
Imperial College London

Magnetic Field Enhancement of the Quad Confinement Thruster

Mihir Pewekar
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology

Analysis of Active Magnetic Bearings

Van Tai Nguyen* and Tien-Fu Lu
University of Adelaide

Analytical Expression of the Magnetic Field Created by a Permanent Magnet with Diametrical Magnetization

Ian Rouse
University of Basel

The electric potential generated in surface-electrode ion traps: a comparison between an analytical model and finite-element methods

David Tersegno and Alexandria Johnson
Brown University

Modeling the electric eld in a spherical void electrodynamic levitator

Paul Schall
University of Stuttgart

Analysis of Influencing Factors on Magnetic Flux Density in Wire Ropes

Greg Zdor
Andrews University

Design of an Induction – Based Plug for Car Engine Block Heater Application

Yee Choon Sean and Kek Jia Yon from Tunku
Abdul Rahman University College

Investigating, Analyzing and Improving of Electric Field and Voltage Distributions along 230 kV High Voltage Insulators

Rainer Küüsvek
Imperial College London

Design of a Novel 300W Thruster: The Vectorable Cross-Field (VeX) Thruster

Skriptyan N. H. Syuhri and Andrea Cammarano
University of Glasgow

Simulation of A Reluctance Actuator

Tyler Naughton, Christian Petrie, and Jamie Coble
Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee

Capacitance-Based Dimensional Change Sensors for In-Pile Materials Measurements

Fco. Javier López-Alcolea ; Javier Vázquez ; Pedro Roncero-Sánchez ; Alfonso Parreno Torres
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales

Modeling of a Magnetic Coupler Based on Single and Double-Layered Rectangular Planar Coils With In-Plane Misalignment for Wireless Power Transfer

  • Ian Hunter, Ph.D.
    Ian Hunter, Ph.D.
    Nucleus Scientific & MIT

    A Lorentz force linear motion actuator was built to deliberately exhibit a highly nonlinear current for force relation even when the coil was completely immersed in the magnetic field. Magnets were arranged radially around the coil but only half the permissible number were included in order to generate a more complex actuator configuration to test the ability of the EMS electromagnetic finite element analysis software to handle more challenging magnetic path geometries. A detailed set of experiments were carried out on the actual actuator and a similar set of analyses were undertaken using the EMS magnetostatic electromagnetic finite element analysis software. EMS correctly accounted for the gross nonlinearities in the current to force measurements.

  • Hocine Djellab, Ph.D.
    Hocine Djellab, Ph.D.
    Verdun Anodizing

    I am the R&D manager at Verdun Anodizing. Verdun has been in business of anodizing of aerospace and military components for over 70 years.

    I used EMS to simulate primary and secondary current distributions in our electrochemical cells using the Electric Conduction module.Using this tool, we succeeded in optimizing the setup of the electrochemical cells by studying various material of the electrodes and the bath parameters such as the acid concentration and temperature.A trial-and-error procedure would have taken us years to achieve the optimal design achieved using EMS. It was a well worth it investment.

  • Christer Söderberg, Specialist DC Machines
    Christer Söderberg, Specialist DC Machines
    ABB AB

    ABB Automation Products business unit in Västerås, Sweden designs and produces large and powerful DC motors for major industrial applications.  The output power of such motors actually ranges from 30 KW to 1400 KW!

    The Research & Development Department of the DC Motors division is currently developing a new generation of larger DMI motors.  They use the CAD software package SolidWorks and its Gold Certified electromagnetic Add-in, EMS, from ElectroMagneticWorks to optimize their design.  With the help of these powerful design tools, they aim to develop powerful DC machines.  Such machines will achieve output power and torque significantly higher and more compact than any DC motors available on the market today.

  • Chris Andre, Mechanical Engineer
    Chris Andre, Mechanical Engineer
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals (formerly Genetronics), specializes in developing technology and hardware that has the potential to allow physicians to more efficiently and cost-effectively deliver life-saving drugs or beneficial genes to patients with catastrophic illnesses, including cancer. The company is the technology leader in electroporation therapy (EPT), the application of very brief, carefully controlled, pulsed electric fields, to human cells. This process causes pores to open in the cell membrane and allows pharmaceuticals or genes, injected in the area prior to the application of the electric pulse, to gain access to the cell's interior. The cell pores close up a short time later, trapping the chemotherapeutic agents inside the cancer cell, so they can destroy the cell



    EMS and SolidWorks play a vital role in evaluating the electrical fields used with Inovio's electroporation devices, helping to determine and optimize the electrical field strength throughout the volume of space around the electrodes



    EMS and SolidWorks have significantly sped up Inovio product development. "The time savings are so dramatic they are, in a sense, unquantifiable," says Andre. "Using EMS, we can change an electrode geometry and analyze an electrical field within a half hour. If we had to do these three dimensional calculations for the more complicated electrode geometries by hand, it would take days."

  • Steve Bornhoft, Mechanical Engineer
    Steve Bornhoft, Mechanical Engineer
    BIO-CHEM FLUIDICS

    BIO-CHEM FLUIDICS designs and manufactures high quality BIO-CHEM VALVE™ brand solenoid operated Micro-Pumps, Isolation Valves, Pinch Valves and Electric Rotary Valves.  BIO-CHEM used EMS and SolidWorks to design their solenoids.  Steve sent us the following email:



    "Just to let you know, we have designed a solenoid using your software and built a prototype and the final results are within plus or minus 5%.  This is truly incredible.  We are going to be using your software to redesign our entire solenoid product line!  Take care and I will let you know if I have any problems."

  • Mark Maska, Mechanical Design Engineer
    Mark Maska, Mechanical Design Engineer
    Philips Dunlee

    Dunlee is a division of Philips Healthcare.  Dunlee is the World Leader in the Design, Manufacture and Distribution of CT and Radiographic X-Ray Products.  The company used EMS and SolidWorks in the design of X-Ray sources.  We received the following quote from Mark:

    “EMWorks electrostatic analysis interfaces well with Solidworks to quickly design and optimize high voltage x-ray sources.”

     

  • Alessandro Puliero, Research & Development
    Alessandro Puliero, Research & Development
    COELME SPA

    "Part of Southern States group since 2004, we are now the world leader in the field of disconnectors and switchers. The roots of our history are nearly one century old, which guarantees the highest level of experience. From 3 industrial sites, we bring the right solution to hundreds of customers in the world. The Research & Development Department uses the EMS to optimize our products"

  • Laurent Klopfenstein, Mechatronics Engineer
    Laurent Klopfenstein, Mechatronics Engineer
    AB Elektronik GmbH

    AB Elektronik GmbH is one of the best class developer and manufacturer of sensors and mechatronic systems for automotive and industrial applications. Our divisional center of competence is located in Germany and UK. Our focus is to develop new sensor based either on inductive or magnetic technologies as well as pressure or temperature sensors.



    “we mainly use the software for the improvement of speed sensor like crankshaft and camshaft sensor, the first stage of simulating the actual design and compare the result with EMS simulation gave us high confidence on the software, the second stage was the improvement of the system itself, and thanks to the software, we have done it much faster and much cheaper than with usual method like prototyping or try and error”

  • Wesley Wills, Product Design Engineer - PSD
    Wesley Wills, Product Design Engineer - PSD
    Southern States

    Southern States is the leading innovator for products for high voltage power transmission and distribution. Special purpose switching devices, Economical solutions, Superior technology.

    EMS has been a valuable analysis tool for Southern States LLC. The program itself works well in conjunction with Solidworks and what is most valuable is the hands-on responsive support we receive from EM Works when we need help.

    We are pleased with the EM Works team and hope to see more of the same customer-focus in 2013.

    Thank you.



    Posted on: December 28, 2012

  • David GIRARD, Electromagnetic Engineer
    David GIRARD, Electromagnetic Engineer
    Tec Automatismes

    For over 40 years, TEC AUTOMATISMES has developed products perfectly fitting customers and markets requirements worldwide.


    Founded in 1962, our company designs and manufactures products in full accordance with the latest technical and technological advancements. We thus offer global "tailor-made" solutions including: Relays (TEC and MTI brand names), Solenoids and hold magnets, Sequencers and programmable controllers, Electric control panels.


    “We use EMS to calculate the forces in order to improve ours actuals solenoids and to build news products (solenoids and holding magnets).


    This software permits to reduce the number of prototypes. The results are accurate, we can check that every time we build a product designed with EMS.


    Thank you so much”.


    Posted on: January 2, 2013


     

  • Raimund Streland - Technical Manager
    Raimund Streland - Technical Manager
    Pfiffner Deutschland GmbH

    For more than 30 years, Pfiffner has been developing rotary transfer systems of the highest precision and flexibility. Thanks to our meticulous spirit of inventiveness, solution-oriented practice and unparalleled knowledge of the market, Pfiffner has today become a world-leading partner of the most innovative industries and has established itself as one of the largest independent machine tool manufacturers in the whole of Switzerland.

    For about 2 years we are using EMS, mostly for electrical field calculation in high voltage equipment. Also we are a very young company; we personally have a long time experience using finite element software. To get familiar with EMS, I have had a web seminar. Some hours on some days were enough to start up. The support during the “learning time” by the EMS Team was very good. Now I’m an experienced user, phone calls with the service team become more and more seldom.

    What’s the extract?

    * EMS is well structured; the use is intuitive and logical.

    * It works together with Solid Works without problems.

    * The output (reports and pictures) is clear and in very good quality.

    * Very good support.

    Conclusion: Highly recommended



    Posted on: January 9, 2013

  • Aaron Rhodes - Mechanical Engineer
    Aaron Rhodes - Mechanical Engineer
    GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

    We provide equipment and services that support the growth of the solar and LED industries. Our market leadership is based on innovation, deep domain crystallization and material expertise and operational execution. These qualities allow us to enable the evolution and commercialization of new technologies by elevating performance, improving quality and lowering cost. 

    "…I found the onsite training very helpful in getting me started and the people at EMWorks were knowledgeable and friendly. Any time I’ve had a question; the support staff has gotten back to me quickly and helped to resolve any problems. The software is easy to navigate as it is well integrated into SolidWorks and has a good help file"

  • Yasuhiro Kojima - Development Division Chief
    Yasuhiro Kojima - Development Division Chief
    Japan Lifeline Co., Ltd.

    Since the founding of Japan Lifeline in 1981, we have focused on Japanese cardiac treatment developments and have accumulated extensive know-how in this field.

    At the same time we have fostered a strong business as a cardiovascular-system-related medical equipment specialist trading company.

    Presently, cases of cardiac disease (heart related illnesses) are on the rise, and this disease is rated among the three major causes of death along with cancer and cerebrovascular disease. On the other hand, advances are being made in treatment technique and early discovery technique. Many cardiac diseases that were once thought of as difficult to treat are now considered to be treatable.

    "Using the electromagnetic software package EMS, we developed optimal catheters faster and at a lower cost with a minimum number of physical prototypes.  As a result, we brought our products faster to market.  We could not have done it without EMS."



     

  • Benjamin James Carroll - Shell Design Engineer
    Benjamin James Carroll - Shell Design Engineer
    Efacec Power Transformers, Inc., Portgual

     

    Efacec – the largest Portuguese Group in the field of electricity – is present in more than 65 countries, employs around 4500 people and its turnover has already exceeded 1 billion Euros. The portfolio of Efacec's business activities includes: Energy, Transformers, Switchgear, Servicing of Energy, Engineering, Automation, Renewable Energy & Transportation…



    “…The EMS software package has been a great asset to Efacec Power Transformers.  The user interface is easy to understand allowing for fast setup and processing of thermal models.  The accurate results have helped us make better decisions on material use for reducing cost”

  • Stanley Chun Wee - Student
    Stanley Chun Wee - Student
    University of Western Australia

     

    "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to use the ElectroMagneticWorks add-in on SolidWorks. It has been amazing to experiment with.

    The simplicity and intuitiveness of the software made it a very rewarding experience when simulating my model for the purpose of writing my dissertation to which I have given full credit to EMS. Although it might seem intimidating to use at first, the tutorials proved to be the ultimate savior.

    I have truly learned a lot from this software. Knowledge that are taught in the book were only found to be true to a certain extent and it has gave me a new insight in dealing with electromagnetic designs which I have included in my dissertation.

    Keep up the good work."

     

  • Oleg Lyan and  Vincent Monet - Students
    Oleg Lyan and Vincent Monet - Students
    Klaipedos Universitetas



    In our bachelor thesis, a patented “bifilar” coil (BC) type permanent magnet generator (PMG) is constructed for scientific research. The features, working principle and elements of the BCPMG are analyzed.

    The BCPMG is developed from the iron-cored “bifilar” coil topology based on Aleksas Pašilis's and Eleonora Guseinovien's patent (Lithuania) in an attempt to overcome the problems with current rotary type Generators, which have so far been dominant on the market.

    One of the problems is Armature Reactance, which is usually bigger than Resistance.

    The circumstance creates difficulties for designers and operators of the Generator.

    "...That is why patented technology is offered to partially remove or absolutely neglect the reactance of the machine. We used The Simulation Software EMS:

    To get to the flow direction of the Magnetic Flux Densities through the system, which the same is as expected to be.

    To test to a real machine. We found the opportunity of the motion simulation, but there wasn't much time for that investigation.

    We have made only a 1/5 sector of the generator to keep the resources at minimum.

    We used also a Finite Element Magnetic Model (FEMM) to visualize the effects of the system.

    To visualize the effects of the 3 phase current to the flow of flux and densities on the system."




     

  • Zbigniew Usarek - PHD.Student
    Zbigniew Usarek - PHD.Student
    Gdansk University of Technology

     

    Non-destructive testing (NDT) team at the Solid State Physics Department of the Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics cooperates on the broad scale with industry representatives in developing methodology and apparatus for magnetic NDT.



    "Currently we are optimizing Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) with Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) system to evaluate technical condition of pipelines. Such system consists of magnetizing yoke and magnetic field sensors. Working PIG can reach velocity of even 10 m/s due to liquid media pressure. Our job is to model effect of velocity on eddy currents generation and hence distortion of MFL signal.

    We have heard about the EMWorks software as a result of searching for Finite Element Modelling (FEM) software which would be adequate for our purposes. After the review of various offers we stated that EMS has all features we need. The great advantage of this package is that it is based on SolidWorks. Thanks to this design of even very complex models becomes child's play. My first magnetostatic model in EMS was created in just a few minuts! I highly recommend EMWorks software for all those who need friendly interface as well as professional FEM software."



  • Michael Rattray - Engineer
    Michael Rattray - Engineer
    Magnetic Products, Inc.

    Magnetic products inc. (MPI), based in southeastern Michigan, is a worldwide provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions. MPI leads the industry by continuously engineering inventive magnetic equipment and advancing customer education though significant investments in research and development and proactive product training.

    "EMS has been a valuable analysis tool for Magnetic Product Inc. (MPI). The program itself works well in conjunction with inventor and what is most valuable is the hands-on responsive support we receive from EMWorks when we need help."

    We are pleased with the EMWorks team and hope to see more of the same customer-focus in 2014.

     

  • Henk Te Kronnie - Mechanical Engineer
    Henk Te Kronnie - Mechanical Engineer
    Electrotechnische Industrie ETI b.v

    ETI has been designing and delivering reliable transformers and inductors for industrial applications for more than 50 years. ETI also delivers transformers for medical research and railway systems. In addition, ETI designs and produces Wiring Harnesses, Power Units, DC Power Supplies and Constant Voltage Transformers that are used in its Line Conditioners.

    "The EMS for Autodesk Inventor package has been a great tool for ETI. The software is user friendly, very easy to learn, and most important it has been very useful in the evaluation and designing process. EMWorks Support has been prompt and helpful."

     

  • Paul Von Dollen - Graduate Student
    Paul Von Dollen - Graduate Student
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site near Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.



    "I used the AC Magnetics module within the EMS software to model electromagnetic coupling to a lab-scale molten metal charge.  This modeling was meant to investigate the efficiency and efficacy of inductive coupling as a means to heat and stir a metal solvent for a high temperature crystal growth process.  I found the software to be well integrated with Solidworks, with intuitive menus and feature commands.  The array of parameters available for adjustment was quite broad; I was able to easily set up a good proxy for my actual experimental setup.  The ability to copy/paste an entire study in one step made it especially quick to vary parameters and compare results.

     

    EMS software represents a powerful and robust tool for anyone conducting research, design or development of systems involving electromagnetics."
     

  • Jaromir Koniarski - Graduate Student
    Jaromir Koniarski - Graduate Student
    Silesian University of Technology

    The Silesian University of Technology (SUT) is one of the biggest universities of technology in Poland, with more than 60-years successful tradition in education, research and development as well as cooperation with industry. 



    The Faculties cover the whole range of engineering disciplines, as well as elements of management, sociology and administration. The number of students in all types of courses in the academic year 2013/2014 is about 27 000. Educational and research activities benefit from large number of modern lecture halls and advanced laboratories and are carried out by remarkable university staff consisting of over 1700 academic teachers including 300 professors and DSc degree holders.



    …”The installation of EMS for Inventor is very easy, it also has a lot of analysis options. The interface is intuitive and clear. EMS for Inventor allows for fast and accurate linkage analysis in the field of electro-thermal and magnetic as for the design of highly complex projects is very useful. EMS saves time and avoids the problems associated with the transformation of files between different programs - in this way we gain time, which in the case of very complex analysis is priceless. The Support Team of EMWorks is very professional and very helpful - if an error is detected; the reaction and giving solution is very fast…”

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  • Suleyman SAROGLU - R&D Electrical Engineer
    Suleyman SAROGLU - R&D Electrical Engineer
    Akar Asansor

     

    AKAR Asansor, elevator systems designed and manufactured for use in asynchronous (gear) and synchronous (gearless) machines with motors known worldwide and are one of the preferred suppliers. Since it was founded in 1985 AKAR Asansor continuously improves service and quality standards in the industry pioneer known for the Turkish elevator.

    "As Akar R&D Team, improving & implementing new technologies to elevator motor design has always in our first priority. In pursuit of progress our way come across with EMWorks' Solidworks EMS add-ins two years ago. Since then EMS always gave us reliable electromagnetic analyses and viable targeted solutions. Most importantly, EMS analyses overlapped perfectly with test results for our spring applied electromagnetic brakes.  

    Their integration with Solidworks, elevated our team work as mechanical & electrical harmony. When needed, the result-oriented technical team was there for us until the job is done.

    Hereby we can recommend EMS add-ins for Solidworks without any hesitation."

     

  • Louis Moskven - Mechanical Engineering Student
    Louis Moskven - Mechanical Engineering Student
    University of British Columbia



    Our design will revolve around the analysis of a new electron catcher (Faraday cup) and design an Electron Catcher for target station EMS from EMWorks has been a valuable tool for integrating electromagnetic component design into our SolidWorks environment.

    EMS has allowed us to simplify the development stages for RF and high power AC componentry by reducing the number of experiments required during prototyping. The intuitive user interface combined with the simple transition between the design environment and finite element suite ensure that any required changes to a design can be completed, implemented, and brought back into the EMS environment for further simulation in a very short timeline.

    Thank you for your valuable tool and help


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  • Rui Zhang - undergraduate engineering student
    Rui Zhang - undergraduate engineering student
    Dartmouth College

    "I used EMWorks for an undergraduate biomedical engineering project. I am thankful that EMWorks is very well integrated with SolidWorks, which makes constructing 3D geometries straight-forward. The step-by-step tutorial of EMWorks also helped me in learning the software. Many other multiphysics software applications don't have easy-to-use tutorials. Overall, EMWorks has been helpful software for my project."

  • Sebastian Bock
    Sebastian Bock
    University of Siegen Germany

    I got used to EMS very fast. I just needed two days to get a first result.

    Especially the simplicity to apply boundary conditions or to refine the mesh at certain surfaces or solids is great!

    And also the options to plot the results are very nice and intuitive.

    In the end the results of the simulation matched very well with the experimental values.

  • Nikola Radakovic, R&D Engineer
    Nikola Radakovic, R&D Engineer
    Institute of Atomic and molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    Our magnetic bearing design requires dynamic and electromagnetic FEA verification. EMS solver is fully compatible with Solidworks and it allowed us a very short learning curve. With basic knowledge of Solidworks we have mastered EMS in less than two working days.

  • Paul M. Kurowski, Assistant Professor
    Paul M. Kurowski, Assistant Professor
    Western University

    I used EMS to teach the third year undergraduate course "Finite Element Methods for Mechatronic Systems Engineering". Students were already familiar with and SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Electromagnetics; they had no troubles learning EMS and working on meaningful assignment problems all within one lab. The use of EMS definitely added value to the course and enhanced students' learning experience.

  • Amir Vedadi, a student
    Amir Vedadi, a student
    Oxford Brookes University

    EMS is quite useful program for finding electric and magnetic fields in unorthodoxly shaped assemblies. It has been especially helpful for me when I was trying to design circuits with high voltage and current applications, which are potentially lethal for students. EMS comes with a set of tutorials that guide users through the model setup and demonstrate a large variety of applications. Overall, a very professional electromagnetic simulation software.

  • Michelle Wei, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Michelle Wei, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    The EMS magnetostatics module has been amazing for designing permanent magnet configurations to optimize magnetic field shape. The interface with SolidWorks is really intuitive and I was able to start using it quickly. Even better, the customer service and tech support have been wonderful! I highly recommend this software.

  • Raffaello Biagini, Student
    Raffaello Biagini, Student
    The University of Genoa

    I started using EMS because I was looking for a software that could compute accurate 3D magnetic field results, and at the same time provide all the associated variables, such as inductance, force, losses etc. Not only EMS perfectly fulfilled my simulation demands, but I also benefited from the great tech. support, which made my experience with EMS even more enjoyable.