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Ambitious ROBOMAG project funded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

12 February 2020

Magnomatics is a Sheffield-based university spin out is one of seven UK companies awarded grant funding from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) to carry out supply chain improvement projects for offshore wind power.

Robotic arm assisting in a manufacturing process.

The company is working with engineers from the Integrated Manufacturing Group at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to deliver the ambitious ROBOMAG project. Dr Lloyd Tinkler, Senior Project Engineer at IMG and FEMM Hub project lead said,

“This project is a fantastic opportunity to support Magnomatics in increasing production rates to capitalise on demand for offshore wind generation, by automating the task of manipulating high-strength permanent magnets. A clear benefit of this would be the elimination of any potential trapping hazard when manually placing the magnets as they snap into position.

“It also links in with the AMRC’s activities within the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub to address challenges in the production for high-integrity, high-value electrical machines in order to secure the UK as a leader in this area.”