VACUUMSCHMELZE (VAC) has supported Formula Student Electric since the introduction of the electromobility division in 2010. All top teams have been using VAC's high performance materials in their electric motors since the very beginning. Thanks to the rotor-stator systems made of VAC's cobalt iron materials, the AMZ racing team of ETH Zurich won the overall first prize at the Formula Student Germany in Hockenheim on 12th August 2018 and remains in first place in the world rankings.
The high performance cobalt-iron materials such as VACOFLUX and VACODUR increase torque by up to 53% compared to conventional materials.
In combination with segmented permanent magnet assemblies, the parameters 'weight' and 'speed' can be adjusted to the optimum and more powerful motors of the same size or significantly lighter motors of the same power can be realised.
Recently, VAC’s premium materials were also successfully used by the team of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which won the first place in the 'Electric Vehicle Design' category of the FSAE Lincoln Competition.
Max Liben, Technical Director of the team said: "The high level of performance of these motors is a testament of VAC's production quality and in-depth knowledge - although even more impressive was their ability to quickly adapt and meet the project’s incredibly fast timeline to actually bring these motors to life from conception to final product within one year."