Magnetic Innovations

Creating Tomorrow’s Technology Today!

Magnetic Innovations B.V. Develops and manufactures application specific Electromechanical products. Our main emphasis is on Direct-Drive Rotary and Linear Motors & Generators and Moving magnet actuators that require an electromechanical design tailored to and optimized for the customer application.


Headquartered in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, at the epicenter of the Dutch Brainport region, Magnetic Innovations B.V. operates an R&D and Manufacturing facility which is considered a center of excellence for Electromechanical technology.

Market coverage

Magnetic Innovations B.V. is a global supplier for the Semiconductor, Aerospace, Industrial, automotive and Consumer markets. We guarantee High Quality Standards, reliability and advanced technological know-how.


Depending on the concept developed at our R&D facility in the Netherlands, manufacturing of our rotary motors and linear actuators will take place either in the Netherlands, Czech Republic or China. The combination of advanced knowledge, innovative concepts and high quality level manufacturing will benefit our customers to be competitive in their market.


Many years of combined design experience in the field of High-end linear and rotary motors, passive magnetic systems, magnetic shielding and thermal optimization ensures a design that meets or exceeds the customer requirements. Our First-Time-Right design philosophy is supported by our simulation capabilities and allows us to provide the best optimized and cost effective design for the application.

In recent years, we have completed many designs that were successfully commercialized. Some examples:

  • Direct-drive Hub motors for bicycles,
  • Wind turbine generator,
  • Seismic vibrating source,
  • Iron core & Ironless Linear actuators,
  • Moving magnet actuators,
  • High dynamic smart conveyor belt motor,
  • Gravity compensators,
  • Frameless Torque motors in a variety of sizes.

Making the difference!

Magnetic Innovations B.V. distinguishes itself, not only by our own multidisciplinary operation, but also by making use of expertise and experience from its extensive network of partners.

Centered in the Dutch Brainport region we have access to the latest technologies from the academic world through collaboration with the Electro-Mechanics & Power Electronics faculty at the University of Eindhoven (TU/E).

Magnetic Innovations B.V. is also an active technology contributor to Electric Variable Transmission B.V. and Seismic Mechatronics B.V. and LMT systems LLC. Seismic Mechatronics B.V. designs and manufactures state-of-the-art mechatronic vibration sources and geophones for the Oil & Gas industry and Geologic research purposes. Electric Variable Transmission B.V. (EVT) specializes in the design and development of state of the art electric variable transmissions, aiming not only to improve but also to revolutionize the automotive, railway and maritime industry. LMT Systems LLC located in Traverse City, MI, USA designs and manufactures application specific electric motor solutions.



Industrial Automation

May 11, 2024

The industrial automation market is one of the biggest industries worldwide and is expected to grow in the coming years. The increasing demand for high-quality products and faster production times is driving the need for more advanced and automated manufacturing processes. As a result, the need for direct drive permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) in industrial automation is growing rapidly. These motors help to increase efficiency and productivity in industrial settings while reducing costs and waste. Read more

Our latest breakthrough in Linear Motion is making waves in precision engineering!

April 27, 2024

The article discusses Magnetic Innovations’ revolutionary 48V sensorless VCA Controller, designed to redefine controlled linear motion. Combined with our Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) family, this innovation offers a more efficient and user-friendly solution for a wide range of applications. Read more

4kW 32Nm 1200RPM Direct Drive Fan Motor

March 2, 2024

In a world where fans are essential for high-pressure air supply and temperature control, one manufacturer faced a significant challenge: improving the lifespan, performance and efficiency of their fans. Read more

What is an Outrunner Motor?

February 2, 2024

Typically an outrunner motor is a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) torque motor. Therefore, the motor consists of a stator with coils and a rotor with permanent magnets. With conventional motors, the magnets are attached to a shaft that rotates on the inside of the stator coils. This is called an inrunner motor. With an outrunner motor the magnets are attached to a ring or sleeve on the outside of the stator coils. As a result, the motor has a rotating ring or sleeve, instead of a rotating shaft. Read more and watch the video

Growing demand for direct drive Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

January 6, 2024

The worldwide interest in direct drive PMSM’s is growing. As companies within different industries seek to optimize performance and reduce environmental impact, direct drive PMSM motors emerge as a solution that meets these needs. Over the past years, Magnetic Innovations has experienced a rise in interest from businesses across the globe. This article dives into why the PMSM market is growing, the impact these motors are making and what the foreseeable future will look like. Read more

Discover the latest breakthrough in Linear Motion

December 16, 2023

The annual Precision Fair, is known as the place to unveil new and advanced techniques. Magnetic Innovations was among the companies presenting their latest technology. They introduced their Moving Magnet VCA Controller (MMVCA controller), which, in combination with their Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator family, offers a more efficient and user-friendly method for controlled linear movements. Read more

Custom direct drive motor development

November 25, 2023

Develop a custom motor designed to meet your specific needs, offering a wide range of advantages. Whether it’s specialized force requirements, unique form factors, or precise control parameters. We have an excellent design team ready to develop a custom solution for your electromechanical challenge. Experience the power of customization and elevate your project to new heights. Read more

Magnetic innovations is ISO 9001:2015 certified

November 3, 2023

After passing an in-depth set of assessments, Magnetic Innovations is proud to announce that we have received the ISO-9001:2015 certification. By getting the new ISO certification we demonstrate our commitment to continuously improve our business processes. These processes help us to offer  our customers quality products, good service and on-time delivery. Read more

Top 5 industries for direct drive torque motors

October 7, 2023

Magnetic Innovations is a solid global partner for the development and supply of direct drive torque motors. Their international customers come from a wide range of industries. Next to their customers, they also receive daily quote requests for their torque motors. This information was gathered and used to create a list with the top five industries for torque motors. See which industries are leading, when it comes to using direct drive motor technology for their applications. Read more

A new generation of moving magnet Voice Coil Actuators

September 23, 2023

Last month, Aandrijvenenbesturen.nl wrote about our Moving Magnet Actuators (MMA’s).
The article addressed the introduction of our new generation of moving magnet Voice Coil Actuators. They wrote that compared to traditional electric actuators with rotary motor and spindle or pneumatic actuators, the MMAs can accelerate extremely quickly (up to 30g), achieve high speeds and position with high precision. And how their unique design and functionalities distinguish them from other actuators that are currently on the market. Read more

Magnetic Innovations specializes in moving magnet actuators

February 4, 2023

A key advantage of a moving magnet voice coil actuator is that they are very reliable and durable. The moving magnet actuator is also easy to cool. This prevents the coil from overheating, giving it much higher force density. Watch the video

New robot automatically assembles rotors of permanent magnet synchronous motors

February 10, 2022

Magnetic Innovations is the expert in the field of permanent magnet synchronous motors. These motors are typically used for Direct drive Torque motor application which consists of a stator assembly and a rotor assembly. For the stator, there are several automated manufacturing solutions on the market that apply the copper windings fully automated onto the stator. But for the rotors, in order to assemble magnets, mostly customer-specific automation solutions are required, as there is no standard equipment available. Or, it is done by hand. In order to improve the quality of our production line, Magnetic Innovations has developed a robot cell. This robot assembles the rotors automatically and checks the end result for its specified magnetic properties. Read more

Moving Magnet Actuators with a dedicated motor controller

December 2, 2021

If you are designing a linear motion system, there is a lot to gain by using direct drive voice coil actuators (VCA) technology. Our VCA’s shine in applications where precise control is necessary. Because our moving magnet voice coil actuators consist of a stationary coil and a moving permanent magnet assembly, they can create more stroke and force in a compact package. Read more

Voice coil actuators

November 24, 2021

Voice coil actuators (VCA) are single phase linear brushless DC motors that do not require commutation, making it a very reliable electric motor. They allow for easily controllable movement, suitable for high-end industrial equipment and high duty cycle applications. Voice coil actuators can simultaneously achieve high precision, fast acceleration and high speed over a defined  stroke. Making it the ideal motor for engineers who want precise, repeatable and controllable linear motion for their applications. Read more 

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (pmsm)

November 19, 2021

A direct drive torque motor is a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). Hence, the load is directly driven without the use of a gearbox or transmission. This reduces the number of moving parts, and thereby increases the operational lifetime and efficiency of the application. Compared to induction motors with the same volume/weight, the peak point energy efficiency of frameless high torque motors is much higher. Magnetic Innovations offers a wide range of standard frameless high torque motors for many industrial applications. Read more

High torque EC Fan Motor

March 6, 2021

Fans are very important for industries where reliability in heating or cooling control matters. Multiple industries depend on standard asynchronous (ac) motors for their fans, but the landscape is changing. Companies within the industry are asking for something new, something smaller, with higher efficiency and a longer motor life cycle. To meet these demands and to guarantee the most suitable solution for your fan, Magnetic Innovations developed a high torque EC Fan Motor. Watch the video

Voice Coil Actuators vs Moving Magnet Actuators

November 28, 2020

Voice coil actuators have been around for many years, it is a type of direct drive linear motor. It consists of a permanent magnetic field assembly (permanent magnets and ferrous steel) and a coil assembly. Actuators are used for a wide range of applications. They compete most directly against moving-magnet rotary motors and pneumatic drives. Voice Coil Actuators can be designed in different ways. The type that most professionals are familiar with are the moving coil type actuators. But another type of actuator is winning in popularity, the moving magnet design. With this actuator the coil is fixed and magnet assembly moves. In this article we will compare the Voice Coil Actuator with a Moving Magnet Actuator. Read more

EC Fan motors as an alternative to AC Fan motors

September 5, 2020

Fans are very important, multiple industries rely on them. Most fans still depend on standard asynchronous (ac) motors, but the landscape is changing. Sustainability and the reduction of energy consumption are becoming more important. To meet these demands and to guarantee the most suitable solution Magnetic Innovations developed a high torque EC Fan Motor with very high power density. EC technology offers a great alternative. They achieve an efficiency level of up to 90%, this mean they use a lot less energy. But it also reduces heat loss, providing longer service life. Read more

Top 5 industries for direct drive torque motor

August 13, 2020

Magnetic Innovations is a solid global partner for the development and supply of direct drive torque motors. Their international customers come from a wide range of industries. Next to their customers, they also receive daily quote requests for their torque motor. This information was gathered and used to create a list with the top five industries for torque motors. See which industries are leading, when it comes to using direct drive motor technology for their applications. Read more

What is the difference between an AC motor and a DC motor?

June 13, 2020

There is a wide variety of electric motors, suited for many industrial applications and equipment. Engineers and designers have a lot of choice when selecting a motor for their application. The table shows an overview of the most common electric motor types. The global classification of electric motors is divided in mainly two different branches: AC motor and DC motors. This article will focus on four different sub groups. Read more

Unboxing in-wheel hub motor for hydrogen car

April 30, 2020

Magnetic Innovations and Green Team Twente designed a highly efficient in-wheel direct drive hub motor. They adapted it to the teams requirements and made it light weight. In this video, you can watch Green Team Twente unbox their hub motors. Take a look at the compact and lightweight aluminium design. Or the system to attach the wheel of the car directly to the motor.

Voice Coil Actuator replacing pneumatic cylinders

April 3, 2020

System efficiency, size and operator comfort are becoming more important every day. Equipment which has traditionally been fitted with a pneumatic system (compressor, valves and bulky fittings) are now being re-evaluated and re-designed. Therefore, Magnetic Innovations has developed a series of compact Voice Coil Actuators with high efficiency. This moving magnet actuator technology has already proven itself in various high-end industrial applications. Read more

University of Twente builds the most efficient hydrogen car with hub motor

March 24, 2020

The biggest change on the inside lies with the drive train, Magnetic Innovations and Green Team Twente decided to join forces and develop an in-wheel hub motor. The previous car had four electric motors with a gearbox. This will be replaced by the direct drive hub motor that is placed in the wheel of the car. This system drives the car without the use of a transmission and eliminates physical contact between stationary and moving parts. Thanks to the hub motor weight, maintenance and costs of the car are reduces. The in-wheel hub motor also increases the efficiency. Read more

Green Team Twente unveils design for their 2020 hydrogen car

January 28, 2020

On Tuesday, December 10, the design presentation of Green Team Twente took place in the Vrijhof at the University of Twente. The team has revealed the design, and with it all the changes, of the hydrogen car in which they will race at the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Europe in London in July. They explained all the components separately in their presentation with the biggest changes being the new engine and the internal structure. We, Magnetic Innovations, help built this engine based on our torque motors. Read more