Upcoming Event Information

Talk Title:    Power Electronics Hardware Design for Manufacturability
Date:              Thursday, September 15, 2022, 2:00-3:00PM EST
Speaker:       Grant Pitel, CEO Magna-Power Electronics Inc., President PPPEAC
Event Registration Link: EventBrite
Abstract: With a small diverse team of engineers, Magna-Power Electronics can offer over 160,000 different configurations of programmable power supplies and electronic loads, spanning current levels up to 10,000 Adc, voltage levels up to 10,000 Vdc, and power levels up to 3,000 kW. While Magna-Power has nearly fully in-sourced manufacturing operations under one roof, the strategies presented can also be implemented through close manufacturing partners by understanding the constraints imposed by various production processes and machinery. The presentation shares an overview of some of Magna-Power’s prototyping techniques, design automation software, team management tools that were developed iteratively over its 40-year history. Topics include printed circuit board (PCB) design and vendor selection, production and design controls, and electro-mechanical integration. New content, beyond the original article, now includes recent progress in programmatically defined assembly

General Meeting and Factory Tour
Date:              Friday, September 16, 2022, 4:00-6:00PM
Location:      Magna-Power Electronics Inc., 39 Royal Road Flemington, NJ 08822
Event Registration Link: EventBrite
Preliminary Agenda: Factory Tour, Food and Refreshments, Call to Order, Approval of Minutes, Officer Introduction and Reports, New Business, Creation of Education and Tours/Trips Subcommittee, Open Floor, Announcements, Open Floor, Adjournment
Factory Tour Overview: At Magna-Power’s 73,500 sq-ft company-owned design and manufacturing facility in Flemington, New Jersey, the company has vertically integrated production of its products, starting from raw materials and electrical components, to completed high-power electronic assemblies. This level of integration provides Magna-Power with complete control over its quality, lead-time, and costs.

The visitors would be split up into multiple groups, and each group would spend around ~5 minutes in each department with a Magna-Power team member. The facility is divided into the following departments:

  • Sheet Metal
  • Printed Circuit Board
  • Machining
  • Sub-Assembly
  • Magnetics
  • Final-Assembly
  • Testing
  • Logistics

Visitors would have the oppurtunity to witness first hand how Magna-Power makes all of their products from start to finish along with the production processes employed.