Return to new normal

Switching on frequently 02/2022: Return to new normal

Dear friends,

Summer – the long-awaited season – is here again!
And we managed to open this season with our traditional Summer Party after the long COVID-19 era. It was great to see most of our team members together celebrating the official opening of our Large Drive Test Center (LDTC) in Lappeenranta and having a good party together.

Miika Reinikka
Miika Reinikka

Division President & Chairman of the Board

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“I didn’t know it existed!”

Such was the exclamation from at least 4 different potential customers who visited our stand at ASME in Rotterdam from June 14–16, 2022. “I’ve been looking for such a solution for the past few years – but just couldn’t find anything,” said one, coming up to our stand.

Breakthrough blocks create buzz around stand at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022

Power modules

After a long pause in conventional marine exhibitions, we were glad to finally be back at the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo 2022 in Amsterdam to unveil our newest marine products. The three-day event was a great venue to explain how we can provide DC power to vessels with increased redundancy, protection and ride-through capabilities.

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Permanent magnets:
May the force be with you


Jussi Puranen advocates the force of permanent magnets in the June issue of Maritime Reporter.

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‘Permanent magnet’ makes propulsion technology different

An interview with Mr. Jonas Nyberg, Managing Director West, Berg Propulsion, and Dr. Jussi Puranen, Head of Product Line, Electric Machines, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, featured in China Ship Survey magazine.

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LUT awards Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen as one of its honorary doctorates

LUT awarded 16 new honorary doctorates as part of its past doctoral conferment ceremony. Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, former President and CEO of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, is named one of the Honorary Doctors of Technology.

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Dimensioning the shaft line for a shaft generator or propulsion motor

If you’re considering a shaft generator or propulsion motor for your vessel design, you already know you’ll be saving on fuel consumption, improving efficiency, and complying with the current EEDI and EEXI emission limits.

Testing verifies safety of permanent magnet shaft generators

Safety is one of the biggest worries for shipowners and operators unfamiliar with PM technology. They want to know they’re protected from fault currents even when the magnetic field cannot be switched off.

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Extending the power and speed capabilities of standard induction electric motors

The Switch solid-rotor technology extends the speed capabilities of standard induction electric motors, filling the existing gap for applications running below multi-megawatt powers.

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