top of page
Pre-Conference Workshops

Optional educational courses include workshops that will be held on Tuesday, January 31 and require an additional registration cost. Classroom sizes are limited; register early to secure your seat.

Magnetics Bootcamp

Presented by Dr. Stan Trout, Spontaneous Materials

When: Tuesday, January, 31 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cost: $550


The Magnetics Bootcamp focuses on teaching you the basics of magnetics with an emphasis on permanent magnets. If you need to understand magnets better for your job, want to understand the conference presentations, or are new to the field, the Magnetics Bootcamp is the perfect place to start. It assumes that one has little or no background in magnetics. The Bootcamp will cover all the essential fundamental magnetic concepts such as hysteresis, the nature of magnetism, units, magnet processing, magnetizing, measurements and thermal effects.


With over forty years' experience in the permanent magnet and rare earth industries, Stan has a wealth of problem solving abilities, gained from a wide variety of technical and commercial roles, that he is eager to share with his clients. He has been very fortunate to confer, study, meet and collaborate with many international luminaries along the way. He is particularly proud to have trained many of today's active industry professionals. Stan has a B.S. in Physics from Lafayette College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Trout is a registered Professional Engineer in both Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Technology of Dynamic Balancing and Vibration Control of Electric Motors
Presented by Atul Nath & Grant Reed, ABRO Balancing

When: Tuesday, January, 31 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Cost: $550


Attendees will leave with knowledge and a better understanding for:

  • Learn the fundamentals of vibration and balancing theory

  • Electric motor vibration analysis and control

  • Vibration problems of electric motors at site; Some of which may not be due to a defective motor.

  • High speed balancing of electric motors.

  • Implemented multi-plane modal balancing procedures for Generators made by TOYO DENKI

  • High speed balancing machine to SIEMENS for their existing vacuum bunker.  This is the only machine which can balance generators up to 50 tons at speeds up to 3600 RPM and can also balance rotors up to 22,000 RPM.

  •  Suggestions for design change for high speed balancing of motor rotors was implemented by ABB.

  • Suggestions for shifting from low speed balancing to high speed balancing of 4 pole and 6 pole generators was considered by GE but was not implemented due to financial considerations.

bottom of page