A Quick Guide to Electrical Steel Laminations

Electrical Steel Laminations are an integral component to products used in a wide range of engineering sectors, including the automotive and telecommunications industries.

Suitable for use in a vast range applications (from electric vehicles and renewables to life protection and aerospace) Electrical Steel Laminations are in high demand and only produced to industry standard by specialist manufacturers.

Here we answer a few some commonly asked questions about Electrical Steel Laminations and how they are produced.

What is ‘Electrical Steel?’

Electrical steel (also referred to as silicon electrical steel, silicon steel, relay steel and transformer steel) is a specially manufactured steel, tailored to produce specific magnetic properties that result in low power loss per cycle, low core loss, and high permeability. These properties make Electrical Steel perfectly suited for use in transport and manufacturing.

Why is a lamination coating applied to Electrical Steel?

A full or partial laminated covering is applied to electrical steel in order to increase electrical resistance, reduce eddy currents (a localised electric current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field) and to increase resistance to corrosion or rust, and can also be used as a lubricant. This treatment makes the steel more durable and suitable for extreme temperatures.

Who produces Electrical Steel Laminations?

The precision pressings industry delivers laminated Electric Steel components in prototype and bulk amounts as per the requirements of the sector. Each of these components must be produced to micron precision, meaning that only specialist manufactures with state of the art equipment can ensure quality of product and service.

Find out more

Brandauer produce electrical steel laminations for a wide range of industries and applications, including the automotive, medical and telecom sectors.

We operate within a 45,000-square foot factory setting which allows us to produce up to 50 distinct components at a time. With presses operating at 2000 strokes per minute we have the capacity to produce millions of components each day, guaranteeing we meet the needs of our clients.

To find out more about what we do and how we can supply your business, please contact our team on 0121 359 2822 or email sales@brandauer.co.uk.

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