Powder Core inductor materials are made from discrete particles of ferromagnetic powder. Prior to being formed into a core, the particles are covered in a thin layer of electrically insulated material to ensure electrical isolation of each particle. The particles are then compacted under high pressure to form the core geometry. The electrical insulation between particles enables the materials to be used at high frequency.The insulation also forms a distributed air gap throughout the core material, giving the material the ability to maintain inductance linearity with a DC biasing field, a desired attribute for high performance inductors.
Micrometals formulates and processes their own powder materials to assure superior performance and consistency. Micrometals also has extensive experience at custom formulations to meet the requirements of demanding applications. This includes propretary formulations of Sendust, HighFlux, FluxSan, Molypermalloy, RF Powders, Power Conversion alloys, and our exclusive Optilloy Alloys specifically formulated to provide optimal core loss, optimal DC Bias or economical alternatives to Sendust.
Micrometals Proprietary Material Formulations
- Iron, Silicon, Aluminum alloy powder material
- Permeabilities: 14µ, 26µ, 40µ, 60µ, 75µ, 90µ,
125µ, 147µ and 160µ
- Low Magnetostriction for audibly quiet applications
- Cost effective low loss material
- Operating frequencies to MHz
- No thermal aging
- Wide selection of Sendust toroids, E-cores and blocks
Products by Applications
Micrometals Iron and Alloy powder cores can be used across
many different applications depending on the desired performance
specifications, allowable core losses and desired frequency responses.
To assist in the selection of the ideal core material we have created
these Application pages to compare our various proprietary materials