A major addition was recently made to the advancement of technology and science in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to officials.
The development was in the form of the Rare Earths Permanent Magnet Servo Motor Academician Workstation, which was officially launched in Baotou on Aug 30, the Baotou Daily reported.
The workstation -- located in the Baotou Rare Earth Research and Development Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences -- will serve as a dynamic new platform. It will focus on major project development and scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges for the Baotou Rare Earths High-Tech Industrial Development Zone.
The facility is designed to play a role in demonstrating and driving the transformation and upgrade of the rare earths industry and to drive innovation-driven development.
Scientists say rare earths permanent magnetic materials have excellent properties and are indispensable materials in servo motors.
To take advantage of Baotou's rich rare earths resources, Chinese Academy of Engineering academician Gu Guobiao and his research team developed the Rare Earths Permanent Magnet Servo Motor Academician Workstation in Baotou.
Gu will carry out at the base scientific and technological cooperation and research and strategic consulting and technical guidance, among other things.
The workstation will be mainly engaged in the development of high-powered vertical axis and horizontal-axis rare earths permanent magnet wind turbines.
Officials said it is committed to the research and development and application of technology. It will also promote the application of rare earths permanent magnetic materials in the field of electric drives and permanent magnet equipment.
The project will be combined with existing design solutions to redesign and optimize the wind turbine's electromagnetic solution, mechanical structure, cooling system and implementation process -- to improve its structure and performance.
In addition, the workstation will combine the environmental characteristics of Inner Mongolia and Baotou to develop a more efficient power generation plan. It will implement the research and development of new generator systems, as well as boost scientific and technological development in the servo motor field in Inner Mongolia.
Gu is an expert in electrical engineering in China and has been engaged in the innovation and industrialization of new evaporative cooling technology for large generators since 1958.
To date, he has secured four national invention patents and made 27 applications for invention patents. He has won national-level honors, including the National Science and Technology Award and the Technology Progress Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.