Global Application Engineer
Chris Martino is a Global Application Engineer for Henkel focused on the electrical machinery segment for the Loctite Brand. Chris has worked in the industry for 8 years and has held various roles in R&D and engineering. He has been a significant contributor to important development programs and has supported many industry OEMs implement adhesive processes in their manufacturing line. He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Illinois.
New adhesive solutions for assembly of high-performance lamination stacks
The current electrification megatrend has resulted in a drive toward higher efficiency machines. Losses in these machines are comprised primarily of iron losses (including stator and rotor losses), friction losses, and stray load. In an effort to minimize motor losses and increase efficiency manufacturers are implementing alternative methods of assembly for components that reduce the causes of these losses. Bonding of individual lamination to form a rotor and stator is one method that is increasing in popularity as the performance benefits provide significant advantages.