The first ITER magnet

The world’s most sophisticated superconducting magnet is made in ASG Superconductors premises. It is 14 m high, 9 m wide and weighs 110 tonnes—as much as a big line aircraft. This is the first of the 18 Toroidal Field (TF) coils that will operate in ITER, the biggest fusion machine that will demonstrate the feasibility of this energy source for the future. Read more....


ASG is manufacturing the toroidal superconducting coils for ITER, one of the most important research projects in the world. ITER seeks to demonstrate the possibility of producing clean energy using the same process used by the sun and stars. To learn more, watch the demonstration videos of the project and of the nuclear reactor's characteristics.


ASG has been collaborating for many years with CERN in Geneva. The magnets supplied for the LHC tunnel, as well as for the CMS and ATLAS detectors, contributed to the discovery of the Higgs Boson.


ASG's know-how, along with Columbus Superconductors' magnesium diboride (MgB2) cable, has allowed us to create an open ("anti-claustrophobia") and cryogen-free MRI system, the only one of its kind in the world. MrOpen is entirely designed and developed in house and is already in use in diagnostic centers in the USA, Canada and UK.


Superconducting technology is bringing innovation also to energy storage systems and is helping to make grids safer, protecting them from blackout risks. Discover the innovations and projects ASG is developing for SMES (Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) and SFCL (Superconducting Fault Current Limiter) systems.


ASG Superconductors - whose activities span from superconductivity to innovative materials research to magnet technology - is part of the high-tech supply chain owned by the Malacalza family. The chain includes Paramed, which has developed an "open" MRI system using magnets of a unique design, and Columbus Superconductors, which in turn produces an innovative "high temperature" superconducting cable in magnesium diboride (MgB2).

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