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2018

THE MOST INNOVATIVE ULTRA-HIGH FIELD MRI MAGNET SYSTEM TO BE USED ON HUMANS

2018-12-21

ASG Superconductors has recently completed the manufacturing of an UHF – Ultra High Field 11.74T magnet system to become the tip of the spear of the research activities at the Gachon University Gil Medical Centre in Incheon sponsored by Ministry of Health ...

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ASG Superconductors has recently completed the manufacturing of an UHF – Ultra High Field 11.74T magnet system to become the tip of the spear of the research activities at the Gachon University Gil Medical Centre in Incheon sponsored by Ministry of Health & Welfare of Korea. ASG Superconductors has designed and manufactured this magnet, continuing the legacy of success marked by the magnets that were used for the discovery of Higgs boson at CERN, of the biggest magnet for thermonuclear fusion ever realized within the ITER project, and now contributing to push research in brain science in collaboration with the Gachon University Gil Medical Centre(GUGMC), one of the world’s top luminary sites.  Established in 1958, the GUGMC is a medical foundation established through the generosity of Dr Lee Gil Ya. Over the years it has become one of Asia’s most important medical centres and a leading development centre for magnetic resonance and radiology technology. This 11.74T project is supported by a grant of the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry for Health and Welfare, Korea. When integrated in the MRI systems that the researchers at GUGMC are preparing, this magnet with contribute to shed light on illnesses like   Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer, stroke and aneurism or understand better the effect of drugs on the brain cells and function.

The magnet, with its weight of 70 tonnes 3.5 metres length, has been manufactured using more than 400 km of superconducting wires has been presented today to a delegation of scientists and Board Members of the Gachon Hospital in ASG‘s premises. The magnet, named “Allegro” to honour Italian culture, bears the logo “Genova nel Cuore” (Genova in the Heart) to honour the victim of the bridge tragically collapsed last August.

3 UNITS 1 COMPANY

2018-10-31

We wish to inform you that starting from November 1, 2018 ASG Superconductors will be organized in three operative units: Magnets & systems unit, Columbus MgB2 wire unit and Paramed MRI unit. The reorganization follows the merger by incorporation of the wholly-owned subsidiaries Columbus ...

We wish to inform you that starting from November 1, 2018 ASG Superconductors will be organized in three operative units: Magnets & systems unit, Columbus MgB2 wire unit and Paramed MRI unit. The reorganization follows the merger by incorporation of the wholly-owned subsidiaries Columbus Superconductors S.r.l. and Paramed S.r.l decided by the Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting of ASG Superconductors S.p.A, held on 12/07/2018.

Competence and ability to work with cutting edge technology and hi-tech materials will remain as a common background. Managers, technicians and all the people who work at ASG Superconductors renew every day their commitment to increase productive capacity and technological skills, collaborating worldwide with the main scientific research institutes and with sector’s market leaders. The aim of the new ASG Superconductors is to increase the synergies and knowledge of the three units with focus to remain an Italian company worldwide leader in the magnets for research and industrial sector as well. This will improve also our effort in developing and marketing the MgB? – Magnesium Diboride superconducting wires, and the MRI, energy, med-tech, industrial systems.

In the next weeks we’ll keep you informed on our social media channels about the new ASG Superconductors, products and systems evolution, fairs and events of the three units. A new website will arrive soon. Stay tuned!

New superconducting cable sets records for power transmission

2018-07-09

La Spezia (Italy), 5th July 2018 – Today major cable and wire manufacturers, including Nexans and Columbus Superconductors, together with transmission system operators such as Terna and Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE), disclosed ...

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La Spezia (Italy), 5th July 2018 – Today major cable and wire manufacturers, including Nexans and Columbus Superconductors, together with transmission system operators such as Terna and Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE), disclosed the results of ground-breaking research on a superconducting cable system. The technological solutions for superconducting wires are setting new records. They are able to carry 500 times more electricity than copper wires and can transport up to 3.2 GW of electric power. The experts of 10 European countries designed a cable system that includes high-voltage insulations and terminations.

These results were presented to 60 participants at an international workshop in La Spezia, hosted by ASG Superconductors and co-organised by Nexans and IASS Potsdam. The breakthroughs were achieved within Demonstration No 5 of Best Paths, the largest research project funded by the European Union in the energy field in the last decade.

Webinar "Fault Current Limiting Technology & Applications"

2018-03-27

The fault current limiter is a solution to the need of the utility networks to cope with the increasing production of energy from renewable sources, easing their connection in the network itself and reducing the risks associated with possible surge of faults. Free ...

The fault current limiter is a solution to the need of the utility networks to cope with the increasing production of energy from renewable sources, easing their connection in the network itself and reducing the risks associated with possible surge of faults.

Free Regisration

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=1635689&sessionid=1&key=BC4089BD1E7EB89CB072C420F0FF8957&regT

 

 

2017

Superconducting Fault Current Limiter System, Asg Superconductors awarded at Smau 2017

2017-10-16

ASG Superconductors awarded at Smau 2017 in the Smart Community context - resources and services for new cities. The Malacalza family company, leader in superconducting magnets field, has designed and demonstrated the full functionality of an innovative superconducting fault current limiter device ...

ASG Superconductors awarded at Smau 2017 in the Smart Community context - resources and services for new cities. The Malacalza family company, leader in superconducting magnets field, has designed and demonstrated the full functionality of an innovative superconducting fault current limiter device (SFCL). The 36kV system, originally developed for the UK transport and distribution network, was "type tested", ie qualified for use in real-world electrical networks in all aspects of the functionality at the independent IPH laboratories Berlin, one of the few centers in Europe where it is possible to artificially recreate the short circuit conditions in an electrical network.

Superconductive fault current limiters (SFCLs) are innovative devices that have the primary function of reducing the surge current intensity generated in a branch of the power supply when a short circuit occurs.

The system designed by Asg, the same company that has produced magnets for CERN, Geneva and for ITER Fusion Power Plant, meets the needs of modern networks that face the peaks of renewable energy sources, reduces costs recovery and service interruption and is based on Columbus Superconductors' MgB2 technology.

ASG Superconductors awarded n. 3 scholarships to Electrical Engineering Course of University of Genoa

2017-09-14

On September 5, 2017 at Villa Cambiaso, the best students of the first year (academic year 2016/2017) of the degree courses in Electrical Engineering University of Genoa have been awarded n.10 scholarships. ASG Superconductors awarded n. 3 scholarships under the framework agreement with a ...

On September 5, 2017 at Villa Cambiaso, the best students of the first year (academic year 2016/2017) of the degree courses in Electrical Engineering University of Genoa have been awarded n.10 scholarships. ASG Superconductors awarded n. 3 scholarships under the framework agreement with a three-year co-operation agreement for the development of research and training activities related to the development of methodologies and technologies in the field of energy, electromechanical and medical.

ASG will attend the MT25 exhibition in Amsterdam

2017-08-07

From the 27th August to the 1st of September, ASG superconductors and Columbus Superconductors will be exhibiting at MT25, the international conference and exhibition on magnet technology. ASG professional and technicians will contribute to the conference with three different poster ...

From the 27th August to the 1st of September, ASG superconductors and Columbus Superconductors will be exhibiting at MT25, the international conference and exhibition on magnet technology. ASG professional and technicians will contribute to the conference with three different poster presentations, while Columbus will showcase expertise and competences in med tech and MgB2 based solutions.

The process of assembling has started at the JT-60SA site

2017-01-30

24 January 2017 With the placement of the first two, of the total 18, Toroidal Field (TF) coils in the tokamak, the complex process of assembling this magnet has started at the JT-60SA site in Naka, Japan. This is a major achievement resulting from a ...

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24 January 2017

With the placement of the first two, of the total 18, Toroidal Field (TF) coils in the tokamak, the complex process of assembling this magnet has started at the JT-60SA site in Naka, Japan. This is a major achievement resulting from a fruitful collaboration between Japanese ITER Domestic Agency QST and F4E. The TF coils are the backbone of the JT-60SA machine, one of the three projects within the Broader Approach Agreement between Europe and Japan. They are large "D" shaped superconducting magnets whose main task will be to create the main magnetic field needed to confine the plasma. A ceremony to mark this auspicious event was hosted by F4E and QST and held at the JT-60SA site in mid-January. 

 

for more information follow the link:

http://www.fusionforenergy.europa.eu/mediacorner/newsview.aspx?content=1092

 

 

JT-60SA: research excellence and Italian industry in Japan

2017-01-12

The experimental reactor for nuclear fusion JT-60SA speaks italian. it will be completed in the next two years in Japan as part of the international research project Broader Approach. Today in Naka, 100 kilometers from Tokyo, the magnetic system assembly operations has been celebrated. It is the ...

The experimental reactor for nuclear fusion JT-60SA speaks italian. it will be completed in the next two years in Japan as part of the international research project Broader Approach. Today in Naka, 100 kilometers from Tokyo, the magnetic system assembly operations has been celebrated. It is the 'heart' of the reactor, designed to produce energy with the same reaction that occurs in stars. In the forefront of the creation of hi-tech components, ENEA and leading Italian companies like ASG Superconductors.

2016

The first JT-60SA coil arrived in Japan

2016-11-17

The first JT-60SA superconducting coil TFC-01 manufactured by ASG Superconductors has arrived in Japan at Naka site.   Discover more about JT-60SA project www.asgsuperconductors.com/ReadNews.php?page_id=40&id_cat_voce=3&l=eng

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The first JT-60SA superconducting coil TFC-01 manufactured by ASG Superconductors has arrived in Japan at Naka site.

 

Discover more about JT-60SA project

www.asgsuperconductors.com/ReadNews.php?page_id=40&id_cat_voce=3&l=eng

The first ITER magnet in La Spezia

2016-05-09

One of the largest and most complex magnets ever built in the world has come to the final stage of manufacturing, with the completion of the coil, in the factory of ASG Superconductors in La Spezia. A great history of scientific and industrial cooperation with more than 600 employees of 26 ...

One of the largest and most complex magnets ever built in the world has come to the final stage of manufacturing, with the completion of the coil, in the factory of ASG Superconductors in La Spezia. A great history of scientific and industrial cooperation with more than 600 employees of 26 different companies that have combined skills and activities to get to build one of the essential components of the ITER nuclear fusion reactor at Cadarache. The main task of the magnets will be to contain the plasma that  will reach temperatures of 150 million degrees centigrade. ITER is one of the most important research projects in the world that aims to demonstrate the possibility to produce energy with the same process you can find in the sun and stars.

 
To learn more about ITER and toroidal magnets:

http://www.fusionforenergy.europa.eu/mediacorner/newsview.aspx?content=1001

Machines to discover - From the Higgs boson to the New Physics - video

2016-04-22

ASG Superconductors has been the main sponsor of "Machines to discover - From the Higgs boson to the New Physics". Watch the video of the conference-show held on April 14th with the participation, among others, of Fabiola Gianotti General Director of CERN and INFN President Fernando ...

ASG Superconductors has been the main sponsor of "Machines to discover - From the Higgs boson to the New Physics". Watch the video of the conference-show held on April 14th with the participation, among others, of Fabiola Gianotti General Director of CERN and INFN President Fernando Ferroni.

Macchine per scoprire - Dal Bosone di Higgs alla Nuova Fisica - il video

https://youtu.be/BKx0qVyHmBs

 

Huge superconducting magnets for ITER fusion reactor

2016-03-25

17/03/2016   Powerful superconducting magnets being constructed for the ITER fusion reactor are proving to be some of the largest and most complex ever built.   Follow the link to read the ...

17/03/2016

 

Powerful superconducting magnets being constructed for the ITER fusion reactor are proving to be some of the largest and most complex ever built.

 

Follow the link to read the article:

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2016/mar/big-magnets-constructed-iter-fusion.cfm

MPD Magnet for NICA project – JINR Russia

2016-02-11

ASG has been awarded of a contract in the field of high energy physics for the construction of the MultiPurpose Detector Magnet for the NICA collider, that will be installed in the international research institute JINR in Dubna, Russia.

ASG has been awarded of a contract in the field of high energy physics for the construction of the MultiPurpose Detector Magnet for the NICA collider, that will be installed in the international research institute JINR in Dubna, Russia.

Transport Solenoid Magnet for Mu2e Project – Fermilab USA

2016-02-11

ASG has been awarded of a contract in the particle physics field, for the  Transport Solenoid Magnets manufacturing  for Mu2e experiment Fermilab, USA

ASG has been awarded of a contract in the particle physics field, for the  Transport Solenoid Magnets manufacturing  for Mu2e experiment Fermilab, USA

2015

ASG on air on RadioRai

2015-11-02

ASG guest of the show Eta Beta Radio Rai to talk about research and innovation and the project "superconducting wind generator" presented by Eng. Stefano Cuneo. The following link to listen ...

ASG guest of the show Eta Beta Radio Rai to talk about research and innovation and the project "superconducting wind generator" presented by Eng. Stefano Cuneo.


The following link to listen transmission

http://www.etabeta.rai.it/dl/portaleRadio/media/ContentItem-76d5e865-1a54-405d-b33c-fb04988f1b70.html

The first JT-60SA coil

2015-10-07

The ceremony of the first coil of JT-60SA completion was held on September 29th  in the genoan headquarters of ASG Superconductors. ENEA with Commissioner Federico Testa  and Director of Fusion related activities Aldo Pizzuto, ASG shareholders ...

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The ceremony of the first coil of JT-60SA completion was held on September 29th  in the genoan headquarters of ASG Superconductors.

ENEA with Commissioner Federico Testa  and Director of Fusion related activities Aldo Pizzuto, ASG shareholders Davide and Mattia Malacalza and the CEO of the company attended to the ceremony with employees, technicians and a large representative of the  media.

The new ASG Superconductors website online

2015-06-05

The new ASG Superconductors website is online. Completely redesigned graphically and in its contents, it offers a rapid yet complete overview of the company, in Italian and English. Viewable and downloadable documents about all our activities are available in the “What we do” ...

The new ASG Superconductors website is online. Completely redesigned graphically and in its contents, it offers a rapid yet complete overview of the company, in Italian and English. Viewable and downloadable documents about all our activities are available in the “What we do” section.

The sections regarding quality and certification – traditional strengths of the company – have also been updated. There is a tag cloud, a "know-how" module and a superconductivity dictionary – all developed to satisfy readers' curiosities about superconductivity. Finally, there is the ASG "booklet" that tells the story - through images and words - of over 50 years of experience in the sector, from Fermilab to Geneva's CERN, passing by the "high temperature" cables in magnesium diboride (MgB2) and MrOpen the open magnetic resonance system made by ASG units Columbus Superconductors and Paramed Medical Systems. 

10th April 2015

2015-04-01

Work in progress in the La Spezia plant where technicians of ASG are engaged in the production of superconducting toroidal field coils for ITER. See all the videos published by Fusion 4 Energy.

Work in progress in the La Spezia plant where technicians of ASG are engaged in the production of superconducting toroidal field coils for ITER.

See all the videos published by Fusion 4 Energy.

ASG at the 2015 ITER Business Forum

2015-02-25

ASG participated in the ITER Business Forum, the traditional appointment dedicated to all things fusion and which this year took place March 25-27 in Marseilles. Antonio Pellecchia [Sales and Marketing Director] gave a talk titled “Toroidal Field Coils Winding Packs or Poloidal Field Coils ...

ASG participated in the ITER Business Forum, the traditional appointment dedicated to all things fusion and which this year took place March 25-27 in Marseilles. Antonio Pellecchia [Sales and Marketing Director] gave a talk titled “Toroidal Field Coils Winding Packs or Poloidal Field Coils Engineering and Integration: State of Play”, which took place in the section on magnets and outlined the company’s activities regarding the construction of toroidal field coils in the new plant in La Spezia. It also covered the process of building poloidal field coils being carried out by ASG technicians directly on site in Cadarache, where the new generation fusion reactor will rise. 

For more information:
http://www.iterbusinessforum.com

2014

ASG in Russia for a meeting on the NICA collider

2014-07-15

In June, ASG Chief Executive Vincenzo Giori – along with company managers – met representatives of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Russia. The meeting was focused on possible technological collaboration for the NICA project, which needs superconducting magnets. After ...

In June, ASG Chief Executive Vincenzo Giori – along with company managers – met representatives of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Russia. The meeting was focused on possible technological collaboration for the NICA project, which needs superconducting magnets.

After the meetings Vladimir Kekelidze, director of the High Energy Physics Laboratory, said: "This company is very high-tech and they have also realized the magnets for the CMS at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. When we thought about whom to negotiate with over the production of a large magnet, the choice was ASG."

Watch the video

 

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