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Saietta Innovatory Electric Motorcycles and Axial Flux DC Motors by Niall Johanson

Niall Johanson will give a brief history of the Saietta axial flux DC contact motor and how it has reached its current development. He will explain how the motor achieves its performance and its use in a variety of applications. He will cover the Lynch Motor’s use in Saietta racing and road motorcycles and the success these bikes have had and will also outline where these motors are likely to be used.

Cedric Lynch is the Chief Scientist at Saietta, and inventor of the award-winning Lynch Motor. He designed this revolutionary electric motor without a university education, taught himself electrical engineering and developed one of the world’s leading motors in terms of power and mass. Cedric invented the motor that changed the face of electric motor architecture. Saietta means ‘thunderbolt’ in the Italian Apennine dialect of Saietta’s Co-Founder Lawrence Marrazzi.

Speaker: Niall Johanson is Head of Sales at Saietta. He has worked in motorsport and high-performance engineering all his adult life. In the 1980s he manufactured a small racing and track car called the “Leader”. After his cars won six consecutive national championships, Niall progressed into Formula One engineering where he specialised in hydraulics and fluid transfer systems for almost all the teams before moving on to project leading the preparation of the engine block for a multi championship winning F1 engine. He is still fascinated by advanced engineering and his favourite phrase is “every day is a school day!”

12:00 to 13:30 – optional lunch.
14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – lecture
14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approx. – questions and discussion

The lecture is free to attend for members and non-members of IET

The meal in Savoy Place will be available for a group price of £16.95 per person including wine. Those wishing to attend are asked to send an e-mail on or before the preceding Friday, giving name(s), and requesting attendance at either the lunch and lecture or just the lecture to both of the following addresses: Tony Davies and John Fuller

Insert the event date in the e-mail subject line [e.g. 29th September 2017 Friday Lunch and Lecture]. No acknowledgement will be sent unless specifically requested. Those attending the lunch should pay for it in advance at the Faraday Kitchen: the receipt acts as entry-ticket to the meal location.

The lecture qualifies for 1½ CPD hours

Visitors are recommended to arrive early enough to allow time for the security check-in procedures; lunch must be paid for in the Faraday Kitchen (level 2) before the meal. The lecture is expected to be in the Mountbatten Room (level 2), the lunch might be in the Riverside Room (level 3).

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