MagCanica, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures wireless torque sensors and rate-of-change-of-torque (ROC) sensors for high performance applications such as automotive racing powertrains, and turboshaft engines and associated rotorcraft transmissions. MagCanica is a product-focused technology company formed in early 2000 with offices in San Diego, CA and Pittsfield, MA. Drawing on the high energy level and extensive technical background of a group of talented Stanford, MIT, and UC-Berkeley mechatronics engineers, world-renowned inventor Ivan J. Garshelis leads MagCanica's technical team. With expertise in magnetomechanics, mechatronics, sensors and control systems, MagCanica has distinguished itself by solving some of the most challenging torque measurement problems facing the automotive racing and aerospace industries. Presently, MagCanica supplies products and provides engineering services to various racing teams throughout the world across all the major series (Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans), and to the US Army and Navy Air and Sea Systems Commands in conjunction with Rolls-Royce Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
MagCanica's core competencies lie primarily in the following areas of technology development and low-volume manufacturing:
- Torque, ROC, speed, and power measurement on rotating machinery
- Magnetoelastics and characterization of magnetic properties of industrial steels
- Torque sensor packaging for harsh environments such as high temperature, vibration, or EMI
- Signal conditioning circuit and processor design
- Mechatronics and systems integration involving concurrent mechanical, magnetic, and electronic design
- Analysis of dynamic torque and ROC data on automotive , aerospace, and industrial powertrains