Mr. Ante (Tony) Guina, a Croatian born scientist and the Managing Director of Guina Energy Pty Ltd, commenced research into magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the mid 1990's. The company established an office on the Gold Coast, Australia, for the purpose of furthering this research. In 2004 the company broadened its research focus to include the rapidly advancing fields of Superconductivity and Superconductive Materials. Our first coils and electromagnets were made by HTS-110 in New Zealand in 2005. Throughout the history of the company the goal of perfect rotary electromagnetic motors or generators has been constantly pursued.
In early 2010, Mr. Guina invented his first Electromagnetic Turbine motor (the Alpha-Tron). Since then Mr. Guina has invented coils and solenoids with a series of null regions in the electromagnetic field for use in the Super-Tron series of Electromagnetic Turbine motors and generators. He has also invented all of the other Electromagnetic Turbine motors and generators presented on this site. The motors and generators presented on this site represent the most advanced and powerful electromagnetic machines, in terms of their power to weight ratio, in the world.
Guina Energy has a dedicated team of scientists who have contributed to the further perfection of the Coils, Solenoids and Electromagnetic Turbine motor and generator designs. All of Guina Energy's scientists are long term employees dedicated to advancing the company's pioneering research and development.
In 2012, John Kells (Manager Development) invented our Electromagnetic Power Converters (internally known as the 'Kells Converters'), required for successful implementation of our Homopolar Electromagnetic Turbine technology, and our Electromagnetic Gearboxes. These inventions were further developed and refined by Dr. Rene Fuger (Manager Research) & David Sercombe (Manager Project Development) along with the rest of the team. In 2012 Dr. Rene Fuger developed the Stray Field Reduction Technology for our Homopolar Electromagnetic Turbines which contains stray magnetic field without using heavy iron or steel shielding, thereby increasing power to weight ratios of our Homopolar Electromagnetic Turbine technology. Also in 2012 our team of scientists developed direct drive generators required for wind turbines and the Electromagnetic Power Convertors necessary for implementation of our entire range of Tron series Electromagnetic Turbine motors and generators. Towards the end of 2012 Mr. Guina invented a second generation of the Tron Electromagnetic Turbine motors and generators (G2). These motors and generators have been further developed by the team to improve power to weight ratios and reduce inter-coil forces resulting in simplified construction.
In late 2013 Mr. Guina invented a new class of AC electrical motors and generators based on sets of concentric racetrack coils. This new geometry significantly reduces the amount of superconducting wire required for a given power level.
In 2014, Mr Guina invented the series of Toroidal Motors and Generators, followed by the invention of our Brushless Permanent Magnet motors and generators. Dr. Rene Fuger (Manager Research) invented the 4 Pole Permanent Magnet machines (known as the 'Fuger 4-Pole Machines').
David Sercombe (Manager Project Development), in conjunction with John Kells (Manager Development), developed the windings for our Toroidal and Permanent Magnet Motor (know internally as the 'Sercombe Windings')
Research and development of liquid metal brush technology has been led by Dr. Arkadiy Matsekh (Manager Scientific Research) and Dr. Cesimiro Fabian (Manager Electromaterials Science & Innovation) with support from the team. The system is referred to internally as the 'Fabian-Matsekh Brush System'.
Since the late 1990's until the end of 2014, the scientists at Guina Energy have spent over 100,000 hours modelling and simulating our ground-breaking motor and generator technologies using Vectorfields Opera 3D, Solidworks and Altium simulation packages.
In addition to the modelling and simulation work, Guina Energy has placed a great emphasis on the physical experimentation and validation of its technology. To date we have:
- Successfully built and tested two superconducting homopolar motors:
- Our first generation homopolar test motor based on Metal Fibre Brush technology and,
- Our second generation homopolar test motor that incorporated our proprietary null field regions and our first generation liquid metal brush technology. This liquid metal brush technology was developed in-house.
- Validated the use of null field regions in the midst of a high strength background magnetic field in order to create an effective liquid metal brush.
- Successfully built and tested our first generation liquid metal brush technology.
- Validated and tested our Electromagnetic Power Converter/Gearbox technology.
We are currently:
- Developing our second generation liquid metal brush technology incorporating an enclosed liquid metal pumped recirculation system that will allow higher electrical performance of the brush as well as utilising the liquid metal material as a coolant.
- Building and developing stator windings for our Brushless Permanent Magnet Technology with a local (Australian) winding company.
- Developing a novel way to liquid cool the stator windings in our Permanent Magnet motors/generators. We aim to achieve a current density in the windings of greater than 11 A/mm2 RMS.
- Developing power electronics to power and control the operation of our permanent magnet motor and generator technology.