about magcam

MagCam profile

Magcam is the only high tech company in the world offering a unique Magnetic Field Camera (Magcam) technology system. The Magcam magnetic field camera measurement platform is an advanced digital matrix magnetic field sensor that measures three-dimensional magnetic field maps with high spatial resolution at high speed. The Magcam magnetic field maps are analyzed in real time using the powerful MagScope software.

Applications include R&D, in-line production inspection and incoming/outgoing quality control of permanent magnets and magnetic assemblies, including the full magnetization vector and its deviation angle for uniaxial magnets, multipole magnet inspection, magnet homogeneity inspection, general magnetic field mapping and magnetic materials research. Magcam's customers include automotive subassembly OEMs, sensor manufacturers, magnet producers and suppliers, rotor/motor/generator constructors, medical equipment manufacturers, universities, research labs and more.

Magcam offers a product range consisting of measurement hardware, advanced data analysis software, automation software as well as measurement services, feasibility studies and development projects. Magcam also offers a range of highly advanced and state-of-the-art cryogenic magnetic field sensors for liquid helium temperature use, based on III-V semiconductor heterostructures. Applications include high resolution scanning Hall probe microscopy (down to 250nm) and magnetometry.

 

MagCam history

Magcam was founded by dr. Koen Vervaeke in 2009 as a spin-off company of IMEC in Leuven, Belgium.

In 2010, Magcam started selling its first commercial products and started getting recognition in the market. Through direct selling and participation in focused trade shows, it expanded its customer base throughout the world. At the end of 2011, Magcam signed a reseller agreement with ARGO Corporation of Japan. ARGO covers the Japanese market.

Magcam's magnetic field camera was awarded the 1st place at the election of the 'Produkte des Jahres 2012' in the category 'Sensoren' by the readers of the leading German journal for industrial electronics Elektronik. This further increased Magcam’s name recognition in the European market.

In 2013, Magcam released its second-generation magnetic field camera system. The hardware system is even easier to use and the MagScope software boasts a number of new features to extract even more information out of permanent magnets.  Magcam also started sampling a number of scanners to make it possible to measure larger magnets and magnet assemblies, such as rotors. Towards the end of the year,world's first 3D camera was released, making it possible to measure the Bx, By and Bz at the same time to create a true 3D image of the magnetic field.

Magcam started off 2014 by signing a representative agreement with Candoo Systems out of Vancouver, Canada. Candoo Systems will cover the North-West region of North America. In the Spring, we released our newest software version, MagScope 4.1, which includes a number of useful new features and integrates the MagFit software module. In October, MagCam signed a reseller agreement with BM Instruments in Seoul, S. Korea to increase our presence and market share in South Korea.

Dr. Koen Vervaeke, Founder and CEO

Management

Dr. Koen Vervaeke

Founder and CEO

Koen Vervaeke is the founder of Magcam and has been the President and CEO since its inception. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and drives its daily operations. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at IMEC and at the Physics department of the K.U.Leuven. Dr. Vervaeke also holds a Postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the K.U.Leuven. Dr. Vervaeke received the Master and PhD degrees in Physics from the K.U.Leuven in 2003 and 2007 respectively.                    

 

Ing. Stephan Kliché

Sales

Stephan Kliché and Magcam have been working together since 2010. From the early days, he was strongly involved in development of the HMI and sales strategy. Before joining Magcam, Mr. Kliché gained international sales- and project management experience for hysteresis graph and magnetizer solutions, industrial automation projects, sales of hardware for communication technology and other high-tech products. Mr. Kliché has a masters in electrical engineering from the KIHA in Antwerp, Belgium.

Ir. Luc Van de Perre

Business Development

Luc Van de Perre joined the team in 2013 and is responsible for marketing and business development at Magcam. Prior to Magcam, Mr. Van de Perre held various business development, marketing and sales management positions at Intersil, Aivaka, Volterra and National Semiconductor. Mr. Van de Perre holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California, an MSEE from the KUL University in Leuven, Belgium and a BSEE from the KIHK University in Geel, Belgium. 

Board of Directors

Dr. Koen Vervaeke

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Ir. Alex Van den Bossche

Board Member

Dr.ir. Alex Van den Bossche is the co-founder and general manager for Allegro Investment Fund. Dr. Van den Bossche has done research work in the field of medical implantable devices, microelectronic circuitry, nano-technology, sensor system development and in industrial optical metrology. Dr. Van den Bossche co-founded Krypton, a KULeuven high-tech spin-off company and served as managing director for 15 years until the successful trade sale of the company.

Ir. Lieven Philips

Board Member

Lieven Philips is co-founder of the IMEC-spinoff Sirius Communications, which was later successfully aquired by Agilent Technologies (now Keysight Technologies). Mr. Philips has held senior R&D and management positions in the fields of micro-electronics, telecommunications and digital signal processing. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from KU Leuven. He also owns a company specializing in science and technology education.