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SEG Progress Update


Adding SMI research capabillites is an essential measuring microscope complete with digital imaging. Brad Lockerman visits to document current SEG redevelopment progress this video update clip, click on the picture or at:



This video update documents our latest milestone that confirms the capabilities of the our magnetization equipment.  For the first time, SMI tests out a full SEG Stator ring magnetization in a standard mode and did so successfully. It paves the way for the field modifications that will impress SEG type magnetizationClick on the image or here to view the video update



Watch the video clip that shows how we are tooling up our laboratory: click here or the picture to view it.

The precision CK6140 CNC Lathe will enable programmable and repeatable machine capabilities for the Searl Magnetics research laboratory.  Such precision is a critical factor for the SEG to function effectively. The program control system will make it practical to construct the over 2000 individual parts that make up a complete SEG. This image shows it is powered up now and all systems checks ok.  Our next set of expenses and effort will focus on tooling up with the appropriate cutting tools, lubrications and training on the logical programs and related cad software for the Siemens 802C controller and thus proceed with prototype construction. For more information on the company go to:

CNC specification;

Swing Over Bed 500mm
Swing Over Carriage 195mm
Max. work piece processes the length 600mm
Centre Distance 650mm
Z-travel 900mm
X-travel 240mm
Spindle Bore 52mm
Spindle Taper MT6#
Spindle Nose D1-6
Spindle speed range 200~2200rpm
Z Rapid speed (Box Way) 3m/min 8m/min
Z Rapid speed (Linear Way) 7.5m/min 12m/min
Z Cutting feed(Box Way) 1~2000mm/min 1~4000mm/min
Z Cutting feed(Linear Way) 1~3000mm/min 1~5000mm/min
X Rapid speed (Box Way) 1.5m/min 3m/min
X Rapid speed (Linear Way) 5m/min 10m/min
X Cutting feed(Box Way) 1~1500mm/min 1~2500mm/min
X Cutting feed(Linear Way) 1~2500mm/min 1~3000mm/min
Power of main motor 5.5kW
Max. spindle torque 70Nm
Repositioning accuracy(Box Way) ±0.006mm
Repositioning accuracy(Line Way) ±0.004mm
Min.input 0.001mm
Nos.Of tool position 4
Max Tool Shrank 20×20mm
Tailstock Diameter 60mm
Tailstock Taper MT4#
Tailstock Travel 160mm
Power supply 11kVA
Overall size(L×W×H) 2100×1200×2000mm
Packing size(L×W×H) 2200×1320×2220mm
Net weight/Gross weight 1500kg/1600kg
Standard accessories Wrenches Reduction sleeve Alloy center
Short-Taper Three-Jaw Self-Centring Chucks φ200
Standard Configuration
Frequency conversion spindle motor 5.5kW
Max. spindle torque 70Nm
Power supply 11kVA
2-Axis box way
4 position vertical electric turret
Auto lubration,coolant system
Siemens802C, numerical control system


It was an extensive process ordering the right CNC lathe, involving seemingly endless emails and import documentation. However, persistence and our commitment to the project has again lead to a successful transaction that delivered it to the LA port for pickup.

Click here or the picture to view the short video that documents the logistics of it to our commercial facility.



Behind the magnetizer is the monitor and controls equipment lab bench that consisting of digital storage oscilloscope, gauss meters, function generators, spectrum analyzer, etc. Magnetic field tests confirms it is working properly with up to 29,000 gauss which is more the enough for the magnetization of the roller's segments.


We can see now the tapered poles are mounted at the center of the magnetizer. Gauss meter readings confirms the system is working in accordance to magnetizer's specifications and is ready for field modification as needed for the Searl Effect Technology.



Two cobalt steel pole rounds have been machined to the size needed for the segments. This will cause the magnetic flux of the magnetizer to focus and intensify into an area about one and half inches, which covers the area of a roller's segment.



An overhead view of the Searl Team at our new Searl Magnetics HQ and laboratory in So Cal. Thailand joint venture lacked the funds that were fully expected of it to complete the redevelopment program. The SEG project was therefore moved backed to the USA where it will be finalized. This transition was the cause of over year in delays and difficulties in the research program. Progress on the SEG is expected to restart in earnest January of 2011, while efforts are currently occupied in setting up the commercial site's office and lab area with all of the equipment needed to restart the redevelopment work. View our progress with the list of videos updates below.

Short video clip updates filmed & produced by Brad Lockerman: 

August 28, 2010 Searl Magnetics HQ 1-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
September 29, 2010 Searl Magnetics HQ 2-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
October 21, 2010 Searl Magnetics HQ 3-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
November 6, 2010 Searl Magnetics HQ 4-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
December 07, 2010 Searl Magnetics HQ 5-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
January 19, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 6-H.264 300Kbps Streaming
February 10, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 7 YouTube
February 10, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 8 YouTube
February 13, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 9 YouTube
February 26, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 10 YouTube
March 08, 2011 Searl Magnetics HQ 11 YouTube


04 June 2009

SEG research with the above test units has proven that not only can the roller develop an effective Magnetic Bearing over the plate surface, but also simultaneously it achieves dramatic spin velocities from self induced frictionless magnetic torque.

Click here or the  image to refer to the Magnet Bearing webpage for video clips.

This image shows a mock roller spinning with a tachometer reading 14449 rpm! These observable demonstrations is further evidence of the SEG's merit in both design and electrodynamics functions; indeed, it is another integral part of the SEG we can now confirm and evaluate.

24 April 2009

Prof. Searl has always described a "Magnetic Bearing" in the form of a magnetic separation gap between the Plate rings and rollers.

The Searl R&D Team has designed this test rig to isolate and demonstrate this effect to its bare constituents utilizing the classic SEG model design.

Now we can bare witness as a matter of FACT, a Neodymium magnet sized to that of an SEG roller, can be seen magnetically suspended and floats about 1/8 inch above the surface of a rotating copper stator ring with just 110 rpm.  These tests demonstrate the interaction of self induced eddy currents due to the relative motion between plate stator and roller.

Important research data is thus gained, tests that will determine what are the material's design criteria's that will be applied towards an economical manufacturing type version of the SEG.

(Click here to refer to the Magnet Bearing webpage for video clip demonstration)



After almost a year of construction, initial tests of the SEG Printer Magnetizer (PM) confirms the system is operational and performing well with test coil loads.  This marks the start of the next phase which involves extensive research & development of the magnetization process.  We have already discovered that this system can impress wave patterns on permanent magnetic materials; a critical achievement towards redevelopment of Searl Effect Generator.


With 80 of these industrial high capacity UPS batteries now rack mounted and the nearing completion of all electrical subsystems, it is anticipated that some preliminary testing may begin this month.




The two ton SEG magnetic printer magnetizer and the major electrical buss bars are shown here completed by these two images. 



Construction of the SEG Printer Magnetizer is now well underway. This high powered assembly is a critical and essential part of the SEG program that can deliver up 500,000 watts of electrical energy to the load coils specifically designed to magnetize both SEG Plates and Roller segments with unique processes and techniques.


09 Nov 2007

These are eight high precision SEG segments that comprises a roller shown completed here, this is one of twelve sets needed for the first Plate of the prototype.


19 Oct 2007

This marks the day all four-component layers are set as one complete unit. This is the first of three sets needed to complete the SEG experimental prototype.


13 October 2007

The three set of SEG copper emitters have arrived in their basic sizes. The Searl team will mill of each ring carefully since it requires greater precision than the supplier can provide.


03 October 2007

The Copper Emitter and the Magnetic layer of the SEG prototype are now pressed together.   Notice the teflon block beneath, it will be machined later to form the Gate.   We truly hoped to be further along with it, but so much of our efforts has shifted towards the preparations of the new lab facilities now that this project is funded; this will indeed speed up our progress for the long run.


29 June 2007


This meeting in Los Angeles involved engineer Fernando Morris and Jon Barrat the web designer with Brad Lockerman the Hollywood films producer. They are holding one of the completed sections of the SEG prototype's magnetic layer.

For more information on Brad's production company and their film project, refer to the site link:  BKL Films


23 June 2007

Hi Fernando,

I want to thank you very much for your hospitality last Saturday and for showing me what you are working on. I think it's a great thing you are doing to develop the S.E.G. I know what you showed me represents a lot of time, money and effort! And your work shows that it is high-quality.   I look forward to helping you complete the S.E.G. development project and working with you further, and thank you for allowing me to help.

If you need anything else, please let me know. Thanks!     Denny


June 11, 2007

Thanks to the commitment of our team members and supporters of this project, we can now confirm that the four material layers needed to construct the first SEG Plate has now been realized as shown within this image. The precision machining of these materials will be within 10 microns and it is expected to take up 3 months to complete.  Note that each ring layer has an individual electronic function, working all together to form a unique solid state magnetic diode.


May 28, 2007

This shot clip shows the actual machining of the Stator's Magnetic layer.    

18 April 2007

Morris and the SEG Prototype Plate materials made in the USA.



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