About Us

Who We Are

CTM Magnetics services industrial and energy markets where reducing capital investments, equipment downtime, and power costs have high value. We remove energy pollution from 3 phase grids and motors with our patented inductor and filter technology. Our technology is protected by 38 issued patents with over 600 claims – with many patents pending. CTM’s Intellectual Property is manufactured in Tempe, Arizona in two facilities comprising 80,000 square feet, which are CTM owned and optimized to develop and manufacture CTM’s leading-edge technology.

CTM is a family-owned business whose owners have been partners for 32 years and together have funded 100% of the company’s facilities, technology, and staff. In addition to delivering quality products for over 30 years, CTM is ISO-9001:2015 certified and UL 508A panel shop certified; we have controls and approvals to create and build UL Listed cabinets and panels. Our CTM team is committed to innovation, growth, executing our promises, and maintaining our culture.

CTM’s team is executing its growth plan for pumping, compressing, propulsion, renewables, and energy storage markets and delivering on its brand promise of small, quiet, efficient, and reliable solutions.

“Power Quality…We Fixed It”

By saying, “we fixed it”, it means that we evaluated the whole problem and engineered a whole solution to meet our brand promise of being small, quiet, efficient, and reliable. Our customers don’t need to invest in engineering and cabinet costs to package CTM solutions.

Who We Are

CTM Magnetics services industrial and energy markets where reducing capital investments, equipment downtime, and power costs have high value. We remove energy pollution from 3 phase grids and motors with our patented inductor and filter technology. Our technology is protected by 38 issued patents with over 600 claims – with many patents pending. CTM’s Intellectual Property is manufactured in Tempe, Arizona in two facilities comprising 80,000 square feet, which are CTM owned and optimized to develop and manufacture CTM’s leading-edge technology.

CTM is a family-owned business whose owners have been partners for 32 years and together have funded 100% of the company’s facilities, technology, and staff. In addition to delivering quality products for over 30 years, CTM is ISO-9001:2015 certified and UL 508A panel shop certified; we have controls and approvals to create and build UL Listed cabinets and panels. Our CTM team is committed to innovation, growth, executing our promises, and maintaining our culture.

CTM’s team is executing its growth plan for pumping, compressing, propulsion, renewables, and energy storage markets and delivering on its brand promise of small, quiet, efficient, and reliable solutions.

“Power Quality…We Fixed It”

By saying, “we fixed it”, it means that we evaluated the whole problem and engineered a whole solution to meet our brand promise of being small, quiet, efficient, and reliable. Our customers don’t need to invest in engineering and cabinet costs to package CTM solutions.

CTM Product Line

CTM Product Line

Sine Wave Filters

Line (60 Hz) & High Frequency (100 – 500 Hz)
Liquid-cooled & Air-cooled for motor efficiency & protection

 

Passive Harmonic Filters

CTM Harmonic Filters protect the grid from drive output harmonics & meet IEEE-519 grid compliance

 

Line / Load Reactors

Liquid-cooled & Air-cooled
CTM Line & Load Side Reactors run up to 2,000 Hz.

 

High-Frequency Transformers

Liquid-cooled & Air-cooled
CTM High Frequency Transformers with Si-Carbide Frequencies Up To 50 kHz.

Power Quality Solutions

Our Direct Liquid Cooled technology removes up To 97% of the product’s heat from the cabinet.

CTM
Fully-Custom Solutions

CTM
Fully-Custom Solutions

CTM vs Our Competitors

The CTM Advantage:

CTM products include low-cost cooling systems, cabinet solutions, and use air and liquid cooling to remove inductor and filter heat from VFD and filter cabinets.

CTM inductors use magnetically isolated phases which add zero common mode noise typically eliminating the need for common mode filters.

Only CTM has full duty, full power sine wave filters for PM motors up to 500Hz; we enable high speed motor adoption by lowering capital cost and operational cost for PM motor drive systems.

 

Our Competitors:

Our competitors use magnetically coupled inductors (3 phase laminations) which add common mode noise and require additional filters to remove it.

Our competitors’ sine wave filter solutions for PM motor drives (high speed motors) increase capital cost and reduce system efficiency; a terrible combination.

Why We Do This

“Stop trying to make silicon steel ‘work’…CTM has solutions

Line frequency (50/60Hz) vendors are applying silicon steel construction and materials to filter high-frequency harmonics; this is inefficient. CTM leveraged their experience and knowledge in high frequency, high power inductor materials and construction to create power quality solutions for VFD users.  Stop trying to make silicon steel ‘work’ for high-frequency harmonic filters; CTM has much better solutions.

Power Quality Applications

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Motor Applications

Utility PowerUtility Power (Grid)

Harmonic Filter

Grid Protection

AC Drive

100-1000 Hz SW Filter

50/60 Hz SW Filter

Motor Protection

PM Motor

High Frequency Motor

Induction Motor

Line Frequncy Motor

Power Generation (Grid-tie) Applications

Utility Power (Grid)


Grid-Tie Filter

Line/LCL Filter

Converter

Power Generation & Energy Storage

Motor Applications

Utility Power (Grid)

Harmonic Filter

Grid Protection

Ac Drive

100-1000 Hz SW Filter

PM Motor

High Frequency Motor

 

50/60 Hz SW Filter

Induction Motor

Line Frequency Motor

Power Generation (Grid-Tie) Applications

Utility Power (Grid)


Grid-Tie Filter

Line/LCL Filter

Converter

Power Generation & Energy Storage

Culture & Values

Culture & Values

Mission Statement

We enable global energy conservation by utilizing our innovative power quality solutions to improve efficiency, reliability, and packaging in high power conversion systems.

 

Vision Statement

To be the default power quality solution by teaching the world to remove line frequency materials from high frequency applications.

 

Values

INNOVATION: We value innovation through problem solving, thoughtful configuration, meeting customer need, experimentation, continuous improvement, differentiate, and growth.

RISK: We value and embrace risk. CTM leadership cultivates and supports calculated risk taking.

TRUST: We value and trust employees, customers, partners, and vendors. Cultivating trust takes a continuous commitment to honesty.

COMMUNICATION: We value a culture of open communication. Ideas come from customers, employees, and vendors.

PEOPLE: We value our people and the people they care about. We nurture positive attitudes and empower employees to succeed and grow. We value debate, positive disagreement, and differing opinions.

INTEGRITY: We value loyalty, honesty, and commitment to our customers and employees.

EFFICIENCY: We value efficiency in our products, manufacturing, operations, and people.

MENTORSHIP: We value mastery and embrace the bi-directional education component of learning from experienced peers.

 

Brand Promise

Small. Quiet. Efficient. Reliable.

Mission Statement

We enable global energy conservation by utilizing our innovative power quality solutions to improve efficiency, reliability, and packaging in high power conversion systems.

 

Vision Statement

To be the default power quality solution by teaching the world to remove line frequency materials from high frequency applications.

 

Values

INNOVATION: We value innovation through problem solving, thoughtful configuration, meeting customer need, experimentation, continuous improvement, differentiate, and growth.

RISK: We value and embrace risk. CTM leadership cultivates and supports calculated risk taking.

TRUST: We value and trust employees, customers, partners, and vendors. Cultivating trust takes a continuous commitment to honesty.

COMMUNICATION: We value a culture of open communication. Ideas come from customers, employees, and vendors.

PEOPLE: We value our people and the people they care about. We nurture positive attitudes and empower employees to succeed and grow. We value debate, positive disagreement, and differing opinions.

INTEGRITY: We value loyalty, honesty, and commitment to our customers and employees.

EFFICIENCY: We value efficiency in our products, manufacturing, operations, and people.

MENTORSHIP: We value mastery and embrace the bi-directional education component of learning from experienced peers.

 

Brand Promise

Small. Quiet. Efficient. Reliable.

Our History

Our History

CTM was founded in Arizona in 1976 by a Motorola engineer who wanted to design and build line and switching frequency transformers for Motorola. In 1981, the company was purchased by its current ownership.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s CTM Magnetics carved out a growing business in line and switching frequency custom engineered magnetics. Our products used standard components available to anyone during these years; however, our engineering skills, customer service, and quality production team helped build the business to a sustainable level where investment in innovation was possible. Our markets from 1980 through 2004 were medical electronics, professional audio, battery chargers, and some military products.

In 2004, our product development engineers accepted a project to design an inductor on the output of a three phase, 2 kHz variable speed drive delivering 480 V at 1,200 A to a motor. Through a trial and error design method, CTM engineering finally conceived of our first THISS Technology® filter inductor design. The new inductor technology performed brilliantly under the customer’s 1,200 A test, and CTM Magnetics applied for its first patent.

CTM was founded in Arizona in 1976 by a Motorola engineer who wanted to design and build line and switching frequency transformers for Motorola. In 1981, the company was purchased by its current ownership.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s CTM Magnetics carved out a growing business in line and switching frequency custom engineered magnetics. Our products used standard components available to anyone during these years; however, our engineering skills, customer service, and quality production team helped build the business to a sustainable level where investment in innovation was possible. Our markets from 1980 through 2004 were medical electronics, professional audio, battery chargers, and some military products.

In 2004, our product development engineers accepted a project to design an inductor on the output of a three phase, 2 kHz variable speed drive delivering 480 V at 1,200 A to a motor. Through a trial and error design method, CTM engineering finally conceived of our first THISS Technology® filter inductor design. The new inductor technology performed brilliantly under the customer’s 1,200 A test, and CTM Magnetics applied for its first patent.

Small. Quiet. Efficient. Reliable

Stop trying to make silicon steel "work"