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SpinDrive levitation technology

Magnetic bearings are levitating the rotational part of the machine, totally eliminating friction. No lubricant or maintenance is needed, and the efficiency is higher. 

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Our mission

SpinDrive fights against climate change by mitigating CO2 emissions. 

We improve the energy efficiency of the industrial processes. 

SpinDrive democratizes levitation by providing active magnetic bearings across the industries.

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Maintenance Costs

Maintenance costs

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Missing high-speed bearing expertise

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Limited and non-customized solution

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Risk of oil contamination

Industrial challenges

About 45% of electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electric motors. The efficiency of many industrial processes can be increased by using high-speed electric motors. However, 70% of the high-speed motor failures are caused by traditional bearings. The traditional technology also carries the risk of oil contamination.

Industrial challenges

About 45% of electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electric motors. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) use motors that make end-users’ processes not highly efficient. The efficiency can be increased by using high-speed electric motors. However, 70% of the high-speed motor failures are caused by traditional bearings. The old technology also carries the risk of oil contamination. 

Maintenance Costs

Maintenance costs

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Missing high-speed bearing expertise

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Limited and non-customized solution

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Risk of oil contamination

SpinDrive solution

SpinDrive provides design, prototyping and serial production of
active magnetic bearings (AMBs) for Original Equipment Manufacturers

Actuators

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Levitate rotational part of the motor. Adjusted for the specific customers’ needs.

Controller

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Core component, which is based on years of research and ensures reliable operation

Sensors

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Measure position of the rotor. Adjusted for the specific customers’ needs

Magnetic bearing benefits

Magnetic bearings provide both technical and economical benefits

Higher system
efficiency

Energy Efficiency

End-user payback time is 2 years.

Maintenance-free system

Maintenance Free

Saves at least 80% on the maintenance costs.

Oil-free
operation

Oil Free

Brings an opportunity to enter new markets.

Condition
monitoring

Monitoring

Prevents customer’s equipment breakdown.

Application fields

These industrial processes can benefit from higher rotation speed

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Turbocompressors

AMBs eliminate metal-to-metal contact. It means that there are no moving parts to lubricate, waste energy or maintain.

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Electric Aircrafts

High-speed machines increase power density and reduce the size and weight to carry onboard.

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Turbo blowers & Pumps

Magnetic bearing is the solution to overcome the limits of high-speed and high axial load.

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Marine Turbocharger

AMBs enable safe operation off-shore, system compactness and typical cycle load tolerance.

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Small & microturbines

AMBs provide fast start and excellent partial load efficiency.

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Flywheels

Magnetic bearings make the system more dynamically controllable and can operate in vacuum.

ORC units

ORC units

Organic Rankine Cycle powerplant can achieve soft-starting and use highly integrated packages with AMBs.

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CNC Machines

Magnetic bearings allow high-speed drilling and improve operation efficiency.

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Oil & Gas turbomachinery

Magnetic bearings enable reliable offshore and subsea operation with predictive maintenance.

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Turbo expanders

AMBs ensure contactless operation at any operating point.

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Team SpinDrive

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Janne Heikkinen

Janne is responsible for the strategy, financial and overall management of the company. Proven track record in product/project management and team coordination. PhD in the field of rotating machinery from LUT.

Janne Heikkinen
CEO

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Alexander Smirnov

Alexander is responsible for the technological leadership and IPR protection. Seasoned industrial project manager with large experience in industry-oriented R&D projects. PhD in the field of AMB control from LUT.

Alexander Smirnov
CTO

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Nikita Uzhegov

Nikita is responsible for the business development, customer and investor relations and partnerships. Solid experience in commercial and customer-oriented roles. PhD in the field of high-speed machinery from LUT. 2019 YTILI Fellow.

Nikita Uzhegov
COO

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Teemu Sillanpää

Teemu is responsible for overall product management decisions. Specialist in the control and power electronics design, sensor technology and system testing. Heading towards a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from LUT.

Teemu Sillanpää
CPO

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Ole Martola

Ole holds M.Sc.(Tech) and Henley MBA with over 20 years' experience in sales and business development with high-tech industrial SMEs. His background also includes entrepreneurship and leading pioneer work with new products and markets.

Ole Martola
Business Development Director

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Harri Rahikainen

Harri is leading the magnetic bearing controller software development at SpinDrive. He is also doing his Master's degree in electrical engineering focusing on embedded software engineering and automation.

Harri Rahikainen
Lead Software Architect

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Tuukka Nurminen

Tuukka is responsible for refining and performing design processes for the electromagnetic actuators. He is also doing his master’s thesis on electrical machines, electrical drive systems and power electronics.

Tuukka Nurminen
Design Engineer

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