Levitation technology

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

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Our mission

Our passion is to push energy efficiency to the maximum level and promote oil-free solutions in various industries. We provide design and prototyping of the high-speed electrical drivetrains supported by frictionless magnetic bearings. In a serial production, we provide active magnetic bearing systems. SpinDrive’s solution lowers the customer’s lifecycle costs by 35%.

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High initial investments

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High maintenance costs

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Limited and non-customized solution

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Risk of oil contamination

Industry challenges

Around 40% of the electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electrical machines. However, most of the electrical machines are not working at the optimum point from a process efficiency perspective. Original Equipment Manufacturers require reliable, energy efficient and completely containment-free prime movers. However, the drivetrain industry is lacking innovation. The typical problems are the absence of the machine operational data, the need for a gearbox and lubrication. It leads to frequent equipment breakdowns and high maintenance costs. SpinDrive solution addresses all these challenges.

Industry challenges

Around 40% of the electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electrical machines. However, most of the electrical machines are not working at the optimum point from a process efficiency perspective. Original Equipment Manufacturers require reliable, energy efficient and completely containment-free prime movers. However, the drivetrain industry is lacking innovation. The typical problems are the absence of the machine operational data, the need for a gearbox and lubrication. It leads to frequent equipment breakdowns and high maintenance costs. SpinDrive solution addresses all these challenges.

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High initial investments

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High maintenance costs

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Limited and non-customized solution

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Risk of oil contamination

SpinDrive solution


1. Design and prototyping of the high-speed drivetrains.

2. Serial production of active magnetic bearing packages.

Our typical range is from 30 kW to 2 MW, 10 000 rpm to 100 000 rpm.

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Solution benefits

Higher system
efficiency

EnergyEfficiency

End-user payback time is 2 years.

Maintenance-free system

MaintenanceFree

Saves at least 50% on the maintenance costs.

Oil-free
operation

OilFree

Brings an opportunity to enter new markets.

Condition
monitoring

Monitoring

Prevents customer’s equipment breakdown.

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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.

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Electric Vehicles

High-speed machines are used in energy recovery systems to increase power density.

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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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ORC powerplants

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

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Our Team

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Janne Heikkinen

CEO Janne Heikkinen is responsible for business management and strategic company development. He holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering and was a project manager in a project that was the kick-off for the university spinoff company SpinDrive. Janne is a specialist in rotordynamics and high-speed drivetrain manufacturing methods.

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Alexander Smirnov

CTO Alexander Smirnov has a European-level project management experience. He was involved as a key designer in many projects, which included AMB design. He holds a doctoral degree in control engineering. Alexander is a specialist in electromagnetic design, control, and commissioning of AMBs. He is the main developer of the SpinDrive software tools.

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Nikita Uzhegov

COO Nikita Uzhegov is responsible for customer relationships, supply chain management, and business development. He holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and he was a key electromagnetic designer of five different successfully tested high-speed electrical machines. He was a project manager in a SpinDrive project aimed at HVAC market exploration.

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Teemu Sillanpää

Chief Designer Teemu Sillanpää is heading towards a doctoral degree in electrical engineering. He is a specialist in the control and power electronics design, sensor technology and system testing. He is working on the SpinDrive’s controller and sensor development.

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