Processes that benefit from AMB
Turbo compressors are utilized to produce pressurized air and need a high rotational speed. AMB helps to provide oil-free air in an efficient and reliable way.
Turbo blowers are used in aeration, drying, air agitation and pneumatic conveying processes. With active magnetic bearings the need for surface contact is avoided, greatly reducing wear and providing the ability to work at high axial load.
Electrification of aviation require higher rotational speed to reduce the size and weight to carry onboard. AMB enables the ultimate speeds being the number one bearing solution for electric motors in aviation.
Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are used for producing parts by physically cutting the piece up to the desired shape. Magnetic bearings allow to process workpiece faster, reduce wear of the tool and not to worry about heat deformation.
Small & microturbines
Small and microturbines are used in distributed generation due to their ability to provide stable and reliable power. AMB allows to work at high temperatures and high speeds, which makes microturbines very efficient.
Turbo expanders convert the energy contained in a pressurized gas into mechanical work, when the gas is expanding. AMB provides fast start and excellent partial load efficiency for this equipment.
Flywheels are used as the energy storage systems. Active magnetic bearings help to minimize idle losses, which are one of the main challenges for the flywheel. AMB make flywheels more dynamically controllable.
Vacuum pump draws gas molecules from a sealed volume to create a vacuum. Active magnetic bearings enable completely containment-free operation without any maintenance.
Organic Rankine Cycle units generate electricity from heat. Magnetic bearings can tolerate organic working fluid environment and ensure the highest safety and generation efficiency.
Many other applications require high rotational speed and high reliability. SpinDrive Active Magnetic Bearings are a perfect fit for fusion power, green hydrogen, marine turbomachinery and other traditional and emerging applications.
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