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What are magnetic bearings and how they work

Industrial electric motors are the largest electrical end-use accounting for approximately 45% of global electricity consumption. Existing high-speed electric motor solutions without active magnetic bearings are inefficient and expensive to maintain. Electricity and maintenance costs represent more than 70% of the total lifecycle costs. As they operate at high speeds (above 10,000 rpm), they are often subject to failures and breakdowns, compromising the productivity…

Applications of active magnetic bearings

Active magnetic bearings (AMBs) have been used in the industry for more than 30 years. Various industrial applications are using high-speed electrical machines in their processes. With high rotational speeds (>10 000 rpm), these machines are often subject to failures and breakdowns. These failures are compromising the productivity and efficiency of the systems they drive.…

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Benefits of active magnetic bearing system 

Active magnetic bearings (AMB) levitate the rotational part of the electric motor using electromagnetic forces. By levitating the rotor there is no metal-to-metal contact between the rotating and stationary parts. This significantly increases energy efficiency and reduces maintenance costs of high-speed motors. The need for high shaft speed is one of the factors that call…

SpinDrive completed the Industrial Levitation Technology (INLET) project supported by HORIZON 2020

SpinDrive took part in the highly competitive Horizon 2020 program run by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The program consists of several phases where SpinDrive has completed Phase 1 of the project (SME Instrument 1). SMEI-1 feasibility study guided our future growth as it was aimed to acquire a deep understanding of the market,…

Butterfly Ventures invests in SpinDrive

SpinDrive is a Finnish start-up that provides tailored magnetic bearing systems for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company was founded in 2015 with the four founding members forming the board. SpinDrive is democratizing levitation and promoting emerging technology of high-speed machinery towards completely oil-free operation and the highest efficiency.   SpinDrive completed seed capital investment round during 2019. The funding was led…

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Häme supports SpinDrive’s development actions

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Häme has awarded 50 000 € grant for development actions of SpinDrive. The grant covers 50% of the total development costs and it is awarded from the European Regional Development Fund.  Active magnetic bearings (AMB) enable higher rotational speeds of electrical machines allowing direct attachment of actuator such as compressor wheel to…