At SpinDrive, we are specialized in a customized design of active magnetic bearings for a wide range of applications. Our team of experienced engineers has designed magnetic bearings for turbo compressors, turbo blowers, and flywheels as well as for other applications and industries.
Our magnetic bearings are designed to meet the specific needs of each individual customer. By using our own design tools, the latest 3D CAD software, and advanced engineering techniques we design AMBs that are tailored to your specific requirements.
Our initial design provides you with an accurate view of the product, so you can be sure that you are getting exactly what you need.
Figure 1. Active magnetic bearing
If you are looking for bearings with a long-last life period and aim to improve the energy efficiency of your high-speed machines, look no further than SpinDrive’s active magnetic bearings. We provide world-class expertise in magnetic bearing design and flexible business models. Our experts will walk you through the entire process and support you in every step.
Active Magnetic Bearings deployment process
1. Initial evaluation & feasibility study
The customer cooperation project starts with an initial assessment. At this stage, we verify with our customers the project scope and what kind of business model is needed including possible involvement of third parties. Typically, SpinDrive starts with a feasibility study. The feasibility study report illustrates how much space the designed AMBs occupy in customer system.
Figure 2. 8-pole heteropolar radial bearing
2. Detailed design
After a full assessment, our experts will produce the CAD models, manufacturing drawings, rotor dynamics analysis, controllability reports, FEM, and control models. After the detailed design, the AMB parts are manufacturing ready.
Figure 3. Axial bearing
3. AMB system parts manufacturing and supply
At this stage, the AMB parts are manufactured. While the Magma® magnetic bearing controller is a standard product, the active parts in the electrical machine-like actuators and sensors are always project specific.
With SpinDrive flexible business model, our clients can select which parts of the deliverables they want to either coordinate in house, or trust to SpinDrive’s supply chain. This enables optimized costs and faster time-to-market.
Figure 4. Combined axial and radial bearing
4. AMB system commissioning
After the AMB system is assembled and installed, SpinDrive engineers will conduct the AMB system commissioning. It starts with on-site commissioning and can be supported afterwards with remote commissioning.
5. The best AMB technology partner
SpinDrive democratizes levitation. Our aim is to deploy AMBs for our customers in easy and affordable way. We are aiming to be the best AMB partner and support our customers continuously with existing and new AMB applications.
SpinDrive at your service
Active Magnetic Bearings are a great way to improve the performance and reliability of your equipment. We are here to help you with your application, feel free to contact us at any time, and we can get started.
Author: Ole Martola
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