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Active magnetic bearings

Active magnetic bearing system for the high-speed machinery sector and industrial original equipment manufacturers

April 2019
June 2022

Active magnetic bearings

Active magnetic bearing system for the high-speed machinery sector and industrial original equipment manufacturers

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date June 24, 2022
From Finland
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

SpinDrive improves the energy efficiency of industrial proceses by providing active magnetic bearings to equipment manufacturers easily and affordably. SpinDrive brings new levels of efficiency and reliability to high-speed machinery across heavy industrial and new emerging sectors such as green hydrogen. SpinDrive’s AMBs are completely oil-free and maintenance-free, resulting in a reduction of lifecycle costs of the end-user equipment by 35% and millions of euros from improved efficiency. Our core innovation is a patented technology, which unlocks the power of industrial levitation and IoT in high-speed machinery. We provide friction-free IoT magnetic bearing systems with an automated commissioning process for 80% faster installation and commissioning.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Improves electric motor-driven system efficiency by at least 10%
  • Completely maintenance-free, which reduces customer equipment maintenance costs by 80%
  • Oil-free operation and IoT condition monitoring system with built-in displacement sensors reduce the overall equipment lifecycle costs by 35%
  • For a 500kW motor, the CO2 savings would amount to an estimated 200 kg p.a.
  • Estimated potential CO2 mitigation potential above 10 Mtn by 2030 annually

The Financial Benefits

  • Below 1 year payback time for the equipment with SpinDrive AMB solution
  • 80% lower maintenance costs of the OEM units

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SpinDrive provides turn-key drivetrains with high-speed electrical machines and frictionless bearings for OEMs in HVAC.

Headquarters 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
Type Startup or self-employed
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