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MB Application Examples

High Speed – LeviTurb     

A typical product from LTI Motion, the LeviTurb, is focused on energy efficiency: The LeviTurb can be used to compress air or other gases at speeds up to 60,000 rpm and with a output power of 30 kW. The unit …Read More

NAM Natural Gas Compressor

NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij), a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil, originated in the mid- 1990s. Its goal was to find the most cost-effective way to extract gas and extend the life of the Groningen gas field, ensuring …Read More

Sealed Process Chamber     

The demands for cleanliness of the process environment in the chemical industry, for biotechnology and medical engineering and especially in the semiconductor industry have increased significantly over the last years. Hermetically sealed process chambers fulfil these strict requirements. Moreover the …Read More

Compressor Surge Test Rig

The safe operating range of pressure and mass flow for centrifugal compressors is limited by a dynamic flow instability known as surge. Surge occurs as the mass flow through the compressor is reduced to a critical point where the flow …Read More

Ventricular Assist Device     

Recent work on the LifeFlow heart pump has been focused on optimizing overall performance by reevaluating the design of individual components. In particular, recent efforts have been put into verifying the magnetic performance of the heart pump using a finite …Read More

High Energy Storage Flywheel

A 15,000 rpm, 130 kWh composite flywheel was designed for high-speed passenger rail service.  The rotor weighs 5000 lb.  It utilizes a 5-axis levitation system with permanent magnet bias homopolar magnetic bearings.  The radial bearings employ co-located optical position sensors.  …Read More

135kW Flywheel for Metro Bus

A hermetically-sealed 40,000 rpm, 1 kWh, 135 kW, graphite composite flywheel has been developed at CEM. The unit with integral motor/generator is installed in a Houston-Metro transit bus.  It utilizes a 5-axis levitation system with permanent magnet bias homopolar magnetic …Read More

Magnetic Suspension for Vibration Isolation

Magnetic suspension provides an excellent active vibration isolation technology and has shown useful characteristics including non-contact, fast response, high reliability and long lifetime. A control algorithm and the cost function of the active vibration isolation were proposed, based on the …Read More