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A solar-powered magnetic suspension carrier system is fabricated which achieves noncontact power supply to the carrier. There are two conventional methods of supplying power to a carrier. One is through wires or contacts such as pantograph and the other is a battery in the carrier. However, the noncontact characteristics are lost in the former, and stations for charging the battery are necessary in the latter. These problems are overcome by the proposed carrier system using solar magnetic suspension that can achieve continuous levitation. In rooms like in factory, the generation of power by solar cells is low so that the magnetic suspension needs power saving. A zero power control system is applied to the suspension of the floator. In addition, low-power peripheral devices are also fabricated.

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Booktitle: Proceedings of ISMB14