22. October 2014

500,000 rpm rotational speeds thanks to magnetic bearings

Magazine “Polydrive” 2/2014

Applications with high rotational speeds require outstanding bearing solutions. Air and magnetic bearings are increasingly used in place of ball bearings. When operated in vacuum, magnetic bearings offer the most advantages. A new concept for rotational speeds above 500,000 rpm will provide a durable basis for optical systems and satellite reaction wheels.

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