The end of wear and lubrication
Category : News
Levitating mechanical supports may seem a science fiction or futuristic reality. Nevertheless, magnetic contactless systems are already available and capable of dealing with most of the problems bound to traditional mechanic devices. MAG SOAR products and services explore all the possibilities offered by this clear breaktrough in nowadays technology.
The substitution of geared teeth for magnets results in a contactless way of transmitting forces that nips in every wear and tear between the mechanism parts. This huge advantage entails minimum maintenance and a significant lifetime lengthening. A clear overpass respect other similar devices.
NO NEED of LUBRICATION
In conventional systems the lack of lubrication, not using enough product or applying the improper one can trigger a large number of problems in gearboxes and moving mechanisms. Magnetic contactless systems directly imply the end of every issue connected to lubrication. Levitating devices would finally break the machinery dependence and constant expenses on lubricating materials.
SUPPORTS EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
MAG SOAR´s magnetic bearings are able to stand extreme temperatures as it´s been tested in the first prototype, MAG DRIVE. This makes this contactless technology perfect for the conquest of space. Exploration missions needn´t worry anymore for problems that may arise derived from slewing gearboxes such as a stuck axle or a misaligned gear cog.
HIGH PRECISION DRIVES
This contactless technology also presents an anti-jamming function so when maximum design torque is exceeded, power devices in the kinematic chain to break down. It also counts with inherent damping and reduction of vibration that can be tuned by design. Additionally, it has no backlash so it provides a smooth and continuous transmission and it can operate as a reduction or an amplification stage, rotating in clockwise or in counter clockwise directions without the need to stop the system.