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Condition Monitoring with MagnaDrive: Advantages of IIoT in 2020

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is how the Internet is emerging in the physical world. Smart manufacturing tools (sensors, software, monitoring devices) allow today’s industrial products to create, measure and optimize potential outcomes. This can improve areas such as energy efficiency as well as energy costs.  MagnaDrive provides some of these tools with its

Engineering Assessment: Consultation Service Provides Magnetic Coupling Options for Medical Manufacturer

Custom designs and prototypes continue to play a significant role in the mechanical power transmission market. As the applications continually evolve, MagnaDrive provides an in-depth, analysis, simulation, prototype, testing and consultation service to meet the changing demands of their customers. The company recently worked with a large medical device manufacturer to examine the feasibility of

Magnetic Clutch Offers Variety of Benefits for Belt Conveyor Application

MagnaDrive’s Magnetic Clutch (MC) offers a soft start solution for high inertial loads. The MC uses magnetic induction to transfer torque without a physical connection between your motor and driven components. This allows for a motor to be started without experiencing any load. MagnaDrive has installed its Magnetic Clutch on a coal belt conveyor line

Preventing Downtime on a BP Coke Cooling Drum, MagnaDrive Reduces Vibration and Increases Efficiency for Unique Oil & Gas Application

Petroleum coke production is an important source of revenue in the oil and gas industry. Coke drums are used to separate petroleum coke from lighter hydrocarbons. Many drums have reliability problems that can cause shutdowns and affect productivity. Components that can successfully run with severe misalignment without having impact on motor/gearbox vibration are crucial for

The Delivery Dilemma Getting Packages On and Off a FedEx Conveyor Network with Magnetic Couplings

Speed and reliability are staples for FedEx. As the world’s largest express transportation company, they deliver to every U.S. address and to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx has ten Air Express Hubs worldwide handling over 670 aircraft and an average of 3.3 million packages daily. In each hub a network of conveyors handles

MagnaDrive Introduces ATEX-rated MagZone, for Mission Critical Equipment

The MagZone 200 – 700 Series, ATEX Rating Zone 2, is suited for applications ranging from 10 to 1,500 HP in an explosive atmosphere. It harnesses the power of a no-contact, magnet-to-magnet synchronous connection. Compact and tough, the interior sequence of this patented design uses Neodymium-Iron-Boron magnets—the strongest permanent magnets in the world. The MagZone

Slight Modifications on the Seas (Part One, Naval Applications)

The USNS Sisler is a Watson-class cargo ship named for First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, a Medal of Honor recipient. The U.S. Naval ship was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on December 1, 1998 and is operated by a civilian crew of 26, plus up to 50 active-duty personnel. The ship is a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessel

MagnaDrive Showcases Magnetic Coupling Systems at the Middle East Rotating Machinery Conference & Showcase in Dubai

The recent Middle Ease Rotating Machinery Conference & Showcase in Dubai offered us the opportunity to showcase our technology for regional audiences. We were welcomed to the event by our advocate in the Middle East, Abdulrahman Al Fadhel.  The event was organized to allow participants to provide presentations with question and answer sessions afterward, showcase

How Our Adjustable Speed Drive Helped Yanshan Petrochemical Save on Energy

Our team at MagnaDrive designs adjustable speed drive systems to help companies across the industrial marketplace reduce overspending on energy costs. Many firms now deploy fans within their cooling towers that are designed to work to the highest capacity around the clock, even if this level of critical performance isn’t required 24/7. This leads to

Chevron Pump Vibration Resolved Through MagnaDrive Coupling Systems

Companies across the globe experience vibration within their pumps due to high-speed performance and coupling products not being rated for high speeds. The challenge is maintaining high-speed productivity while reducing vibration and eliminating wear on pump seals. It’s the challenge that the team at Chevron faced and one that was addressed by the team at