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Warberger B.,ETH Zurich | Kaelin R.,BKW FMB Energy AG | Nussbaumer T.,Levitronix GmbH | Kolar J.W.,ETH Zurich
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2012

In this paper, a novel bearingless motor (50 N\cdot\hbox{m} /2.5 kW) for high-purity mixing applications is presented. The motor consists of a stator with concentrated windings and an exterior rotor with permanent magnets. The rotor is propelled and spatially suspended only by means of magnetic fields. This paper deals with the functionality and the mechanical setup of the new motor. Thereby, the optimization of the motor design is presented in detail. In order to evaluate the load of the bearingless motor in mixing operation, a fluid simulation is set up. Moreover, after the identification of the losses, a thermal simulation is established in order to predict the temperature distribution within the motor. Finally, a functional model is built up to verify the results. © 2006 IEEE. Source


Reichert T.,ETH Zurich | Nussbaumer T.,Levitronix GmbH | Kolar J.W.,ETH Zurich
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics | Year: 2012

This paper presents a novel exterior rotor topology of a bearingless brushless synchronous motor with rated power of 300 W. Owing to the large possible magnetic gap and the absence of mechanical bearings, this motor is especially qualified for high-purity and low-shear applications (e.g., bioreactor mixing). Both torque and magnetic bearing forces are created inside this disk-shaped motor using a sophisticated control (proportional-integral- differential vector control) with superimposed drive and bearing currents fed to the concentrated combined stator coils. Optimal design is derived based on an electromagnetic analysis using the three-dimensional finite element method (3D-FEM), and the simulation results are verified with a prototype mixer setup. © 2011 IEEE. Source


A centrifugal pump is proposed having a pump housing (


Patent
Levitronix GmbH | Date: 2011-03-10

The invention relates to a treatment apparatus (


Patent
Levitronix GmbH | Date: 2011-01-13

A magnetic bearing apparatus is proposed having a stator (

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