MagnaDrive couplings and Adjustable Speed Drives replace the physical connection between the motor and load with a gap of air. Because of this air gap, the Adjustable Speed Drive:
- Eliminates harmful vibration and wear and tear
- Enhances energy efficiency
- Increases motor life
- Protects equipment from overload damage
When the No. 1 Coke Cooler failed on November 16, 2016, a new coupling was in order. A Torque-Limiting Magnetic Coupling was successfully installed in the No. 2 Coke Cooler, providing significant vibration reduction over the Voith hydraulic coupling it replaced.
Questions about new coupling performance require a full load shutdown and restart (something we never purposely plan to do) as well as operating time. The coupling has an infinite lifespan, so there’s no need to worry about wear and tear.
“MagnaDrive Couplings Help Production Equipment for Immunization Efforts”
A company in São Paulo, Brazil installed MagnaDrive Magnetic Couplings in the chill water pumps they use to produce vaccines. Their goal was to minimize problems with critical equipment on the production line and increase productivity.
“We were very pleased with the results obtained with the installation of magnetic couplings in the vaccine production equipment.”
-Site Maintenance Manager
Total Cost of Ownership
When compared to alternative drives or constant torque couplings, MagnaDrive products offer:
- Increased process system reliability
- Lower maintenance costs for motors, seals and bearings
- Reduced operational downtime
- Substantial energy savings
- Extended life of critical assets