Vortex (VTX)

The MagnaDrive Vortex (VTX) is specifically designed for centrifugal pump and fan applications and consists of two separate components that have no physical contact. 

A precision machined anodized aluminum rotor containing powerful permanent rare-earth-magnets is mounted on the load shaft.  A conductor rotor assembly consisting of a zinc plated steel housing with copper rings mounts on the motor shaft.  The coupling’s ability to transmit torque is created by the relative motion between the copper conductor and the magnets.  This motion creates a magnetic field in the copper that interacts with the permanent magnets, thus transmitting torque across a gap between the conductor and magnet rotors. 

VTX-11 shown.


Key Features & Benefits:

  • Three Models (VTX-11, VTX-07 and VTX-03)
  • Energy Savings
  • Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
  • Efficient Torque Transfer
  • Accepts Misalignment
  • Cushioned Start
  • Eliminates Vibration Transfer Between Motor and Load
  • Simple Installation
  • Reduces Maintenance & Operation Costs
  • Increases Pump Seal & Bearing Life

Ideal Solution For Pump Applications Subject To:

  • Vibration from Misalignment
  • Thermal Expansion
  • Pulsating Loads
  • Periodic Overloading
  • Shock Loading
  • Tight Space Constraints