MagnaDrive couplings and Adjustable Speed Drives replace the physical connection between motor and load with a gap of air. This air gap eliminates harmful vibration, wear and tear, enhances energy efficiency, increases motor life and protects equipment from overload damage.
Some of the features and benefits of this technology include: MagnaDrive’s revolutionary disconnected torque-transfer technology reduces your total cost of ownership by lowering maintenance and operating costs, increasing process availability, and improving system reliability.
A Torque Limiting Magnetic Coupling is currently in service driving the No.2 Coke Cooler. The coupling upgrade project was initiated as a result of a failure event on the No.1 coke cooler on November 16, 2016. Installation and start-up went well and the coupling is performing as expected demonstrating significant benefits (vibration reduction) over the Voith hydraulic coupling it replaced.
Remaining questions on new coupling performance will require a full load shutdown restart (something we never purposely plan to do) and operating time. The coupling is an infinite life design with no wear out parts.
“MagnaDrive Couplings help Production Equipment for Immunization Efforts”
A company in São Paulo, Brazil selected and acquired MagnaDrive magnetic couplings for installation in their chill water pumps for their vaccine production process with the aim of minimizing problems in critical equipment on the production line and increasing productivity.
“We were very pleased with the results obtained with the installation of magnetic couplings in the vaccine production equipment.” States the site Mainatance Manager.
Total Cost of Ownership
When compared to alternative drives or constant torque couplings MagnaDrive products offer:
- Increased process system reliability.
- Lower maintenance cost for motor, seals and bearings.
- Reduced operational downtime.
- Substantial energy savings.
- Extended life of critical productive assets.