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MagnaDrive Upgrades Three Power Generation Applications

MagnaDrive offered MGTL couplings for Minnesota Power’s air pre-heaters as well as a conveyor drive system in San Antonio. The company suggested E-Max couplings for a pump system in India. In all three cases, vibration was significantly reduced and the components benefitted from increased energy savings and value-added features. Learn more about each case study

MagnaDrive Upgrades Three Paper and Pulp Applications

The paper and pulp industry has been thriving and will continue to do so in the coming years as innovation and technology helps to meet the changing demands of this unique manufacturing segment. Improving operational efficiency while minimizing costs is paramount when it comes to paper and pulp applications.  The components used in these applications

MagnaDrive Upgrades Water/Wastewater Applications

Improving operational efficiency while minimizing costs is paramount when it comes to water and wastewater applications.  The components used in these applications face strict regulations, aging infrastructure, and in many cases high-energy consumption. MagnaDrive offered couplings to replace an entire belt system for the first example and adjustable speed drives (ASDs) for pumps in two

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