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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

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications IV)

There are positives and negatives to every decision made at a manufacturing plant. Will this component breakdown faster than the alternative? Should I consider spending more money now to save money later? Do I have the right maintenance plan in place if these components fail? Couplings may have to deal with high vibration or rotation

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications III)

  In 2010, a small 25 hp “Bad actor,” pump at Tanajib and two 60 hp pumps were retrofitted with magnetic couplings. In 2017, deployment of six 120 hp pumps with magnetic couplings occurred at the Yanbu Refinery. These upgrades were considered after the organization began examining alternatives to the standard couplings previously installed in

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications II)

In the previous blog, we examined the advantages of both fixed gap magnetic couplings as well as variable gap magnetic couplings in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Today, we’ll put what we’ve learned to the test by looking in-depth at a pump system application. Abdulrahman Alkhowaiter is a machinery consultant at Saudi Aramco, a leading