NavyPress Release-Feb 2005
MagnaDrive Awarded $2.7 mil Contract to Supply U.S. Navy
Bellevue, Washington – February 2, 2005 – MagnaDrive Corporation, a supplier of patented torque
transfer technology to industry, announced an award to supply constant torque couplings for the U.S.
Navy. The couplings will be used in an assortment of pump refurbishment applications across the Navy’s
“MagnaDrive’s technology has clearly
demonstrated significant operating cost reductions through improved reliability, lower maintenance expense, and energy savings in a wide assortment of uses,” stated Jim Cich, President and CEO of MagnaDrive. “The U.S.
Navy has been testing this technology for over
two years and the order for nine different
pump applications is evidence of their support
for our technology. We are especially proud
to see the first Navy orders being accepted for
the rigorous operating environment of frontline
Cich noted that the three-year order is valued at over $2.7 million. The Navy has installed
the MagnaDrive technology on ten of its twelve ship classes in the fleet including
aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and cruisers.
In addition to the constant torque applications currently under investigation, there is enormous potential for MagnaDrive’s Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) technology with the Navy. However, Cich cautioned, “… constant torque technology was the easiest avenue to pursue, so efforts were focused there first.Based on the acceptance timetable observed in this process, we do not expect any sizable Navy ASD
orders until after 2008.”
Bellevue based MagnaDrive Corporation was founded in 1999. The Company’s technology provides a
cost effective solution to increase reliability and lower maintenance expense while achieving energy
savings and process control. The technology is protected by 20 domestic patents and over 150
international patents. The impact and potential of the technology was recognized by IndustryWeek
magazine, which selected MagnaDrive as a Technology of the Year in 2001.
More information about MagnaDrive is available at www.magnadrive.com. For a self-paced on-line
tutorial about MagnaDrive’s technology, please see the MagnaDrive Education System at