Finnish cleantech company SpinDrive has raised funding for further development of magnetic levitation bearings
These have been designed to improve energy efficiency, cut industrial waste and supply clean technology machinery companies.
SpinDrive’s frictionless bearings are small, energy efficient and affordable. They work through magnetic levitation, where there is no contact between rotating and stationary parts. No friction means no bearing maintenance for up to 20 years, even in high-speed applications, meaning high rotational speeds and energy efficiency without the risk of equipment downtime or maintenance breaks.
The bearings also provide condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of the whole machine, removing the need to install external sensors to monitor system health and reducing overall equipment maintenance costs.
“We have seen increasing international demand for more energy efficiency and cleaner solutions in industrial production, and we are excited to build SpinDrive to meet those customer needs with our active magnetic bearing systems and controllers,” says Nikita Uzhegov, COO and Co-founder of SpinDrive.
The bearings require no oil to work, eliminating the need for polluting lubricants from industrial production thereby reducing contamination risk. This allows manufacturers to enter new clean technology markets, such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and hydrogen-based production, where hygienic, contamination-free processing is essential.