Why Use Magnetic Bearings

Active magnetic bearings have several advantages: reduced friction, lower maintenance costs, no need for lubrication, and no mechanical wear. Thanks largely to Synchrony innovation, magnetic bearings are now at work in applications from HVAC chillers to gas turbine engines.


Are Magnetic Bearings Right For Your Application?

Magnetic bearings can be the solution for you if you need:

Reduced cost of ownership

Magnetic bearings do not require pumps, sumps, gear boxes, or lubrication. In fact, the acquisition cost of the magnetic bearings is often less than the oil lubrication system that is eliminated. Magnetic bearings also cut maintenance costs while boosting uptime.

Reliable performance under extreme conditions

With over 1,000 machines in operation, Synchrony magnetic bearings have proven that they are up to the challenges of many critical applications.

Performance in a compact design

Magnetic bearing control systems and algorithms ensure stable, low-vibration operation, while compact electronic controls enable a smaller footprint.

Greener and safer operation

With no lubrication needed for magnetic bearings to operate, your facility – and the environment – are not exposed to potential chemical contamination. They also eliminate fire hazards caused by flammable lubricants. By reducing friction, magnetic bearings also use less energy and produce less noise.

Increased product life

Synchrony’s magnetic bearings improve the life of the entire machine. Our health monitoring systems offer remote monitoring capabilities – to identify a problem and to protect a machine before it causes damage.

Smarter machine monitoring system

The ability to monitor, identify and analyze the status of important conditions such as temperature and vibration are vital to the health of rotating machines. Much of this information can be obtained through the magnetic bearing user interface without the need of additional monitoring systems.
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