Magnetic Bearings Are Slow To Catch On

Despite their advantages, magnetic bearings have been slow to catch on widely in industry, said Eric Maslen, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. One reason, he said, has been the complications involved in installing the control system that runs the electromagnets. That system is typically housed in a bulky cabinet far from the rotating shaft.

via Novelties – Magnetic Bearings That House Their Own Controls – NYTimes.com.

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