Active magnetic bearing speed sensors

Magnetic Bearings and Their Need for Speed (Sensors)

By Richard Jayawant and Roy Leung, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings
Published in CompressorTech2, August/September 2014

In this article we look at the role of the rotational speed sensor in an active magnetic bearing (AMB) system. The article examines design considerations for obtaining a reliable speed signal, together with the types of sensors that are used, and then looks at the functionality within the AMB system that is dependent on the resulting signals.

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Sep 15, 2014 | Article