Long Term Backup Bearing Testing Results

An energy storage flywheel was developed in 2005 to provide ride-through power for industrial UPS applications, and its application was expanded to provide regeneration power for mobile cranes. The flywheel, which operates in a vacuum, is supported by Active Magnetic Bearings (AMB) to minimize bearing losses, and has a high power motor/generator coupled to an efficient power conversion module. The flywheel can maintain energy for emergency use by holding at full speed or can be cycled up and down in speed to absorb and discharge energy rapidly. Over 400 Flywheel systems have been delivered and are operating in the field since product release.