The proposed research focuses on the advanced development and implementation of a magnetically levitated high speed motor system for industrial spinning machines. The goal of the proposed project is to realise a novel and worldwide unique rotor spinning concept with superior yarn quality by the use of active magnetic bearings in combination with a high efficiency brushless direct current (BLDC) motor. The rotor spinning technology has proven to be the emerging trend in industrial spinning due to the advantages in maintenance and higher productivity. Therefore, the project aims to address the needs of tomorrow’s rotor spinning machines based on a multidisciplinary mechatronic approach by combining magnetic suspended motor technology with spinning technology. The Institute of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics of the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) will coordinate the research work and give its competence in magnetic bearing technology and electrical drives. Rieter CZ will contribute the knowledge in development of spinning machines and spinning technology and the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) GmbH will add its experience in power electronics.
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