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Actuators 2017, 6(1), 8;

Applying Standard Industrial Components for Active Magnetic Bearings

Siemens AG, Nonnendammallee 72, 13629 Berlin, Germany
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Academic Editor: Eric H. Maslen
Received: 30 November 2016 / Revised: 6 January 2017 / Accepted: 25 January 2017 / Published: 4 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Magnetic Bearing Actuators)
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With the increasing number of active magnetic bearing applications, satisfying additional requirements is becoming increasingly more important. As for every technology, moving away from being a niche product and achieving a higher level of maturity, these requirements relate to robustness, reliability, availability, safety, security, traceability, certification, handling, flexibility, reporting, costs, and delivery times. Employing standard industrial components, such as those from flexible modular motion control drive systems, is an approach that allows these requirements to be satisfied while achieving rapid technological innovation. In this article, we discuss technical and non-technical aspects of using standard industrial components in magnetic bearing applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: active magnetic bearings; industrial applications; standard components active magnetic bearings; industrial applications; standard components

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Koehler, B.-U.; Denk, J.; Van Maanen, G.; Lang, M. Applying Standard Industrial Components for Active Magnetic Bearings. Actuators 2017, 6, 8.

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