Patents Assigned to SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
  • Patent number: 10680484
    Abstract: A method of protecting ferromagnetic lamination stacks of a component of an electric machine, comprises the following steps: creating a component module by arranging a laminations stack of ferromagnetic sheets into a housing, (b) protecting locations of the component module where coating is unwanted, (c) inserting the component module into a hermetic chamber receiving an ionized gas, (d) polarizing the component module to submit a fixed electric potential to the component module, (e) depositing a thin layer of protective coating on the laminations stack of ferromagnetic sheets through a method of Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) at a temperature lower than 150° C., (f) monitoring the deposition homogeneity and deposition thickness of the thin layer of protective coating until desired thickness, and (g) rectifying the surface of the thin layer of protective coating to have a uniform protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Yvon Baucé, Eduardo Carrasco, Erwan Salahun
  • Patent number: 10605310
    Abstract: A landing bearing assembly for a rotary machine rotatable around a central axis and having a stator, a rotor with a shaft, a magnetic bearing, an auxiliary rolling bearing with two lateral faces, a landing sleeve facing, in normal operation of the rotary machine when the rotor is supported only by the magnetic bearing, the auxiliary rolling bearing at a nominal distance defined as the landing airgap El, the auxiliary rolling bearing coming into contact with the landing sleeve upon landing of the rotor in the event of a high shock. The assembly further provides a compliance ring with a nominal thickness Eo made from a material with a lower mechanical stiffness than the material constituting the other components of the landing bearing assembly to first absorb some energy of the shock by elastic deformation resulting in a reduction of its thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventor: Luc Baudelocque
  • Patent number: 10444106
    Abstract: A balancing method for balancing at high speed a flexible rotor of a rotary machine, the rotary machine having a stator, and the rotor being supported in the stator by at least two radial magnetic bearings. The balancing method including a step of placing the rotor inside the stator, a step of performing at least one first run in order to identify amplitude and angular location of the unbalance in a first speed range below critical speed, a step of placing first balancing masses inside the rotor on predefined first balancing planes, a step of performing at least one second run in order to identify amplitude and angular location of the unbalance in a second speed range above critical speed, and a step of placing second balancing masses inside the rotor on predefined second balancing planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventor: Ulrich Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10411531
    Abstract: A stator assembly having a housing and a stator that are concentric, the stator being mounted radially inside the housing is provided. This stator assembly includes fastening elements that are mounted between a radial inner surface of the housing and a radial outer surface of the stator and exert a radial fastening force on the housing and the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Eduardo Carrasco, Eddy Herisse
  • Patent number: 10393174
    Abstract: A thrust disc for a magnetic bearing, wherein the thrust disc comprises: a body, which is adapted to be mounted on a shaft and which has a first offset yield strength and a first magnetic permeability, and at least one flange which is fixed to the body in a position where it can interact with a thrust stator in order to form a magnetic bearing and which has a second offset yield strength and a second magnetic permeability; wherein the first offset yield strength is higher than the second offset yield strength; and wherein the first magnetic permeability is smaller than the second magnetic permeability. Additionally, the magnetic bearing can be equipped with such a thrust disc. An apparatus can be equipped with such a magnetic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Luc Baudelocque, Mohamed Bendaoud, Matthieu Oliva
  • Patent number: 10260558
    Abstract: A rotary machine provides a stator having a stator casing, and a rotor shaft having a rotational axis and supported in the stator casing by at least one radial magnetic bearing. The rotary machine further provides an axial mechanical thrust bearing being disposed proximate a radial surface of one end of the rotor shaft, the axial mechanical thrust bearing, including a rolling element located on the rotational axis of the rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Ulrich Schroeder, Eduardo Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10260557
    Abstract: A rotary machine, comprising: a stator assembly and a rotor assembly centered on a central axis; a magnetic bearing; and an auxiliary bearing including a first ring held in the stator assembly and a second ring delimiting a gap radially to the central axis relative to the rotor. The second ring is not rotating around the central axis in a primary operation mode and is dragged in rotation around the central axis in a secondary operation mode. The rotary machine includes a monitoring system for detecting a transition from the primary operation mode to the secondary operation mode. The monitoring system comprises a target formed on the second ring and a sensor unit fixed relative to the stator assembly. A bearing and a method for manufacturing a rotary machine are additionally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Jens Anders, Luc Baudelocque, Frederic Ponson
  • Patent number: 10209098
    Abstract: A radial position sensor that measures a radial position of a rotor within a stator is provided. The radial position sensor provides measures the radial position of the rotor along a first axis radial to a rotation axis of the rotor and along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. The radial position sensor includes four magnetic poles, among which two poles are diametrically opposed along the first axis and two other poles are diametrically opposed along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Yves Dupuis, Joaquim Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10208759
    Abstract: A turbo-machine for compressing or expanding a fluid comprises a housing, a rotary shaft, an electric machine, an impeller mounted at an end of the rotary shaft, radial magnetic bearings, an axial magnetic bearing, an axial detector, radial detectors, a control circuit, and auxiliary bearings. An auxiliary bearing is integrated within a stator portion of the axial magnetic bearing and this stator portion of the axial magnetic bearing is located opposite a rotor armature of the axial magnetic bearing. The rotor armature is made of iron or of a material which is adapted to be attracted in a magnetic field and is constituted by a rear face of the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SKF Magnetic Mechatronics
    Inventors: Eduardo Carrasco, Eric Helene
  • Patent number: 10135316
    Abstract: A stator assembly that provides a concentric housing and stator, the stator radially positioned inside the housing, the housing having an inner surface, the stator having an outer surface radially facing the inner surface. One of the outer surface of the stator and the inner surface of the housing has recessed shapes and the other one of the outer and inner surface has protruding shapes. When the two shapes are arranged in a first relative position, the protruding shapes are inserted in the recessed shapes so that the stator can be mounted radially inside the housing along a central axis of the assembly, and in a second relative position that is angularly shifted relative to the first position around the central axis, the protruding shapes exert, against the one of the housing and the stator that bears the recessed shapes, a radial force that angularly and axially locks the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Eduardo Carrasco, Eddy Herisse
  • Patent number: 10116246
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electrical installation providing an apparatus, a three-phase inverter and a control device, the inverter being adapted for generating a three-phase current presenting a first frequency for operating the apparatus and an undesired frequency component presenting a second frequency. The control device is adapted for measuring a parameter of each phase of the current, the measured parameters forming a measurement vector, and for calculating a Clarke transform, providing a first vector represented in a first basis of a two-dimensional vector space, of the measurement vector. The control device is adapted for generating a representation of the first vector in a second basis of the vector space, the second basis rotating at the second frequency with respect to the first basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Lakdar Sadi-Haddad, Joaquim Da Silva, Andre Deandrade
  • Patent number: 10088337
    Abstract: A device for detecting the axial position of a rotor shaft of a rotary machine having a stator and a rotor is provided. The detecting device includes a sensor stator ring, secured to the stator, made from ferromagnetic material, facing the shoulder of one end of the hollow or not hollow rotor shaft and arranged so as to leave an axial airgap with the one end of the rotor shaft. The sensor stator ring having at least one annular slot receiving an annular induction coil. The rotor shaft is made from solid magnetic steel, an outer end of the rotor shaft acts as a target surface whose axial position is to be measured by the sensor stator ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Ulrich Schroeder, Eduardo Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10030703
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing, comprising: a magnetic base; at least three actuator bobbins mounted on the magnetic base; and magnetic sensors associated with the actuator bobbins. At least one magnetic system amidst the magnetic actuators and the magnetic sensors comprises together: a coil holder; a coil wound up around the coil holder; and a connector device integrated to the coil holder and designed for plugging at least one wire. Additionally disclosed is an apparatus comprising such a magnetic bearing and a method for manufacturing such a magnetic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Yvon Baucé, Francis Bienaime, Eduardo Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10033246
    Abstract: A modular motor and magnetic bearing assembly comprising a positioning casing having a plane reference surface, an outer cylindrical reference surface, a central portion provided on an outer face with cooling liquid flow channels, and intermediate portions provided with openings for gaseous fluid entry and exit; a rotor presenting an inner cylindrical reference surface and a plane reference surface; an electric motor; radial magnetic bearings; an axial abutment; and auxiliary mechanical bearings. The modular assembly can then be incorporated in a main casing simply by sliding and it can be connected directly to a functional unit without reworking adjustments of the magnetic bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventor: Eduardo Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10030702
    Abstract: A magnetic bearing, adapted to equip a rotary apparatus. The magnetic bearing comprises: an actuator sub-assembly provided with a magnetic base and at least three actuator bobbins mounted on the magnetic base, and a sensor sub-assembly provided with at least three magnetic sensors associated with the actuator bobbins. At least one sub-assembly amidst the actuator sub-assembly and the sensor sub-assembly comprises at least three sectors mounted together. Each sector includes at least one actuator bobbin when the sector belongs to the actuator sub-assembly, or at least one magnetic sensor when the sector belongs to the sensor sub-assembly. The invention also concerns a rotary apparatus comprising such a magnetic bearing and a method for manufacturing such a magnetic bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Yvon Baucé, Francis Bienaime, Eduardo Carrasco
  • Patent number: 9977084
    Abstract: A method and system for determining core losses in a permanent magnet synchronous motor, comprising a measurement of the losses of the motor with the motor not connected to a load, and a deduction of the core losses of the motor from the losses of the motor. The motor is placed in an over-fluxing state during the measurement of the losses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventor: Lateb Ramdane
  • Patent number: 9966892
    Abstract: An electronic magnetic bearing controller for controlling the position of a rotor of an electrical machine supported by an active magnetic bearing the position of which being measured by at least one inductive position sensor having an inductive coil, comprising an automatic reactive power compensation device for automatically compensating the reactive power consumed by the inductive position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Gregory Cossart, Joaquim Da Silva, Lakdar Sadi-Haddad
  • Patent number: 9863431
    Abstract: A hybrid magnetic suspension of a rotor (1) having compressor wheels (2, 3) having permanent magnets (104, 114) integral to shrunk fit rings (8, 18) arranged on the rotor (1) in the vicinity of the compressor wheels (2, 3), permanent magnets (124, 134) integral to stationary rings (23, 33) coaxially arranged with the rotor (1) and associated with a resilient material (5, 15) to define a passive radial magnetic bearing, coils (6, 16) associated with magnetic armatures (10, 20) and facing rotor parts (7, 17) being located perpendicularly to the rotor (1), and axial sensors (60, 160) configured for sensing the axial position of the rotor (1) and control means (200) configured for feeding the coils (6, 16) as a function of the outputs of the axial sensors (60, 160) for generating both axial bearing forces and a motor torque and thereby being adapted for defining an axial bearingless motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Joaquim Da Silva, Yves Dupuis, Olivier Lemarchand, Lateb Ramdane, Erwan Salahun, Ulrich Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9850945
    Abstract: A position detection device of active magnetic bearings (AMB's) maintaining the position of a rotating shaft and comprising two sensing inductance coils, the position detection device comprising a programmable digital component for generating a 25 KHz square waveform signal, a current amplifier receiving the 25 KHz square waveform signal and injecting two identical control currents in the two sensing inductance coils, a differential amplifier for amplifying a voltage difference between the resulting voltages in the two sensing inductance coils and, depending on the displacement of the rotating shaft, an analog to digital (A/D) converter for delivering a position value from the voltage difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Bertrand Haffray, Olivier Lemarchand
  • Patent number: 9845829
    Abstract: A radial magnetic bearing having an inner rotor including a central shaft having a ferromagnetic armature mounted on the shaft and an outer stator providing a plurality of electromagnets including poles made of ferromagnetic material which project radially inwardly towards the rotor is provided. As such, air-gaps (e) are left between end faces of the poles and the ferromagnetic armature, and coils wound around the poles. The poles are extended through outer portions attached to a supporting member. Each pole and the corresponding outer portion are included in an angularly segmented module providing a stack of laminations made of ferromagnetic material. The outer portion defines shoulders with respect to the corresponding pole, the outer portion contacting outer portions of neighboring segmented modules and the outer portions of all segmented modules being assembled by clamping rings, wherein the coils located in free spaces around the poles are mounted in a string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS
    Inventors: Stephane Hay, Nicolas Soulier