© 1989

Magnetic Bearings

Proceedings of the First International Symposium, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, June 6–8, 1988

  • G. Schweitzer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Applications in Space

  3. Applications in Physics

  4. Applications in Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Toshiro Higuchi
      Pages 83-99
  5. Special Bearings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. K. Yoshida, E. Zen, H. Inoguchi, S. Sonoda, T. Nakao
      Pages 103-110
    3. Jorgen L. Nikolajsen
      Pages 111-118
  6. Stabilization of Rotor Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Zhao Hongbin, Zhang Zuming
      Pages 121-128
    3. P. S. Pierri, P. S. Pereira da Silva, F. Betti
      Pages 129-136
    4. E. H. Maslen, P. E. Allaire, M. A. Scott, P. Hermann
      Pages 137-146

About these proceedings


Magnetic Bearings are bearings where the suspension forces are generated magnetically without any contact. The advantages to modern machinery are obvious: no mechanical wear, no lubrication, potential for high rotor speed, accuracy, and high dynamic performance, new constructional solutions to a classical problem in machine dynamics. The realization of such bearings is in rapid progress. Examples for application areas are turbomachinery, centrifuges, vacuum techniques, machine tool spindles, chemical industry, medical devices, robotics, high speed drives, spacecraft equipment, con tactless actuators, vibration isolation. The Symposium is demonstrating the current state of the art in this developing field of mechatronics, showing actual research efforts, reporting on applications in the various areas, and discussing open questions. The main purpose of the Symposium has been to establish a common information basis for people working on magnetic bearings. It will point to promising areas, and it will help to facilitate decisions on research and development projects, and on investments for applications.


Signal Vibration design development friction mechatronics modeling optimization physics robot robotics rotation stability transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Schweitzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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