Preliminary Investigations on a Diamagnetically Levitated Linear Conveyor

Diamagnetic levitation is the only passive levitation at room temperature. It is interesting to use this principle for a contactless conveyor in applications where friction and wear-particle contamination should be avoided such as in a microfactory. Using planar arrangements of permanent magnets, it is indeed possible to levitate a conveyor made of diamagnetic materials. In this article the authors are investigating the use of diamagnetic levitation in conjunction with various contact-less drive concepts to design a totally contact-free conveyor to carry small components in microfactories.


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IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 126-A, 10, 1341
Year:
2006
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