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
  7. Vibration Control of Flexible Rotors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. P. E. Allaire, M. E. F. Kasarda, R. R. Humphris, D. W. Lewis
      Pages 149-158
    3. C. R. Burrows, N. Sahinkaya, A. Traxler, G. Schweitzer
      Pages 159-168
    4. Ichiju Satoh, Jinzo Nagahiro, Chikara Murakami, Atsushi Nakajima
      Pages 169-176
  8. Industrial Applications

  9. Identification of Bearing and Rotor Parameters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. David W. Lewis, Eric Maslen, Robert R. Humphris
      Pages 263-272
    3. Heinz Ulbrich
      Pages 281-288
  10. Unbalance and Disturbance Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Yukio Murai, Katsuhide Watanabe, Youichi Kanemitsu
      Pages 303-310
    3. Toshiro Higuchi, Takeshi Mizuno
      Pages 327-334
  11. Digital Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. O. Matsushita, H. Bleuler, T. Sugaya, R. Kaneko
      Pages 337-346
    3. Yohji Okada, Bunshu Nagai, Takeshi Shimane
      Pages 357-364
  12. Signal Processors and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Yoichi Kanemitsu, Masaru Ohsawa, Katsuhide Watanabe
      Pages 367-380
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 391-392

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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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-51726-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51724-2
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