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Magnetic bearing and high-speed motor technology combined in new blower products

Roanoke, VA -- Synchrony Inc., a provider of technology for rotating machinery and power conversion systems, has entered a partnership that capitalizes on its magnetic bearing technology. Gardner Denver Inc., the manufacturer of Hoffman and...


Roanoke, VA — Synchrony Inc., a provider of technology for rotating machinery and power conversion systems, has entered a partnership that capitalizes on its magnetic bearing technology. Gardner Denver Inc., the manufacturer of Hoffman and Lamson brands of blowers and offers centrifugal technology, will integrate Synchrony’s high-speed motors on magnetic bearings into its new Hoffman Revolution line of high-speed aeration blowers for the water and wastewater treatment markets.

The new blower line carries the label ‘Powered by Synchrony’ in recognition of the performance and savings through increased efficiency, reliability and control. Synchrony’s technology includes a high-speed permanent magnet motor controlled by a variable-speed drive. The blowers offer flows from 2,500-11,000 cfm and pressures from 3-15 psig, while providing up to 45% energy savings from a footprint that is 50% smaller than a conventional multi-stage centrifugal blower.

The new partnership demonstrates the broad applications of Synchrony’s innovations in the magnetic bearing market – improved reliability, reduced friction, minimized vibration, advanced health monitoring and diagnostics, and the elimination of the environmental disadvantages of lubricants. These advances have accelerated the use of magnetic bearings in multiple applications, including highly efficient and environmentally friendly motors, generators, pumps, compressors and fans in sectors such as HVAC, oil and gas, renewable energy, industrial gas, and defense markets.

For more information visit the new www.synchrony.com.