ENERGY RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY
How It Works
The successful integration of patented high-speed motor, generator and magnetic bearing technologies gives VYCON a substantial edge in delivering the four components that combine for a highly efficient, extremely reliable flywheel system.
Four components—the high-strength steel hub, the dual mode motor/generator, the fully active magnetic bearings, and the sophisticated system controls—constitute a unique synthesis of proprietary technologies.
As a result, VYCON is able to produce robust, durable, high-speed flywheel systems that are available at costs which make flywheels a viable DC power alternative.
THE ANATOMY OF A FLYWHEEL SYSTEM
Each system makes optimum use of sophisticated components for increased efficiencies:
FLYWHEEL - The heart of the system providing a 20 year life with no maintenance.
GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - Provides system status, navigation paths, and system functionality options
MASTER CONTROLLER - Monitors the output demand and controls the various subsystems including charging (motoring) and discharging (generating) of the flywheel Magnetic Bearing
MAGNETIC BEARING CONTROLLER - Controls the position of the flywheel rotor via a 5-axis active magnetic bearing system and provides data on system performance
BI-DIRECTIONAL POWER CONVERTER - The interface between the DC bus and the variable frequency, variable voltage AC generated by the flywheel
VACUUM PUMP - Evacuates air within the flywheel to reduce windage losses resulting in increased electrical efficiency
GIMBLE MOUNTS - Keep the flywheels level at all times while allowing the support to incline freely in any direction (REGEN CRANE System)