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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 561657, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/561657
Research Article

Trial Application of Pulse-Field Magnetization to Magnetically Levitated Conveyor System

Department of Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui, Tobata, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 804-8550, Japan

Received 5 May 2012; Accepted 15 July 2012

Academic Editor: Masato Murakami

Copyright © 2012 Yoshihito Miyatake et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Magnetically levitated conveyor system using superconductors is discussed. The system is composed of a levitated conveyor, magnetic rails, a linear induction motor, and some power supplies. In the paper, pulse-field magnetization is applied to the system. Then, the levitation height and the dynamics of the conveyor are controlled. The static and dynamic characteristics of the levitated conveyor are discussed.