Magnomatics' first production magnetic gear is now in operation in a down bore hole application as part of ZiLift's Torque Drive product . This gear is operating in a 3" bore hole and is driving a relatively low speed pump that is enhancing production of an oil well. The gear provides high efficiency and greater reliability than alternative solutions, with the inherent torque fuse being a particular advanatge if the pump becomes jammed by debris or sediment. This is vital for these applications where lost production and installation costs are extremely high.
The company is also considering its Pseudo Direct Drive PDD® for a number of other oil and gas applications including large machines for direct top drive