MECHANISM

Levitation

Vehicle and TrackAttractive force between rail and electromagnets attached to module makes vehicle levitated. The force is controlled so that gap between rail and magnet is constant with gap sensor. Lateral fluctuation is automatically adjusted by attractive force between rail and magnet.
Levitation Mechanism

Running by linear motor

Linear motor is an rotary induction motor that spreads out flat. Rotary motor generates rotary force but linear motor generates straight force. Primary coil of linear motor corresponds to that of rotary motor that spreads out flat and is attached to vehicle and reaction plate corresponds to aluminum rotor that spreads out flat and fixed on rail.
Linear Motor Rotary Motor

Module

Module corresponds to bogie of conventional railway. One module has four electromagnet coils for levitation and guidance, one linear motor coil and a mechanical brake system. There are six modules in a 100S car and ten in a 100L car. This structure makes track simple and makes vehicle run smoothly.
Structure of ModuleModule

Electromagnets

One module has four electromagnet coils. They consume 275 voltage direct current. In case of power failure, batteries keep modules levitated until vehicle stops.

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Linear Motor

Linear motor

Each module has one linear motor coil and vehicles possess the performance to run at 100km/h. Motors are controlled by a small-sized, light-weight VVVF inverter controller.

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Pantograph and Rigid conductor trolley

Pantograph & Rigid conductor trolley

The rigid conductor trolley to supply electricity to the vehicle consists of aluminum and stainless-steel, so it is possible for the pantograph to gather electricity smoothly even at high speed.

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Rail

Track

The cross section of the rail is like ' - shape' and the electromagnets attract the both bottoms of rail. On the upper side of rail is the reaction plate of aluminum, which is the secondary-side of the linear induction motor that makes the vehicle accelerate or decelerate.

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