The Urbanaut® Monorail
|Urbanaut® Bogie & Propulsion Systems|
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v Each vehicle has 2 light weight bogies, one in front and one at the rear end. Bogies are fabricated of non-magnetic materials like aluminum, stainless steel, and/or composite materials.
v The bogies are the “brain” in the vehicle, and they are the “link” between the vehicle and the runway below
v Bogies support, propel, control and guide the vehicle. A transparency of the vehicle shows how the bogie interacts with the guideway.
Rubber Tire Wheel Bogie
(EMS) Electro Magnetic System with MLIM Propulsion
The SemiMaglev Urbanaut is unique since it operates by conventional means at low speed, then becomes partially levitated with increasing speed, and fully levitated with no wheel contact at ultra high speed.
(Maglev Linear Induction Motor) in the vehicle interacts with the iron
guide rail, with an attached aluminum reaction plate, across an air-gap.
A repulsive force is created between the MLIM and iron guide rail.
v The MLIM interacts with an inverter installed in the vehicle, which regulates propulsion, speed, braking and control.
v Attractive type electromagnets (EM) levitate (partially or fully) and guide the vehicle along the central rail.
For additional information see the Maglev '04 Proceedings.