Qdrive's mission is to provide quiet, low-vibration, no-maintenance, cryogenic cooling.
Qdrive, now a Chart Industries company, began in 2001 as the cryogenic cooler development and manufacturing arm of the Clever Fellows Innovation Consortium (CFIC), Inc.
The heart of Qdrive's long-life, no-maintenance technology is our patented STAR™ resonant linear reciprocating motors/alternators. STAR™ motors have a unique wear-free suspension system, with unlimited life and pure single-axis motion. This eliminates contact between moving parts and the associated lubrication requirements. STAR™ motors utilize an innovative interdigitating moving magnet design with robust coil-over-iron stators. They are recognized throughout the world as the premier linear reciprocating motor-alternator.