Qdrive Overview

Qdrive's mission is providing 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 our 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. The Qdrive Products system eliminates contact between moving parts and the associated lubrication requirements. STAR motors utilize our innovative interdigitating moving magnet design with robust coil-over-iron stators. They are recognized throughout the world as the premier linear reciprocating motor-alternators.