Germany’s Maglev Trains and Peter Sumaruck

Germany’s Maglev Trains and Peter Sumaruck

Where is Maglev development in 2013 – plus Pete Sumaruck names some of the countries who have his licensing rights.

In 2004, inventor Pete Sumaruck traveled to Germany, as the guest of the German government. Pete gave his technology to Germany and he was there to teach their energy technology experts how to build, operate and develop Sumaruck’s Zero-Amp Technology.

Sumaruck went back in 2005 to offer more training in applying his technology as a power source to operate factories (lighting, heating, assembly lines – everything needing electricity), and the powering of public and federal buildings of any size … also transportation systems.

“Government and corporate needs will come first,” says Pete, “homes will come along later… but then, maybe some large homes are already being built now,” with ZAT technology – never a power outage, and no transmission lines. “Unlimited electricity without fuel and no pollution – no fuel used up.

“And once a group buys the licensing rights, it’s up to them to decide what to do with it.”

This is the only completely sustainable energy production system in the world today.

Since that German visit, Mr. Sumaruck has made further advances in his Zero-Amp Technology, so that his power production units have an even larger capacity. Sumaruck talked about his work in 2009 and 2010 as producing five times the capacity of his prototype for the U.S.Army in 2002 to 2004 (for diesel-free mobile generators to power the ground war in Iraq). See: I met Pete Sumaruck in 2006, he told me that Germany had his technology, but for reasons of security, he had agreed not make this information public. Now that his people have sold the licensing rights for Zero-Amp Technology to nearly one hundred countries, Pete is naming several of these countries.

“But I always knew Germany was working with it,” Pete told me. “Germans love precision; everything needs to be perfect, conform to a high standard. If something is built in Germany, you know it will be high quality for many years; (applications of) my tech will last for 35 to 50 years – only need to replace couple of belts and bearings, say, every 5 years. They will be fine, extremely low maintenance, just keep running, 24/7.”

Sumaruck has power units still running after 26 years; he knows they will last.

I mentioned, “I know you and I have talked about how you are the only person to build motors at cool (ambient) temperature.” Pete is pleased with that. Heat eventually destroys motors.

China bought 20 licensing project units – A few days ago, Pete and I were talking about this. This past fall, we announced that China had purchased 15. “Yeah, well, China actually bought 20; they decided they needed more, so many projects,” time is important to them.

Applications of Sumaruck’s technology for transportation systems – trains (or buses) are usually powered by either electricity or diesel, occasionally natural gas. All three of those “fuels” cost…they “cost.” With Pete’s system, there is no cost for electricity.

Pete brought up the topic of maglev trains. “Maglev technology is very complicated.”

Maglev needs a large source of electrical power – exactly one year ago spoke about the three major components of maglev technology: a large source of electrical power, metal coils that line a guideway and large guidance magnets that need to be attached beneath a train…and “The biggest advantage is that they don’t run on petroleum and the needed electric power can be obtained from different sources, including renewable ones.

The German Transrapid design is safe for passengers with pacemakers, however, even though the Chinese call their system “Transrapid” it is claimed their system is not pacemaker-safe. says, “Devices like hard drives and objects like credit cards will need to be enclosed in magnetic shielding systems so they don’t get damaged.”

Public concern for radiation – the Chinese Transrapid version has a buffer zone around the track that will be 22.5 m wide, while the German standards require houses to be 300 meters away from a maglev rail line.

Pete says, “It’s the trains that will need to carry the shielding, using the Faraday Box principle.”

This would shield the trains from outside sources: electromagnetics or stun guns. “The cost of building maglev technology is less expensive than ordinary transportation (systems). With my technology, the source of power could be placed on the track, or each train could carry a power unit inside.

“My power units are safe; nothing to harm anyone.”

We suggest you watch this video: This excellent video shows the Maglev in movement and in operational drawings. It describes how the operating motor is not on board but is located in the guideways on both sides of the train. The motor resembles linkage, and where the electric energy comes into play. Think about this visual image when you read about the British concept for fast trains. This video is not new but is still a must-watch.

China has been a pace-setter in maglev development, operating their Shanghai to Pudong Airport link since 2004. As a huge country, China’s energy needs are great – consider their pollution issues and the resulting health costs for their population. Plus, so many factories to power. They are now able – right now – to build hundreds of thousands of power production units using Pete Sumaruck’s technology.

“You know Japan has had my tech since the early 1990’s.”

“Why does it take so long to see the development,” I asked.

“Politics,” Pete told me.

With Japan’s maglev now on display, constructing the route will still take years – Tokyo to Nagoya by 2027, then on to Osaka by 2045, and $112 billion later. Much of the expense is due to the many tunnels through mountainous terrain.

Not to be outdone, South Korea began their Maglev development program in 2006.

The South Korean project is funded by Hyundai-Rotem and Korea Rail Authority. They say they expect to have four urban traninsets operating by September 2013. “2013 – a good year for Maglev?”

Where is Germany in the Maglev pursuit. Transrapid has been the leader, based on a patent from 1934, while planning of the system began in 1969. Development is by Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp. A prototype stands at Munich Airport, but the projected airport link was canceled in 2008. This doesn’t mean the concept is gone. Don’t count Germany out of the Maglev movement. Maybe Siemens is wrong for the job; they want to work with Japan but not with their native Germany. It’s politics…

Brazil and Maglevs –

Three important meetings in Brazil in 2013 lead up to September for a public bid. Will Trans rapid submit a proposal. “A major patent holder – Siemens – has been slow to promote the German maglev system,” says The International Maglevboard.

Brazil has had Mr. Sumaruck’s technology for more than 5 years.

The following link gives information on plans for maglevs around the world:

Now To the U.K.“They’re one of the countries that bought my technology,” says Pete Sumaruck, and on January 16, 2013, we hear Britain has decided to use nuclear to power their high-speed-rail transportation system. A privately held, government backed rail operator, Network Rail, together with a large utility provider EDF – “in a 10-year deal” – will build a high speed train system to be powered by nuclear.

“Railways are the U.K.’s single largest electricity consumer,” says the article, but now they can “reduce the number of CO2-spewing diesel-powered trains” running on Network Rail lines. Read this article very carefully – can what they say be exactly true or has it been written carefully to provide hedge space.

These quotes are taken from a joint press release from Network Rail and EDF: “EDF Energy will ensure 100 percent of the electricity it supplies to Network Rail will be matched by low carbon energy generated from its eight nuclear power stations.”

“CEOs of both companies extolled nuclear,” and went on to say, “Rail is already the greenest form of public transport,” – both quotes from the press release.

Now let’s see if I got this right – you know, translation between U.K. English and U.S. English can be confusing. The press release was quoted as saying, “CO2-spewing diesel-powered trains,” and then, “Rail is already the greenest form of public transport.”

How strange – not only is that contradictory, but all the many articles and white papers on Meglev claim that Maglev technology provides the least pollution…and most of those reports were written before the majority of the public knew about Pete Sumaruck’s technology. Now with the use of ZAT technology, rail travel of any kind, will be totally pollution-free.

Before Sumaruck’s technology, Maglevs needed a great deal of expensive electric power, but now, that power is cost free. What are the advantages of Maglev, with Zero-Amp Technology: no pollution, extra speed, quiet, healthy (when electro-shielded) and no nuclear accidents… as well as using unlimited, free electric power.

Politics – In the U.K. it must be one sweet deal, all that power…and “power,” with lots of money changing hands to protect both old-fashioned electricity and nuclear power plants. The article even states they will “purchase electricity 10 years in advance,” to protect their fuel prices against increases. “Whoooo,” as the Texas cowboys used to say – what if the future price of electricity goes way down – and it will. Best for Network Rail to slow down, and rethink their position before they put down British money for those 10 years of power.

I was aghast to hear the article say the rail line is suggesting in the future that nuclear power generators will be on board each train – will there be a disclaimer sign next to the restroom – or late-night-Leno saying “Bomb Onboard.”

But Pete burst our laughing – “They are going to be so sorry (for that decision).” Still amused at such foolishness, “And they’ll do that too; you know they will; they’ll put nuclear devises on trains…can’t you just hear the news, ‘Passenger on train steals nuclear device’ They won’t care about the potential harm to travelers. Hell no, they just want to make their money… and move to the Caymans,” says Pete, ”I hate corporate greed.”

Germany, China, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom – All are the world’s leading countries and each has Pete Sumaruck’s Zero-Amp Technology.

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