I would like to know if a system like the one below will possibly work.
I understand that the laws of physics forbid the "creation" of energy but despite my efforts I haven't been able to figure out why this system will not work, although it has some small problems with exactness.
Please explain to me the various reasons a device like this wouldn't work.
Three discs are rotating in zero gravity, outside of the Earth's magnetic field. Each disc has on its edge one magnet. Two discs have permanent magnets and the other possesses an electromagnet.
These three discs are rotating in a clockwise direction but are otherwise stationary. They are also placed around bars that tether permeable materials together which also rotate but in an anti-clockwise direction, as the discs rotate and "connect/attract" these materials.
Z = Disc with weakest permanent magnet, the first magnet to interact
Y = Disc with the stronger permanent magnet, the second magnet to interact
X = Disc with the strongest magnet also an electromagnet
One could "harvest" the energy between them but before their rotational paths (maintained perpetually as potential energy in zero-gravity) force them to part another stronger disc/magnet would drag the permeable material out of the weaker magnet's effective range.
Finally it would come time for the electromagnet to interact, dragging the permeable material from the now weaker magnet allowing it to maintain its rotations without slowing down. The energy between the permeable material and the magnet/electromagnet would be "harvested". Before their rotational paths would force them apart the electromagnet would turn off and the cycle would start over.
I should mention that all pieces are rotating at the same speed and can be made to have the same angular rotation if necessary. More discs can be used without causing problems. Each disc is at a different height to prevent any interruptions.
If each magnet is twice as powerful as the other then technically couldn't one potentially "harvest" 75% of the amount of energy expended by the electromagnet from the permanent magnets alone and in turn "harvest", for example, 50% of the energy from the electromagnet, essentially using permanent magnets to cover our losses and then some while the electromagnet would be used as a sort of control switch?
I'd appreciate any answers.