Driving the rotor of a superconducting magnetic bearing without mechanical contact in the optimum conditions is an important task for high operational speeds. For this reason, an alternative eddy current mechanism is proposed to drive the rotor by means of magnetism with a speed higher than that of the driver. The designed driving system provides strong and stable magnetic coupling between the relatively rotating parts. The drag and lift forces between the rotor and driver disc are discussed by considering various conditions, such as the rotor configurations and the saturation of the magnetic field within the conducting material. The overall results indicate that the designed electromechanical driving system has potential solutions for the various applications for magnetic bearings from the effective driving mechanism point of view.