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The transverse flux permanent magnet motor -- also known as a hybrid step motor or hybrid servo motor -- has a wide range of performances, depending upon how you drive these motors, and whether you operate them in open loop or one of the many variants of closed loop methods you use. In this third installment we will cover some of the many ways to drive these motors, as well as how these choices affect the performance of these motors.
Transverse magnetic flux motors -- also known as step motors -- become Hybrid Servos when you operate them closed loop. This is the same transformation that happens between running a 3-phase synchronous motor from line voltage as opposed to running it closed loop as a brushless servo. In the case of hybrid motors, there are many degrees of what is advertised as "closed loop," and thus significant differences in the performance improvements seen.
Let's start with why field weakening is useful: it produces a wider speed range for a motor - with a constant torque at lower speeds and an almost constant power capability at higher speeds.
Controls from Quicksilver help in the design and development of medical rehabilitation equipment originally designed for returning astronauts.
One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right."
Filtering is needed in various control and communication Applications.
Enhancing production with â” and for â” less is the standing order in todayâ™s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.
Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world
rotary-type blowers? Examples: for motor KW; RPM; temperature; pressure production; lifetime; etc. In other words, how do I choose between belts or couplings?
The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.
The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.
For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operatorâ™s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.
It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.
News about industry products.
Motion control systems often combine high power drive signals in close proximity (or even within the same cable) with lower level signals, like encoders. You will often see ferrite beads added around cables; their effectiveness in minimizing noise is greatly affected by how they are deployed. This involves which signals are grouped, what are the drive characteristics, and how shielding and grounding are handled in the system.
With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment.
The complete Product News section from the September 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Are you looking for one simple formula to help you choose between centralized and decentralized motor control? Unfortunately, such a formula does not exist. However, evaluating the overall size of the system, comparing labor and material costs, and maintaining flexibility can help guide engineers in the right direction.
Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.
The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This case study presents how electronics and software can be applied to a mobile hydraulic application, as well as how electro-hydraulics have evolved over time.
Opto 22 Embeds Snap Motion Control subsystem in production equipment to control, monitor and gather operational data.
The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.
Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.
Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.
a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.
Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customersâ™ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.
This paper introduces the basic fundamentals of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control theory and the characteristics of each of the PID control loops.
While the basic design of iron and coke blast furnaces is centuries old, today's steel makers are looking for innovative ways to produce molten iron with increased production and efficiency
News Items About Quicksilver Controls
1 QuickSilver Controls SilverMax Hybrid Servo Motors Introduce Direct Drive Solution (December 30, 2015)
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. has released the SilverMax Line hybrid servo motors. Hybrid servos provide superior continuous torque at low s...
2 QuickSilver Controls Offers SilverMax Full 23 Direct Drive Series (December 15, 2016)
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. recently announced its full range of NEMA 23 frame direct drive hybrid servo motors. Four stack sizes provide ...
3 QuickSilver Controls SilverMax X34 Integrated Hybrid Servomotor Features Improved Driver Design, 3200 in-oz Torque (June 15, 2017)
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. announced the release of their High Power NEMA 34 Integrated Hybrid Servo Family. The integrated servo includ...