Permanent Magnet Step Motor Having Reduced Eddy Currents
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Can halves of a permanent magnetic step motor are modified to interrupt the loop current paths, which are the primary eddy current flow paths, to substantially decrease the primary eddy currents. This enables an increased output torque at high speed without affecting low speed performance. A permanent magnet step motor 1 (Fig. 1), which is a conventional four-phase claw-type permanent magnet step motor, includes a mounting plate 2, a permanent magnet 3, and a rear bearing plate 4. The step motor 1 has can halves 5 and 6 cooperating with each other with annular-shaped copper windings 7 therebetween. The step motor 1 has can halves 8 and 9 with annular-shaped copper windings 10 therebetween. (Image Omitted) The current flow through each of the windings 7 and 10 is circular.