This paper describes a fast design tool, which can be used for the rapid modelling, evaluation and optimisation of a moving magnet planar motor. It can be used as an alternative to slow three-dimensional finite element simulations and can calculate forces and torques on the moving platform, which can be positioned in 6-DoF with respect to the stationary part. The force calculations are validated using finite element simulations.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on linear drives for industry applications, 8-10 September 2003, Birmingham, UK|
|Place of Publication||Birmingham|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|