Effects of eddy currents due to a vacuum chamber wall in the airgap of a moving-magnet linear actuator

J.W. Jansen, E.A. Lomonova, J.M.M. Rovers

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Abstract

This paper discusses the effects of eddy currents induced in an electrically conducting plate whichis placed in the airgap of a linear synchronous actuator with moving permanent magnets. The eddy currents induced in this plate, which is part of a controlled atmosphere chamber, cause not only damping but also deteriorate the actuator performance by disturbing the position measurement with Hall sensors. Furthermore, feed-forward controllers are less effective due to the suppression of high frequent armature fields. These effects are analyzed with an analytical model and verified with finite element simulations and measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number07F111
Pages (from-to)07F111-1/3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume105
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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