Magnetically levitated planar actuator with moving magnets

J.W. Jansen, C.M.M. van Lierop, E.A. Lomonova, A.J.A. Vandenput

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This paper concerns the design, optimization and commutation of a six degree-of-freedom planar actuator with active magnetic bearing. The planar motor has a stationary coils array and a translator with a Halbach magnet array. During movements in the xy-plane, the set of energized coils changes with the position of the translator. In this paper a method for the electromagnetic design of this type of actuator is discussed and several topologies are compared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Electric Machines and Drivers Conference 2007 (IEMDC 2007)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1-4244-0742-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, 2007 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 3 May 20075 May 2007


ConferenceIEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference, 2007


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