Magnetic circuit optimization of linear dynamic actuators

Laszlo Kazup, Angela Varadine Szarka


Contactless braking methods (with capability of energy recuperation) are more and more widely used and they replace the traditional abrasive and dissipative braking techniques. In case of rotating motion, the method is trivial and often used nowadays. But when the movement is linear and fast alternating, there are only a few possibilities to break the movement. The basic goal of research project is to develop a linear braking method based on the magnetic principle, which enables the efficient and highly controllable braking of alternating movements. Frequency of the alternating movement can be in wide range, aim of the research to develop contactless braking method for vibrating movement for as higher as possible frequency. The research includes examination and further development of possible magnetic implementations and existing methods, so that an efficient construction suitable for the effective linear movement control can be created. The first problem to be solved is design a well-constructed magnetic circuit with high air gap induction, which provides effective and good dynamic parameters for the braking devices. The present paper summarizes the magnetostatics design of “voice-coil linear actuator” type actuators and the effects of structure-related flux scattering and its compensation.

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