Engineering Notes by Oriental Motor

Welcome to Oriental Motor's "Engineering Notes" Blog:

Products and technology are only valuable when coupled with skilled people and services to support them. ORIENTAL MOTOR U.S.A. CORP. has dedicated over 33 years to establishing a service and support system to better serve customers. It is our goal to provide the best product and service from the design phase, through the sale and beyond.

Our blog will feature:

  • Introductions to New Products and Technology
  • Application Examples, Improvements and Problem Solving
  • Tips and Recommendations for Motor Selection, Installation and Use

Johann Tang

Johann Tang
Johann Tang is a Product Specialist at Oriental Motor USA Corp. with over 15 years of knowledge and experience supporting applications of various types of electric motors, gearheads, actuators, drivers, and controllers.
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Recent Posts

Video Explainer: Features of the New BLV Series R Type

Posted by Johann Tang on Jan 28, 2022 8:27:56 PM

The BLV Series R Type brushless DC motor and compact driver not only reduces the size and weight of the original BLV Series driver but offer an upgrade to the motor as well.  This blog post uses videos to explain the features offered by the BLV Series R Type.

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Topics: Robotics, Smooth Drive, Speed Control, VIDEOS, BLDC Motors, Software, Network

Motor Sizing & Selection Example: Variable Speed Belt Conveyor

Posted by Johann Tang on Dec 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Many motor manufacturers offer a motor sizing tool to help with product selection, but if you don't know how to use it, you may still end up paying for it in the long run.

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Topics: Speed Control, Motor Sizing, BLDC Motors

The Choice Between Servo Motors and Stepper Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on Nov 30, 2021 11:45:00 PM

The best motor is the one that meets the application requirements.  However, when both servo motors and stepper motors satisfy the basic requirements of a positioning application, it's important to have a deeper understanding of the two technologies to make an informed decision.

In this blog post,  we will summarize the differences between servo motor systems and stepper motor systems, then show how advances in stepper motor technology are closing the gap.

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Topics: Stepper Motors, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control, Servo Motors, Network, Service Life

Technical Manual Series: Technologies Used with Brushless Motors (Part II)

Posted by Johann Tang on Oct 29, 2021 7:55:31 PM

This is a continuation of the blog post, "Technologies Used with Brushless Motors".  In this section, we explain the efficiency aspect of brushless motors and compare them to AC motors.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Motor Selection Basics: Types of AC/DC Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on Sep 30, 2021 9:19:49 PM

Which type of electric motor do you size for your conveyor, XYZ table, or robot?  Before you select one, you must understand the characteristics of each type of motor in the market.

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Topics: Conveyor, AC Motors, Stepper Motors, Speed Control, Motor Sizing, BLDC Motors, Washdown, Servo Motors, Motion Control Basics

Technical Manual Series: Technologies Used with Brushless Motors (Part I)

Posted by Johann Tang on Aug 31, 2021 10:12:33 PM

Brushless motors have characteristics that make them excellent motors for speed control.  In this section, we will explain the technologies that enhance the performance of these motors. 

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Brushless Motor Current Control Method

Posted by Johann Tang on Aug 1, 2021 2:55:28 AM

Brushless motors have different methods of controlling current flow depending on the drive system.  In addition, to control the rotation speed and generated torque, it is necessary to control the amount of the motor current.  Here, we will explain the PWM method for controlling the motor current.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Brushless Motor Drive Systems and Motor Torque

Posted by Johann Tang on Aug 1, 2021 2:47:49 AM

In this post, we will explain how the two drive systems, square wave drive and sine wave drive, can affect motor torque performance.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Brushless Motor Drive Systems

Posted by Johann Tang on Aug 1, 2021 2:45:15 AM

There is a close relationship between the drive system and brushless motor characteristics, and various methods have been used to improve the controllability and characteristics of motors.  In this post, we will explain two typical drive systems: square wave drive and sine wave drive.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Live Chat, Blog Comments

Posted by Johann Tang on Jun 25, 2021 9:43:05 PM

Hi all,

In pursuit of continuous improvement, we've added a live chat function to the Engineering Notes blog for immediate product support.

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