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

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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Technical Manual Series: Main Components of Brushless Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on Jun 25, 2021 8:55:05 PM

In part 4, we will explain the main components of brushless motors: feedback, magnetic field, and permanent magnets.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Brushless Motor Structure and Rotation Principles

Posted by Johann Tang on Jun 24, 2021 7:47:39 PM

In part 3, we will explain the differences in the structure and rotation principles of brushless motors, and compare them to brushed DC motors and AC motors.

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Topics: Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Brushed DC Motor Structure and Principles

Posted by Johann Tang on May 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

This is part 2 of the Technical Manual Series for brushless motors, which explains the structure and operating principles for brushed motors for comparison.  We will explain brushless motors next.

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Topics: BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Technical Manual Series: Types of Brushless Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on May 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

This is part 1 of the Technical Manual Series for brushless motors, which explains the three main types of brushless motors: inner rotor type, outer rotor type, and disk rotor type.

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Topics: Speed Control, VIDEOS, BLDC Motors, Technical Manual Series

Motion Programming Example: Timed Pressing Operation

Posted by Johann Tang on Apr 29, 2021 4:47:13 PM

In this blog post, I will explain how to easily program a timed pressing operation with our MEXE02 universal product support software.  This example works for any products included in the AlphaStep AZ Series family, which also includes other series that use the same technology and software.

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Topics: Stepper Motors, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control, Linear & Rotary Actuators, VIDEOS, Software, Application Examples, Motion Control Basics

CVD Stepper Motor Drivers Explained

Posted by Johann Tang on Apr 1, 2021 9:35:17 PM

CVD stepper motor drivers are the recommended drivers for PKP Series high torque stepper motors for its ability to lower vibration and improve torque performance throughout its entire speed range.  The latest update includes the addition of RS-485 communication and MEXE02 software support.

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Topics: Stepper Motors, Smooth Drive, VIDEOS