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

Motor Selection Basics: Types of Electric 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

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

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

3 Things to Know About the BLV Series Update

Posted by Johann Tang on Mar 15, 2021 12:00:00 PM

The BLV Series is one of two DC-input brushless motor speed control systems we offer.  While a brushless motor with hall-effect sensor feedback provides constant torque, wide speed range, and speed regulation, the BLV driver offers unique functions designed for mobile robots, such as low battery operation and ramp operation.

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Topics: Robotics, Speed Control, BLDC Motors, Software, Network, Troubleshooting