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

Carbon Output Calculation of Electric Motors

Posted by Johann Tang on Apr 22, 2022 2:18:22 PM

Increasing power efficiency and minimizing the carbon footprint is the trend these days.  Do you know how to calculate CO2 emissions from your electric motors, and which types of motors emit less?

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Topics: AC Motors, Speed Control, BLDC Motors

What is Modular Automation?

Posted by Johann Tang on Mar 16, 2022 7:04:08 PM

Modular automation is the next phase of factory automation where the same production line is separated into modules and can be quickly reconfigured to adapt to different needs.  We're ready for this trend.  Are you?

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Topics: Stepper Motors, Robotics, Alphastep Hybrid Control, Linear & Rotary Actuators, Speed Control, VIDEOS, BLDC Motors, Application Examples

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 Selection Basics: 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

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 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 (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