Design and test of an ironless, three degree-of-freedom, magnetically levitated linear actuator with moving magnets

@article{Jansen2005DesignAT,
  title={Design and test of an ironless, three degree-of-freedom, magnetically levitated linear actuator with moving magnets},
  author={J. W. Jansen and J. M. van Essen and C. M. M. van Lierop and E. A. Lomonova and A. Vandenput},
  journal={IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines and Drives, 2005.},
  year={2005},
  pages={858-865}
}
This paper concerns the design and test of a ironless three degree-of-freedom linear actuator. The motor consists of stationary coils and a translator with permanent magnets. The translator is magnetically levitated (z-direction) and provides long-stroke motion along the x-axis and limited rotation about the y-axis. The three degree-of-freedom motor is a preliminary study for a six degree-of-freedom planar motor. The actuator is designed using a tool, which is based on the analytical magnetic… CONTINUE READING