Abstract: An electric motor having a stator and a rotor in which the stator is formed with an encapsulating hardened plastic shell formed with a through aperture in which the rotor is positioned and which has portions that accurately concentrically support the motor with respect to the stator.
Abstract: A circuit for supplying an error signal when the instantaneous difference between the number of command pulses and the number of steps produced by a stepping motor exceeds a value from which the motor cannot recover to overcome the difference.
Abstract: A motion control system in which motion is set by the number of whole steps to be produced in consecutive time intervals where the selection for each time interval is from a plurality of different numbers arranged in a sequential progressive order with a manual control causing the system to select numbers for consecutive time intervals from its last selected number sequentially through the order to one alternating repeating number for the lowest speed and a higher number for a maximum speed, in either direction. The system further enables the operator to adjust the rate of the steps in a time interval and the duration thereof, thereby altering motor speed without changing the number of steps in a time interval. When the operator releases control, the system automatically makes the motor assume its stopped, non-moving state.
Abstract: A circuit for varying the rate of velocity changes of a digital motor wherein the motor produces movement that is commanded by successive lengths with each length having an extent defined by a whole number of steps and in which each length by its extent sets its own velocity whereby non-linear velocity changes in accordance with motor speed are obtained from a command that includes just length extent information.
Abstract: A motion control system and method that subdivides a movement into commands for sequential lengths that the system is to produce in sequential constant time intervals with each time interval having a length. Each length has an extent in steps along each axis and the difference in the number of steps between adjacent extents is limited to that which the motor's ability can accommodate. Each command directs the selection of a present extent with the quantity of a command being reduced by commanding only the difference between the present extent and the immediately prior extent. For essentially constant velocity contouring along two axes an endless sequential series of essentially constant length vectors is provided and each command for a present vector directs the selection based on the relation between it and the prior selected vector. Selection may be made from a number of series of vectors each having a different size.
Abstract: A motor control for a stepping motor having windings energizable in a predetermined sequence to produce an incremental movement for each command pulse has a programmed read only memory. The control can be set so that each input pulse can command either a half or a full step and the control can further be set to have half step high speeds energize the motor for full steps for every other command pulse to thereby increase the high speed half stepping torque.
Abstract: A stepping motor is energized by a power supply that supplies charges of power with the number and duration of the charges being controlled according to the current operating conditions of the motor. The charges are supplied to a capacitor across which the motor is connected for energization with the voltage developed across the capacitor being the voltage supplied the motor.
Abstract: A digital circuit for translating each input command pulse into an incremental step of a digital motor in which the input pulses may be received at any rate while the pulses to the motor and hence the motor velocity are produced at rates which is within the motor's ability to change its velocity. The system uses a digitally operated circuit that can be easily adjusted to different motor velocity abilities and also enables control over both directions of motor movement.
December 19, 1974
Date of Patent:
June 15, 1976
The Superior Electric Company
Albert C. Leenhouts, Peter Senak, Jr., Arthur Emery
Abstract: A lathe numerical control system for cutting a tapered thread by a cutting tool that is moved along a rotating workpiece in steps on both a lead axis and a radius axis. Synchronism of movement along both axes with the workpiece rotation is achieved by an encoder producing a set number of pulses per revolution of the workpiece and these pulses are directed simultaneously to a lead axis path and a radius axis path with each path effectively dividing its encoder pulses to produce the steps needed for the tool movement to produce a thread for each revolution.