A Design of Optimal Interval between Armatures in Long Distance Transportation PMLSM for End Cogging Force Reduction

  • Park, Eui-Jong (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chosun Univerity) ;
  • Jung, Sang-Yong (School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Jae (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chosun University)
  • Received : 2015.06.25
  • Accepted : 2015.10.07
  • Published : 2016.03.01


Although the permanent magnet linear synchronous motor is a motor useful for transportation systems thanks to its high speed, high acceleration and deceleration, the linear motor generally has armatures installed on the full length of the transport path. It results in the increase in material costs and manufacturing time. As a means to solve this problem a stationary discontinuous armature system is suggested. However, it involves the following two issues. The first issue is it is impossible to control the mover in the section where any armature is not installed as armatures are distributed. The second one is increasing cogging force due to the ends of the armatures. Therefore, this study aims to solve these problems by adjusting intervals between armatures to control the mover anywhere, and to design the interval between armatures optimally to minimize the end cogging force. The suitable distance was deduced. It addressed the problems and showed suitability for long distance transportation PMLSM.


Discontinuous armature;End cogging force;Interval between armature modules;Long distance transportation


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