APPLICATION OF STEPPER MOTOR:
The main application of stepper motor may be divided into the following groups.
1. Instrumentation applications.
2. Computer peripherals & Office equipment‘s.
3. Numerical control of machine tools and robotics.
4. Applications in semiconductor technology.
5. Space vehicles and satellites.
6. Electro medical and
7. Miscellaneous applications.
1. Instrumentation application:
This involve low torque applications such as
Camera shutter operations.
2. Stepper motor application in computer peripherals:
This involve medium torque, high performance and high volume application such
Dot matrix and line printers.
Floppy disk drives
Digital X-Y plotters.
Magnetic tape drives.
Paper tape drives.
3. Application is office equipment:
4. Machine tool applications:
This involve high torque application such as
Numerical control system for milling machine
X-Y tables and index table.
Home use and industrial sewing machines.
5. Application in semiconductor technology:
Stepper motors used in high vacuum.
Goniometer-An instrument used to determine crystalline structure.
Electron beam micro fabricator.
6. Stepper motor used in space vehicles and satellites.
8. Electro medical applications:
This involve high torque applications such as
Radiation therapy units.
Ultra sound scanner.
9. Miscellaneous applications:
Heavy industry applications.
Automatic focusing mechanism in camera