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Application of Stepper Motor

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.

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

 

Quartz watches.

 

Synchronized clocks.

 

Camera shutter operations.

 

2. Stepper motor application in computer peripherals:

 

This involve medium torque, high performance and high volume application such

 

as

 

Dot matrix and line printers.

 

Graph plotters.

 

Floppy disk drives

 

Digital X-Y plotters.

 

Magnetic tape drives.

 

Paper tape drives.

 

3. Application is office equipment:

 

Electronic typewriters.

 

Copiers

 

Facsimile machines.

 

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.

 

7. Robotics.

 

8. Electro medical applications:

 

This involve high torque applications such as

 

X-ray machines.

 

Radiation therapy units.

 

Ultra sound scanner.

 

9. Miscellaneous applications:

 

Nuclear reactors.

 

Heavy industry applications.

 

Automatic focusing mechanism in camera

 

 


 

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