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Robotized Surface Mounting of Permanent Magnets
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2014 (English)In: Machines, Vol. 2, no 4, 219-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using permanent magnets on a rotor can both simplify the design and increase the efficiency of electric machines compared to using electromagnets. A drawback, however, is the lack of existing automated assembly methods for large machines. This paper presents and motivates a method for robotized surface mounting of permanent magnets on electric machine rotors. The translator of the Uppsala University Wave Energy Converter generator is used as an example of a rotor. The robot cell layout, equipment design and assembly process are presented and validated through computer simulations and experiments with prototype equipment. A comparison with manual assembly indicates substantial cost savings and an improved work environment. By using the flexibility of industrial robots and a scalable equipment design, it is possible for this assembly method to be adjusted for other rotor geometries and sizes. Finally, there is a discussion on the work that remains to be done on improving and integrating the robot cell into a production line.

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2014. Vol. 2, no 4, 219-232 p.
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237449DOI: 10.3390/machines2040219OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-237449DiVA: diva2:767996
Available from: 2014-12-02 Created: 2014-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-07
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