Robotized Surface Mounting of Permanent Magnets
AbstractUsing 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. View Full-Text
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Hultman, E.; Salar, D.; Leijon, M. Robotized Surface Mounting of Permanent Magnets. Machines 2014, 2, 219-232.
Hultman E, Salar D, Leijon M. Robotized Surface Mounting of Permanent Magnets. Machines. 2014; 2(4):219-232.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hultman, Erik; Salar, Dana; Leijon, Mats. 2014. "Robotized Surface Mounting of Permanent Magnets." Machines 2, no. 4: 219-232.