A Novel Planar Switched Reluctance Motor for Industrial Applications

J. F. Pan, Chow Norbert Cheung, S. W. Zhao, W. C. Gan

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This paper presents a novel two-dimensional (2-D) planar switched reluctance motor (PSRM) for position control applications. The proposed 2-D planar motor has the advantages of simple mechanical construction, high reliability, and the ability to withstand hostile operating conditions. Due to the unique structure of the planar motor's magnetic circuit, there is very little coupling between the X-and Z-axis, and no decoupling compensation is needed. It is expected that this innovative SR planar motion system will be an ideal replacement for traditional X-Y tables in industrial automation applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2836-2839
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Planar motor
  • switched reluctance
  • X-Y table

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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