Analysis of stepping motor torque ripple control for precision profiling

Kai Leung Yung, D. K.W. Cheng, Z. Y. Zhou, G. Song

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This paper presents both experimental and mathematical analysis of feedback commutation and drive control for stepping motor torque ripple minimization. The experiments are suggestive of, while the mathematical analysis gives a strong support for, the idea that stepping motor speed ripple could be minimized by adjusting the lead angles and the waveforms of phase excitations. Better servo performance can be attained by reduced ripple. The DQ transformation is used here to simplify the dynamic model. The computation results analysis also provides suggestive ideas for building up the servo system in precision motion profiling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Power and Energy Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


  • Closed-loop commutated
  • Precision motion control
  • Stepping motor
  • Torque/speed ripple

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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