|Stepping Motors: A Guide to Theory and Practice (Control Engineering)
By Paul Acarnely
- Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers
- Number Of Pages: 170
- Publication Date: 2002-12-01
- ISBN-10 / ASIN: 085296417X
- ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780852964170
Stepping motor technology is well established and used for motion control, most notably for computer peripherals but also wherever digital control is employed. The book provides an introductory text which will enable the reader to both appreciate the essential characteristics of stepping motor systems and understand how these characteristics are being exploited in the continuing development of new motors, drives and controllers. A basic theoretical approach relating to the more significant aspects of performance is presented, although it is assumed throughout that the reader has no previous experience of electrical machines and is primarily interested in the applications of stepping motors. Paul Acarnley’s outstanding reference book is widely known and used, and this, the 4th edition, has been significantly updated to include many new applications that have emerged since the previous edition was published. Coverage includes: drive circuits, accurate load positioning, static torque characteristics, multi-step operation, torque/speed characteristics, high-speed operation, open-loop control, closed-loop control and microprocessor-based stepping motor systems.
Summary: Needs to be updated
Good book on the basics and math models behind the system, but it needs to be updated. There are a variety of anti-resonance patents and methods developed over the past couple decades, but little is said about that. Microstepping dominates modern stepper design, but that seems to be missing completely.
Summary: Stepping Motors,A guide to theory and practice is a wonderful review of stepping motor principles and operation
It is an Excellent book for all levels. It starts with good introduction to the theory of stepping motors and goes into the math of torque development, addresses the resonance and instability of the stepping motors. Good buy.
Summary: Nice level of coverage
As an embedded software type with no particular experience with motor control, this book provides a nice introduction to stepper motors. A quick reading, without trying to understand all of the detailed mathematics, gave me the information I needed to get going. Further, it is good to know that the details are there when I need them (and have the time to understand them).