This paper presents a noncontact steel-plate conveyance system using a novel thrust-force generation mechanism. The mechanism is to use a horizontal force generated from the magnetic interaction between an iron-core electromagnet and an inclined steel plate as a thrust force. This mechanism is applied for the conveyance system which is consisted of four electromagnets for levitation and a transverse-flux linear induction motor for conveyance to increase a total thrust force of a levitated steel plate. We explain the operating principle of the mechanism and present the experimental results of magnetic levitation and conveyance from the contactless steel-plate conveyance system.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported in part by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) Grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. R01-2008-000-12264-0) and in part by POSCO.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering