Permanent Magnet Motors Animated
Appendix to Stepping Motors Types by
Douglas W. Jones
Here is Figure 1.2 in animated form:
In looking at this figure, note the following:
- This 6-pole rotor turns in a direction opposite the rotation
of the stator field; a two-pole rotor inside the exact same stator
would rotate with the field.
- This illustration is based on half-step control, where alternate half
steps involve one and two motor windings.
- It takes three complete cycles of the control system to turn this 6-pole
rotor one revolution. A two-pole rotor would turn a full revolution
per control system cycle.