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Improvement of the longitudinal vibration system for the hybrid transducer ultrasonic motor

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4 Author(s)
J. Satonobu ; Precision & Intelligence Lab., Tokyo Inst. of Technol., Yokohama, Japan ; D. Lee ; K. Nakamura ; S. Ueha

This paper presents a symmetric hybrid transducer ultrasonic motor designed to produce large longitudinal vibration stress in the rotor/stator contact interface for high-torque operation. The nodal plane of the longitudinal vibration mode was adjusted to match the rotor/stator contact interface, and the piezoelectric ceramic disks for the longitudinal vibration were installed at the nodal plane of the longitudinal vibration mode for effective excitation. An experimental motor, 20 mm in diameter, using the first torsional vibration mode and the second longitudinal vibration mode was manufactured. A maximum torque of 0.8 N/spl middot/m was achieved in the prototype, an improvement over previous versions.

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IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 1 )