Variable Reluctance Stepper Motor
There are basically three types of stepping motors; variable reluctance, permanent magnet and hybrid. They differ in terms of construction based on the use of permanent magnets and/or iron rotors with laminated steel stators.
The variable reluctance motor in the above illustration has four "stator pole sets" (A, B, C,), set 15 degrees apart. Current applied to pole A through the motor winding causes a magnetic attraction that aligns the rotor (tooth) to pole A. Energizing stator pole B causes the rotor to rotate 15 degrees in alignment with pole B. This process will continue with pole C and back to A in a clockwise direction. Reversing the procedure (C to A) would result in a counterclockwise rotation.
Note: To report broken links or to submit your projects, tutorials please email to Webmaster