Performances of BLDCM Drive System for Treadmill Application

  • Published : 2003.09.01

Abstract

In this paper, a BLDC motor and its controller are developed for treadmill application. Motor size and structure are restricted in the design stage due to the limited and enclosed space of the treadmill. The shape of the rotor magnet is analyzed using FEM with restricted design conditions. Manufacturing, cost and performance are also considered. A biomechanical analysis of human locomotion with the change of velocity is considered in the design of the controller. For stable operation of the treadmill, current and temperature are to be detected by the DSP controller. The prototype BLDCM and its controller are tested to verify its performances.

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