1st Edition

Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics Design and Applications

By Andrzej M Pawlak Copyright 2007
    408 Pages 440 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    From large-scale industrial systems to components in consumer applications, mechatronics has woven itself into the very fabric of modern technology. Among the most important elements of mechatronic systems are electromagnetic sensors and electromechanical actuators. Cultivated over years of industrial and research experience, Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics: Design and Applications builds a practical understanding of the features and functions of various electromagnetic and electromechanical devices necessary to meet specific industrial requirements.

    This work focuses on various components that receive less attention in the available literature, such as magnetic sensors, linear and latching solenoid actuators, stepper motors, rotary actuators, and other special magnetic devices including magnetic valves and heart pumps. Each chapter follows a consistent format, working from theory to design, applications, and numerical problems and solutions. Although the crux of the coverage is design and application, the author also discusses optimization and testing, introduces magnetic materials, and shares his enlightened perspective on the social and business aspects of developing world-class technologies. Examples from mainly the automotive industry illustrate the wide variety of mechatronic devices presented.

    Providing a complete picture from conception to completion, Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics: Design and Applications places critical tools in the hands of any researcher or engineer seeking to develop innovative mechatronic systems.

    Classification of Sensors and Actuators
    Magnetic Materials and Technology

    Theory of Magnetic Sensors
    Magnetic Sensor Analysis
    VR Sensors
    Solid-State Sensors
    Magnetic Sensor Applications
    VR Sensor Noise
    Example 2.1
    Example 2.2
    Example 2.3

    Mathematical Model for Linear Actuators
    Fast-Acting Actuators
    Applications of Solenoid Actuators
    Example 3.1
    Example 3.2

    Latching Relays
    Latching Solenoids
    Latching Solenoid Applications
    Example 4.1

    Principles of Operation
    Static Analysis of Stepper Motor
    Dynamic Analysis of Stepper Motor
    Example 5.1: Magnetic-Circuit Calculations
    Example 5.2: Static Torque Calculations
    Example 5.3: Magnetic Flux Calculations

    Magnetic Valves
    Heart Pump
    Magnetorheological Fluid Solenoids
    Example 6.1
    Example 6.2
    Example 6.3

    Disk Rotary Actuators
    Claw Pole Rotary Actuators
    Cylindrical Rotary Actuators
    Rotary Actuator Applications
    Example 7.1
    Example 7.2
    Example 7.3

    Technology Development
    Technology Valuation


    Pawlak, Andrzej M

    "The author does a really nice job of clearly describing the working fundamentals of these devices along with design equations and analysis of the operation to give the reader a good understanding to design their own innovative actuators and to optimize existing ones. This is a much-needed book in this area of engineering."

    – In IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July 2008, Vol. 24, No. 4