Brushless DC motor case studies
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Applications in precision devices
Brushless DC motors are widely used in precision devices. Major examples include the hard drives used in PCs and DVD players, other PC drives, and Blu-Ray recorders. Disk rotation is a vital function for these devices. Brushless DC motors are used in the spindles that rotate the disks.
Most everyday applications of this type demand a long product life. With their long life and low maintenance requirements, brushless DC motors have carved out an essential niche for themselves in the precision device sector.
Applications in automotive industry
As already noted, the use of brushless DC motors has been growing in recent years. Moreover, it is in the automotive industry that this growth has been most pronounced. A wide range of electronic devices are involved in driving a car. Among the main applications are:
Electric power steering motors
Electric oil distribution motors
Headlamp leveling motors
Electric parking brake motors
Electric active stabilizer motors
Motors for automatic hatch opening and closing
Door lock motors
Motors for door opening and closing
Seat cooling fan motors
Vehicles pose a risk not only to their driver and passengers, but also to pedestrians and other road users. With their long life and low maintenance requirements, brushless DC motors are widely used in applications that are aimed at keeping this risk to an absolute minimum. Meanwhile, the quiet operation of these motors also helps to provide a more comfortable driving experience.
Identifying applications where brushless DC motor features can be put to good use
Because they do not use brushes, brushless DC motors benefit from long life, ease of maintenance, and quiet operation. Taking advantage of these features, they are used in many different aspects of our lives.
These range from electronic devices commonly used as home appliances to electrical products for industrial applications. Their uses in these products are diverse. Over recent years, they have also increasingly come to be used in the automotive industry where the demand is for comfort and safety. Perhaps you should take a fresh look at how brushless DC motors can be put to use in your own field.