Stepper Motors or Step Motors
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1. Permanent Magnet Stepper :
The rotor and stator poles of a permanent magnet stepper are not teethed. Instead the rotor have alternative north and south poles parallel to the axis of the rotor shaft.
When a stator is energized, it develops electromagnetic poles. The magnetic rotor aligns along the magnetic field of the stator. The other stator is then energized in the sequence so that the rotor moves and aligns itself to the new magnetic field. This way energizing the stators in a fixed sequence rotates the stepper motor by fixed angles.
The resolution of a permanent magnet stepper can be increased by increasing number of poles in the rotor or increasing the number of phases.