Proto G shared on YouTube:
This is my axial flux stepper motor. It’s called an axial flux motor because the magnetic fields line are oriented in the direction of the axis of rotation unlike a regular stepper motor where the magnetic fields line are oriented radially towards the center.
You also may have heard it referred to as a pancake motor. One of the major advantages of these motors is the ability to have multiple rotors and stators stacked together like pancakes. This results in a very strong and relatively compact motor. They are often used in heavy machinery and in applications where space is a limited resource.
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