Causes And Preventive Measures Of Burrs Produced By Motor Core Lamination

November 15 12:58 2022

The quality of core lamination of turbine generator, hydro generator and large AC/DC motor has a great impact on the quality of the motor. During the stamping process, burrs will cause turn-to-turn short circuit of the core, increasing core loss and temperature. Burrs will also reduce the number of electric motor laminations, increase excitation current and lower efficiency. In addition, the burrs in the slot will pierce the winding insulation and cause external gear expansion. If the burr at the rotor shaft hole is too large, it may shrink hole size or increase the ellipticity, resulting in difficult mounting on the core shaft, which directly affects the motor quality. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the causes of core lamination burrs and take related preventive measures for the processing and manufacturing of motors.

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Causes of large burrs

At present, domestic and foreign motor lamination manufacturers mainly produce large motor core laminations that are made of 0.5mm or 0.35mm thin silicon electrical steel sheet. Large burrs are produced in the stamping process mainly because of the following reasons.

1. Too large, small or uneven gap between stamping dies

Too large, small or uneven gap between stamping modules will have a huge negative impact on the quality of lamination section and surface, according to electric motor laminations suppliers. Based on the analysis of the sheet blanking deformation process, it can be seen that if the gap between male die and female die is too small, the crack near the edge of male die will be staggered outward for a distance than the normal gap range. Interlayer burr will form at the fracture layer when the silicon steel sheet is separated. The extrusion of the female die edge causes a second polished region to be formed on the blanking section, and extrusion burr or serrated edge with an inverted cone appears on its upper part. If the gap is too large, the shear crack near the male die edge is staggered inward for some distance from the normal gap range.When the material is stretched hard and the slope of blanking section increases, the silicon steel sheet is easily pulled into the gap, thus forming an elongated burr. In addition, the uneven gap between stamping dies can also cause large burrs to be produced locally on the electric motor laminations, that is, extrusion burrs will appear at small gaps and elongated burrs at large gaps.

2. Blurred edge of the working part of stamping dies

When the edge of the working part of the die is rounded due to long-term wear, it cannot better work in terms of material separation, and the whole section becomes irregular due to tearing, resulting in large burrs. Electric motor laminations suppliers find that burrs are particularly serious if the male die edge and the female die edge are blunt when the material is dropped and punched.

3. Equipment

Motor lamination manufacturers also indicate that the guide accuracy of the punching machine, the poor parallelism between the slider and the bed, and the bad perpendicularity between the movement direction of the slider and the table will also produce burrs. Bad precision of the punching machine will cause the center line of the male die and female die not to coincide and produce burrs, and grind and damage the mold guide pillar. In addition, in case of sinking of the punching machine, a second punching will happen. Large burrs will also be produced if the punching force of the punching machine is not large enough.

4. Material

Mechanical properties, uneven thickness and poor surface quality of silicon steel sheet materials in actual production will also affect the quality of lamination section. The elasticity and plasticity of the metal material determine the stamping performance of the metal. Generally speaking, the silicon steel sheet for motor cores must have a certain degree of elasticity and plasticity. Electric motor laminations only involve cold stamping processes such as punching, drop, and cutting edge, the silicon steel sheet material of good elasticity is appropriate, for the material with better elasticity has high mobility limit and can help achieve good section quality.

Preventive measures

After analyzing the above-mentioned reasons for burrs, it’s necessary to consider the following measures to reduce the burrs.

1. When processing the stamping die, the machining accuracy and assembly quality of the male and female dies must be ensured, and the verticality of the male die, the rigidity of lateral pressure, and sufficient rigidity of the whole stamping die should also be ensured. Motor lamination manufacturers will provide the allowable burr height of the punching shear surface for a normal sheet metal with a qualified die and normal gap punching.

2. When installing the stamping die, make sure that the gap values of the male and female dies are correct, and the male and female dies are fixed firmly and reliably on the fixing plate. The upper and lower plates should be kept parallel to each other on the punching machine.

3. It is required that the punching machine has good rigidity, small elastic deformation, high accuracy of guide rail and parallelism between the backing plate and slider.

4. Electric motor laminations suppliers must use the punching machine that has sufficient punching force. And the punching machine should be in good condition and must be operated by a skilled operator.

5. Silicon steel sheet whose material passes material inspection should be used for punching.If the above measures are taken in the stamping process, burrs will be greatly reduced. But those are only preventive measures, and new problems will occur in the actual production. Special deburring process will be conducted after the punching of large motor cores to remove these imperfections. But too large burrs cannot be eliminated. As a result, operators should frequently check the quality of the punching section during production, so that problems can be detected and solved in time to ensure that the number of burrs of electric motor laminations is within the range as required by the process.
 
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