Sensorless Starting of Direct Drive Horizontal Axis Washing Machines

Anton Dianov, Nam Su Kim, Seung Moo Lim
2014 Journal of international Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems  
This paper describes problems of the sensorless starting of horizontal axis washing machines with direct drive and suggests solution, which was experimentally verified. Horizontal axis washing machines have very difficult conditions for the drive starting, especially at full load. Inertia of the tub and water, torque from the laundry make load torque at starting higher than rated one and sometimes even higher than the maximum torque of the motor, which makes sensorless starting extremely
more » ... ging task. This paper suggests modified open-loop starting, where control system is closed shortly after beginning at low speed and rotates the drum until laundry restructuring. To ensure proper work of the sensorless algorithm at low speed additional measures for increasing of the estimation algorithm performance have been taken. These measures include special algorithm for the drive parameters estimation, which has been developed and verified by the experimental results.
doi:10.11142/jicems.2014.3.2.148 fatcat:r4wz4xdd5vgkxknw55fwoanaly