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(11)EP 3 050 778 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
06.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/19

(21)Application number: 14848349.8

(22)Date of filing:  02.09.2014
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B62D 6/10  (2006.01)
G01L 3/10  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2014/008209
(87)International publication number:
WO 2015/046771 (02.04.2015 Gazette  2015/13)

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TORQUE SENSOR

DREHMOMENTSENSOR

CAPTEUR DE COUPLE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 27.09.2013 KR 20130115020

(43)Date of publication of application:
03.08.2016 Bulletin 2016/31

(73)Proprietor: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
Seoul, 04637 (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • SON, Hochan
    Seoul 100-714 (KR)

(74)Representative: Zardi, Marco 
M. Zardi & Co. SA Via Pioda 6
6900 Lugano
6900 Lugano (CH)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 2 295 310
JP-A- 2006 335 318
KR-A- 20090 004 289
KR-A- 20120 069 870
KR-U- 20100 006 367
EP-A2- 2 434 259
KR-A- 20060 127 798
KR-A- 20110 109 100
KR-B1- 101 236 580
KR-U- 20100 006 435
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    [Technical Field]



    [0001] The present invention relates to a torque sensor, and more particularly, to a torque sensor mounted on vehicles to measure a torque about a steering axis.

    [Background Art]



    [0002] Generally, an electronic power steering system (EPS) is an apparatus for ensuring steering stability of a vehicle and provides a torque in the direction that a driver steers using a motor for smooth handling.

    [0003] Unlike the existing hydraulic power steering (HPS), the EPS may improve steering performance and steering feel by controlling an operation of a motor according to driving condition.

    [0004] A torque load about a steering axis, a steering angle, and an angular velocity of steering need to be measured for the EPS to provide an appropriate torque.

    [0005] A conventional steering structure includes an input axis coupled with a steering wheel, an output axis joined with a pinion which is coupled to a rack bar at a wheel and a torsion bar which connects the input axis and the output axis.

    [0006] When a steering wheel is rotated, rotation power is delivered to the output axis and directions of wheels are changed by the operation of a pinion and a rack bar. Here, when a resistance force is great, the input axis becomes more rotated so that the torsion bar becomes twisted, and a magnetic field type torque sensor measures the degree of twist of the torsion bar.

    [0007] The torque sensor is provided to be accommodated in an upper casing and a lower casing with a rotor, a stator, a collector and a circuit board, and the torque sensor provided as such is accommodated in a housing to connect with the input axis and the output axis. Here, a stator holder is fixed in the axis direction by coupling the upper casing and the lower casing.

    [0008] However, there is a problem in that the stator holder vibrates in a case in the case of not being fixed in a direction perpendicular to the axis direction, i.e. the horizontal direction. When the stator holder vibrates as such, a gap of the stator tooth delivering a magnetic force is changed, and thus there is a problem in that reliability of the torque sensor operation is lowered.

    [0009] Further examples of torque sensors according to the prior art are known from EP 2295310. EP 2295310 A2 discloses the features of the preamble of claim 1. KR 20100006367 U discloses the features of the preamble of claim 5.

    [Disclosure]


    [Technical Problem]



    [0010] The present invention provides a torque sensor where reliability of a torque sensor operation is improved by preventing a stator from vibrating in a lateral direction perpendicular to an axis direction.

    [Technical Solution]



    [0011] According to an aspect of the present invention, a torque sensor includes a first casing including a first opening, a second casing including a second opening, a stator including a stator holder disposed inside the first casing and the second casing and at least a stator tooth fixed to the stator holder, and a rotor rotatably disposed in the stator wherein the stator includes a protrusion facing an inner peripheral surface of the first opening.

    [0012] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, a diameter of the first opening is greater than that of the second opening.

    [0013] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, the protrusion is formed in a plurality of numbers along a first virtual circle, and a diameter of the first virtual circle is equal to or smaller than that of the first opening.. In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, the diameter of the first opening is greater than that of an outer peripheral surface of the rotor.

    [0014] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, a diameter of an outer peripheral surface of the stator is greater than those of the first opening and the first virtual circle.

    [0015] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, the protrusion may protrude from the stator tooth in an axis direction.

    [0016] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, the protrusion may protrude from the stator holder in an axis direction.

    [0017] In the torque sensor according to an aspect of the present invention, the torque sensor may include a collector connected to the stator tooth, and a magnetic device configured to detect a magnetization level collected by the collector.

    [0018] According to another aspect of the present invention, a torque sensor includes a first casing in which a first opening is formed, a second casing in which a second opening is formed, a stator including a stator holder disposed inside the first casing and the second casing and at least a stator tooth fixed to the stator holder, and a rotor rotatably disposed in the stator, wherein the first casing includes a first guide groove formed inside thereof, and the stator includes a first protrusion rotatably coupled to the first guide groove.

    [0019] In the torque sensor according to another aspect of the present invention, the protrusion is formed in a plurality of numbers along a first virtual circle, and a diameter of the first virtual circle is greater than that of the first opening.

    [0020] In the torque sensor according to another aspect of the present invention, the first protrusion may protrude from the stator holder in an axis direction.

    [0021] In the torque sensor according to another aspect of the present invention, the second casing may include a second guide groove formed inside thereof, and the stator may include a second protrusion rotatably coupled to the second guide groove.

    [0022] In the torque sensor according to another aspect of the present invention, the torque sensor may include a collector connected to the stator tooth, and a magnetic device configured to detect a magnetization level collected by the collector.

    [0023] According to still another not claimed aspect, a torque sensor includes a first casing in which a first opening is formed, a second casing in which a second opening is formed, a stator including a stator holder disposed inside the first casing and the second casing and at least a stator tooth fixed to the stator holder, and a rotor rotatably disposed in the stator, wherein the stator includes a first protrusion which protrudes in an axis direction to face an inner peripheral surface of a first opening, and a second protrusion rotatably coupled to a guide groove formed in the second casing.

    [Advantageous Effects]



    [0024] According to an embodiment of the present invention, a stator can be prevented from vibrating in a case in a lateral direction perpendicular to an axis direction, and thus reliability of the torque sensor operation can be improved.

    [Description of Drawings]



    [0025] 

    FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of a torque sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to another embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to still another embodiment of the present invention.

    FIG. 5 is a modified example of a torque sensor according to still another embodiment of the present invention.


    [Modes of the Invention]



    [0026] While the present invention is susceptible to various modifications and alternative embodiments, specific embodiments thereof are shown by way of examples. in the drawings and described. However, it should be understood that there is no intention to limit the present invention to the particular embodiments disclosed, but on the contrary, the present invention is to cover all modifications, equivalents, and alternatives falling within the scope of the appended claims.

    [0027] It will be understood that, although the terms including ordinal numbers such as "first," "second," etc. may be used herein to describe various elements, these elements are not limited by these terms. These terms are only used to distinguish one element from another. For example, a second element could be termed a first element without departing from the teachings of the present inventive concept, and similarly a first element could be also termed a second element. The term "and/or" includes any and all combination of one or more of the associated listed items.

    [0028] It will be understood that when an element or layer is referred to as being "on," "connected to," or "coupled with" another element or layer, it can be directly on, connected, or coupled to the other element or layer or intervening elements or layers may be present. In contrast, when an element is referred to as being "directly on," "directly connected to," or "directly coupled with" another element or layer, there are no intervening elements or layers present.

    [0029] The terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention. As used herein, the singular forms "a," "an," and "the," are intended to include the plural forms as well, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. It will be further understood that the terms "comprises" and/or "comprising," when used in this specification, specify the presence of stated features, integers, steps, operations, elements, and/or components, but do not preclude the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers, steps, operations, elements, components, and/or groups thereof.

    [0030] Unless otherwise defined, all terms including technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this inventive concept belongs. It will be further understood that terms, such as those defined in commonly used dictionaries, should be interpreted as having a meaning that is consistent with their meaning in the context of the relevant art and will not be interpreted in an idealized or overly formal sense unless expressly so defined herein.

    [0031] Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings, and regardless of the numbers in the drawings, the same or corresponding elements will be assigned with the same numbers and overlapping descriptions will be omitted.

    [0032] FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of a torque sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention. Meanwhile, FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to another embodiment of the present invention.

    [0033] Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the torque sensor according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first casing 110, a second casing 120, a stator 200, and a rotor 300. Here, the first casing 110 may be an upper casing and the second casing 120 may be a lower casing, but without a strict limitation.

    [0034] The first casing 110 and the second casing 120 are coupled with each other to form an exterior of the torque sensor, and the stator 200 and the rotor 300 are disposed inside thereof. Here, the first casing 110 and the second casing 120 may be coupled by couplers 112 and 122 formed on one side.

    [0035] A first opening 111 and a second opening 121 are formed in the first casing 110 and the second casing 120, respectively. An input axis (not shown) is connected to the rotor 300 through the first opening 111 of the first casing 110, and an output axis (not shown) is connected to the stator 200 through the second opening 121 of the second casing 120.

    [0036] Here, diameters of the first opening 111 and the second opening 121 formed in the first casing 110 and the second casing 120 may be smaller than outer diameter of the stator 200. Accordingly, the stator 200 may be fixed in an axis direction z by coupling the first casing 110 and the second casing 120.

    [0037] The stator 200 is disposed inside the first casing 110 and the second casing 120 to be rotated with the output axis.

    [0038] The stator 200 includes a stator holder 210 and a stator tooth 220. The stator tooth 220 is formed as a pair (221 and 222), and each is fixed in an upper and a lower portions of the stator holder 210, respectively. The stator tooth 220 is disposed to face a magnet 310 which is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the rotor 300.

    [0039] The stator holder 210 forms the body of the stator 200 and is coupled with the output axis. The stator holder 210 may be manufactured by an injection molding process to fix the stator tooth 220. The manner of coupling the stator tooth 220 and the stator holder 210 may have all configurations of a conventional torque sensor applied.

    [0040] The stator 200 according to the embodiment of the present invention includes a protrusion 230 supported by an inner peripheral surface of the first opening 111 formed in the first casing 110. However, the protrusion 230 is not limited to thereto and may be supported at the second opening 121 formed in the second casing 120.

    [0041] The protrusion 230 may be formed to protrude in plurality in the axis direction z along a first virtual circle C1. In this case, the diameters of the openings 111 and 121 formed in the first casing 110 and the second casing 120 may be equal to or smaller than a rotational diameter of the protrusion 230 (diameter of the first virtual circle).

    [0042] The diameters of the first opening 111 and the second opening 121 may be flexibly selected within a tolerance range in which a rotation of the protrusion 230 is supported. For example, when rotated, the protrusion 230 may be in contact with or separated by a certain distance from the inner peripheral surface of the first opening 111.

    [0043] The rotor 300 is disposed inside the stator 200 and is rotated with the input axis. The magnet 310 in a ring shape is attached on the outer peripheral surface of the rotor 300, and the stator tooth 220 is disposed on an outer surface of the magnet 310.

    [0044] When a torsion bar is twisted due to a difference between rotation angles of the input axis and the output axis, a rotation angle of the magnet 310 mounted on the rotor 300 become different from that of the stator 200, and thus the surfaces facing each other between the magnet 310 and the stator tooth 220 are relatively moved . Therefore, torque may be measured by detecting a change in magnetization level of the stator 200.

    [0045] To this end, the torque sensor further includes at least one collector (not shown) which is coupled with the stator tooth 220 to collect magnetic flux, a magnetic device (not shown) to detect the magnetization level collected by the collector, and a circuit board (not shown) in which the magnetic device is disposed

    [0046] Referring to FIG. 2, a diameter R1 of the first opening may be formed to be larger than a diameter R3 of the second opening, and a diameter R2 of the first virtual circle may be equal to or smaller than the diameter R1 of the first opening. In such a configuration, the protrusion 230 disposed along the first virtual circle is disposed to face an inner peripheral surface 111a of the first opening to support rotation of the stator.

    [0047] Here, since a diameter R4 of an outer peripheral surface of the stator is manufactured to have greater than the diameter R1 of the first opening and the diameter R3 of the second opening, the stator may be securely confined in the first casing 110 and the second casing 120.

    [0048] Further, the diameter R1 of the first opening may be greater than a diameter R5 of the outer peripheral surface of the rotor 300. In this structure, since the rotor 300 is not confined in the first casing 110 and the second casing 120 and easily separated from the stator, there is an advantage where manufacturing and maintenance are easy. Further, when the torque sensor is mounted on a vehicle, since the rotor 300 and the stator 200 are confined in the axial direction of a steering axis (the input axis and the output axis), performance of the sensor is not lowered.

    [0049] The protrusion 230 may be formed to protrude from the stator holder 210 or the stator tooth 220. Here, the protrusion 230 is formed in the axis direction z or the lateral directions x and y to be supported by an inner peripheral surface of the first casing 110 or the second casing 120.

    [0050] In such a configuration, the stator 200 may be fixed in the lateral directions x and y perpendicular to the axis direction z inside the first casing 110 and the second casing 120. That is, since the stator 200 may rotate while being supported by the inner peripheral surface of the first casing 110 or the second casing 120, the stator 200 is prevented from vibrating in the horizontal directions x and y during rotating. Therefore, reliability of the torque sensor operation may be improved.

    [0051] Referring to FIG. 3, a protrusion 230 may also protrude toward a second casing 120. Therefore, the protrusion 230 may be supported by an inner peripheral surface of a second opening 121.

    [0052] FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of a torque sensor according to still another embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 5 is a modified example of a torque sensor according to still another embodiment of the present invention.

    [0053] In the embodiment, configuration of the case and configuration of the protrusion formed in plurality along the first virtual circle are the same as described above, and since only a structure which supports the protrusion is different from the above, the structure will be described in detail.

    [0054] Referring to FIG. 4, a first guide groove 113 in a ring shaped may be formed on an inner peripheral surface of a first casing 110 to guide rotation of a first protrusion 231, and the first protrusion 231 formed by the stator 200 may be rotatably supported by the first guide groove 113.

    [0055] Here, the protrusion 231 may be formed to protrude from a stator holder 210 in the axis direction z, and a diameter of an opening 111 formed in the first casing 110 may be smaller than that of a path outlined by rotation of the protrusion 231 (diameter of the first virtual circle).

    [0056] In such a configuration, since the stator 200 may rotate while being supported by the guide groove 113 formed in the inner peripheral surface of the first casing 110, the stator 200 may be prevented from vibrating in the lateral directions x and y during rotating. Therefore, reliability of the torque sensor operation may be improved.

    [0057] However, the supporting structure of the protrusion is not necessarily limited to the above. For example, as illustrated in FIG. 5, a second guide groove 123 formed on an inner peripheral surface of a second casing 120 may guide a second protrusion 232.

    [0058] Further, the first protrusion 231 and the second protrusion 232 may be formed in the stator 200 and configured to be supported by the first guide groove 113 of the first casing 110 and the second guide groove 123 of the second casing 120.

    [0059] Further, the first protrusion 231 formed in the stator 200 may be disposed to face an inner peripheral surface of the first opening 111 of the first casing 110 (see FIG. 1), and the second protrusion 232 formed in the stator 200 may be disposed to be rotatably coupled to the guide groove 123 formed in the second casing 120. In such a configuration, vibration of the stator in the horizontal direction may be further effectively controlled.

    [0060] Although exemplary embodiments of the present invention have been referenced and described above, it will be understood that it is possible for those of ordinary skill in the art to implement modifications and variations on the present invention without departing from the scope of the present invention as defined in the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A torque sensor comprising:

    a first casing (110) including a first opening (111);

    a second casing (120) including a second opening (121);

    a stator (200) including a stator holder (210) disposed inside the first casing (110) and the second casing (120); and

    a rotor (300) rotatably disposed in the stator (200), and

    wherein the stator (200) includes at least a stator tooth (220) fixed to the stator holder (210), and a plurality of protrusions (230), and

    the plurality of protrusions (230) are formed along a first virtual circle, and a diameter of the first virtual circle is equal to or smaller than that of the first opening (111), wherein the diameter of the first virtual circle is greater than that of an outer peripheral surface of the rotor (300), and

    wherein a diameter of the first opening (111) is greater than that of the second opening (121) and the diameter of the first opening (111) is greater than that of an outer peripheral surface of the rotor (300), and

    characterized in that a diameter of an outer peripheral surface of the stator (200) is greater than that of the first opening (111) and the first virtual circle,

    wherein the protrusions (230) are supported by an inner peripheral surface of the first opening (111) formed in the first casing (110).


     
    2. The torque sensor of claim 1, wherein the plurality of protrusions (230) protrude from the stator tooth (200) in an axis direction.
     
    3. The torque sensor of claim 1, wherein the plurality of protrusions (230) protrude from the stator holder (210) in an axis direction.
     
    4. The torque sensor of claim 1, comprising:

    a collector connected to the stator (200) tooth; and

    a magnetic device configured to detect a magnetization level collected by the collector.


     
    5. A torque sensor comprising:

    a first casing (110) including a first opening (111);

    a second casing (120) including a second opening (121);

    a stator (200) including a stator holder (210) disposed inside the first casing (110) and the second casing (120), and at least a stator tooth (220) fixed to the stator holder (210); and

    a rotor (300) rotatably disposed in the stator (200),

    characterized in that the first casing (110) includes a first guide groove (113) formed in an inner peripheral surface of a first casing (110), and the stator (200) includes a plurality of first protrusions (231) formed by the stator (200) rotatably coupled to and supported by the first guide groove(113), wherein the first guide groove (113) is ring shaped and guides rotation of a plurality of first protrusions (231), and

    wherein the plurality of first protrusions (231) are formed along a first virtual circle, and a diameter of the first virtual circle is greater than that of the first opening (111).


     
    6. The torque sensor of claim 5, wherein the first protrusion (231) protrudes from the stator holder (210) in an axis direction.
     
    7. The torque sensor of claim 5, wherein the second casing (120) includes a second guide groove (123) formed in an inner surface, and the stator (200) includes a second protrusion (232) rotatably coupled to the second guide groove (123).
     
    8. The torque sensor of claim 5 comprising:

    a collector connected to the stator (200) tooth; and

    a magnetic device configured to detect a magnetization level collected by the collector.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Drehmomentsensor umfassend:

    ein erstes Gehäuse (110) umfassend eine erste Öffnung (111);

    ein zweites Gehäuse (120) umfassend eine zweite Öffnung (121);

    einen Stator (200) umfassend einen Statorhalter (210), der innerhalb des ersten Gehäuses (110) und des zweiten Gehäuses (120) angeordnet ist; und

    einen Rotor (300), der in dem Stator (200) drehbar angeordnet ist, und

    wobei der Stator (200) wenigstens einen an dem Statorhalter (210) fixierten Statorzahn (220) und eine Vielzahl von Vorsprüngen (230) umfasst, und

    die Vielzahl von Vorsprüngen (230) entlang eines ersten virtuellen Kreises gebildet ist, und ein Durchmesser des ersten virtuellen Kreises gleich jenem der ersten Öffnung (111) oder kleiner als dieser ist, wobei der Durchmesser des ersten virtuellen Kreises größer als jener einer Außenumfangsoberfläche des Rotors (300) ist, und

    wobei ein Durchmesser der ersten Öffnung (111) größer als jener der zweiten Öffnung (121) ist und der Durchmesser der ersten Öffnung (111) größer als jener einer Außenumfangsoberfläche des Rotors (300) ist, und

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    ein Durchmesser einer Außenumfangsoberfläche des Stators (200) größer als jener der ersten Öffnung (111) und des ersten virtuellen Kreises ist,

    wobei die Vorsprünge (230) durch eine Innenumfangsoberfläche der in dem ersten Gehäuse (110) gebildeten ersten Öffnung (111) getragen sind.


     
    2. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Vielzahl von Vorsprüngen (230) in einer Achsenrichtung von dem Statorzahn (220) vorsteht.
     
    3. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Vielzahl von Vorsprüngen (230) in einer Achsenrichtung von dem Statorhalter (210) vorsteht.
     
    4. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 1, umfassend

    einen Kollektor, der mit dem Statorzahn (220) verbunden ist; und

    eine magnetische Vorrichtung, die dazu konfiguriert ist, ein durch den Kollektor gesammeltes Magnetisierungslevel zu detektieren.


     
    5. Drehmomentsensor umfassend:

    ein erstes Gehäuse (110) umfassend eine erste Öffnung (111);

    ein zweites Gehäuse (120) umfassend eine zweite Öffnung (121);

    einen Stator (200) umfassend einen Statorhalter (210), der innerhalb des ersten Gehäuses (110) und des zweiten Gehäuses (120) angeordnet ist, und einen Statorzahn (220), der an dem Statorhalter (210) fixiert ist; und

    einen Rotor (300), der in dem Stator (200) drehbar angeordnet ist,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das erste Gehäuse (110) eine erste Führungsnut (113) umfasst, die in einer Innenumfangsoberfläche des ersten Gehäuses (110) gebildet ist, und der Stator (200) eine Vielzahl von durch den Stator (200) gebildeten ersten Vorsprüngen (231) umfasst, die mit der ersten Führungsnut (113) drehbar gekoppelt und durch diese getragen sind, wobei die erste Führungsnut (113) ringförmig ist und eine Drehung einer Vielzahl von ersten Vorsprüngen (231) führt, und

    wobei die Vielzahl von ersten Vorsprüngen (231) entlang eines ersten virtuellen Kreises gebildet ist, und ein Durchmesser des ersten virtuellen Kreises größer als jener der ersten Öffnung (111) ist.


     
    6. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 5, wobei der erste Vorsprung (231) in einer Achsenrichtung von dem Statorhalter (210) vorsteht.
     
    7. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 5, wobei das zweite Gehäuse (120) eine zweite Führungsnut (123) umfasst, die in einer Innenoberfläche gebildet ist, und der Stator (200) einen zweiten Vorsprung (232) umfasst, der mit der zweiten Führungsnut (123) drehbar gekoppelt ist.
     
    8. Drehmomentsensor nach Anspruch 5 umfassend:

    einen Kollektor, der mit dem Statorzahn (220) verbunden ist; und

    eine magnetische Vorrichtung, die dazu konfiguriert ist, ein durch den Kollektor gesammeltes Magnetisierungslevel zu detektieren.


     


    Revendications

    1. Un capteur de couple comprenant :

    un premier boîtier (110) comportant une première ouverture (111) ;

    un deuxième boîtier (120) comportant une deuxième ouverture (121) ;

    un stator (200) comprenant un support de stator (210) disposé à l'intérieur du premier boîtier (110) et du deuxième boîtier (120) ; et

    un rotor (300) disposé de manière rotative dans le stator (200), et

    le stator (200) comprenant au moins une dent de stator (220) fixée au support de stator (210), et une pluralité de saillies (230), et les saillies faisant partie de la pluralité de saillies (230) sont formées le long d'un premier cercle virtuel, et un diamètre du premier cercle virtuel est égal ou inférieur à celui de la première ouverture (111), le diamètre du premier cercle virtuel étant supérieur à celui d'une surface périphérique extérieure du rotor (300), et

    un diamètre de la première ouverture (111) étant supérieur à celui de la deuxième ouverture (121) et le diamètre de la première ouverture (111) étant supérieur à celui d'une surface périphérique extérieure du rotor (300), et

    caractérisé en ce que

    un diamètre d'une surface périphérique extérieure du stator (200) est supérieur à celui de la première ouverture (111) et du premier cercle virtuel,

    les saillies (230) sont supportées par une surface périphérique intérieure de la première ouverture (111) formée dans le premier boîtier (110).


     
    2. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les saillies faisant partie de la pluralité de saillies (230) dépassent de la dent de stator (200) dans une direction axiale.
     
    3. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les saillies faisant partie de la pluralité de saillies (230) dépassent du support de stator (210) dans une direction axiale.
     
    4. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 1, comprenant :

    un collecteur connecté à la dent de stator (200) ; et

    un dispositif magnétique configuré pour détecter un niveau de magnétisation collectée par le collecteur.


     
    5. Un capteur de couple comprenant :

    un premier boîtier (110) comportant une première ouverture (111) ;

    un deuxième boîtier (120) comprenant une deuxième ouverture (121) ;

    un stator (200) comprenant un support de stator (210) disposé à l'intérieur du premier boîtier (110) et du deuxième boîtier (120), et au moins une dent de stator (220) fixée au support de stator (210) ; et

    un rotor (300) disposé de manière rotative dans le stator (200),

    caractérisé en ce que le premier boîtier (110) comprend une première gorge de guidage (113) formée dans une surface périphérique intérieure d'un premier boîtier (110), et le stator (200) comprend une pluralité de premières saillies (231) formées par le stator (200) relié de manière rotative à la première gorge de guidage (113) et supporté par celle-ci, la première gorge de guidage (113) étant en forme d'anneau et guidant la rotation d'une pluralité de premières saillies (231), et

    les saillies faisant partie de la pluralité de premières saillies (231) étant formées le long d'un premier cercle virtuel, et un diamètre du premier cercle virtuel étant supérieur à celui de la première ouverture (111).


     
    6. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la première saillie (231) dépasse du support de stator (210) dans une direction axiale.
     
    7. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 5, dans lequel le deuxième boîtier (120) comprend une deuxième gorge de guidage (123) formée dans une surface intérieure, et le stator (200) comprend une deuxième saillie (232) reliée de manière rotative à la deuxième gorge de guidage (123).
     
    8. Le capteur de couple selon la revendication 5 comprenant :

    un collecteur connecté à la dent de stator (200) ; et

    un dispositif magnétique configuré pour détecter un niveau de magnétisation collectée par le collecteur.


     




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