Multi-Component Rotor for an Electric Motor of an Appliance
A rotor (70) for a motor (10) for driving a laundry appliance (12) includes a rotor frame (20) having at least one polymeric material (24) includes a central hub (26) having a core (28) that defines a core outer surface (110) and a perimetrical ring (30) offset from and outside of the core outer surface (110). The perimetrical ring (30) includes an outer ring surface (112) and an inner ring surface (114). The inner ring surface (114) and the core outer surface (110) define an attachment portion (50). A portion of the at least one polymeric material (24) is received within the attachment portion (50) to secure the rotor frame (20) to the central hub (26).
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 10-31-2016
Publication date: 06-14-2017
Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CO, US
Inventor: BHARGAVA KRATI, IT ; HULL JAMES, IT
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