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Servo is a tag used when referring to servo motors, electric motors capable of being programmed to turn in a desired way

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How can I open a door? There's gotta be something simpler!

I'm trying to open a door. More precisely, I'm trying to design a mechanism to open and close a door mechanically which also allows me to open the door manually. Now, I thought this would be fairly ...
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Force in a string attached tangential to a servo

If I'm using a servo with a string attached to it (while the string is attached to another object) the string is attached tangentially at about 1.5cm from the centre of the servo and the servo draws ...
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What does the resonance frequency mean in inertia matching

Like Kollmorgen shows in this PDF how you can calculate the resonance frequency of a motor coupled to a load. But with what can I Compare this frequency? It is clear that a higher resonance frequency ...
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Is there a special wrench used to remove this servo tachometer?

I tried using a pulley puller with moderate force to remove the tachometer but it didn’t seem so budge (although I didn’t use heat to soften potential adhesive inside). Looking at the shaft I can see ...
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how much power is needed to move a linear axis

Ι need help calculating the power usage for a linear axis motor. it must move up and down at a maximum speed of 0.5 m/s a load of 50 kg What I did so far: The load (i.e. weight) acting on the motor ...
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Function blocks used in MD drive cannot be used in AD drive

I program Schneider PLC and Machine Expert program Normally I was using Schneider's SD or MD type drivers but now I need to do this program with AD driver but my function blocks are not working. For ...
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Flopping toy mechanism design

I've bought a flopping toy for my kid. The toy looks like: Unfortunately, the toy mechanism inside jams when grabbed and the battery lasts for a short time: I tried to do my own mechanism, printing ...
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How to make a circle spin from the edges

I have an issue where I need to make a large wire through a bearing spin in 3" diameter circles, and have a weight hanging from the bottom of the wire. Essentially, I need a hole that moves in a ...
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Help Designing an Electric Wheel Hoe: Identifying Required Materials and Torque Control Mechanisms

I am currently working on designing an electric wheel hoe, and I need help determining the required materials for its construction. The goal of this project is to create an automated version of a ...
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How do AC servos have constant torque region?

I have been learning about AC servos for a project. As i look through the torque speed curves, I get stuck. I understand how to use them, but I am baffled by the shape. I was always taught that there ...
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Acceleration of servo motor with AASD-30A

I am using a servo motor 130st-M15015LB with the AASD-30A driver. I have to use the acceleration with position control mode. I can see in the documentation that If I use Pn110 to Pn112, I can have a ...
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Temporary upgrade of IP67 servo motor to IP69K

I have this IP67 rated servo motor and I would like to test it on a device, which undergoes IP69K washdown (once daily high-pressure, hot jet with cleaning agents used in food processing plants). The ...
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How to use a high current 2 Second current pulse to actuate a servo - First year Electrical Engineer

I am using a dual deployment system controller, an Eggtimer Quark REVC2 which at apogee outputs a high current 2 second pulse. I don't have time to buy a more advanced Eggtimer which outputs proper ...
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PC based real time control system

I am newbie, and I want to update an existing control system, which works with a 486 PC with AD/DA card currently. Is it a good idea to find a solution with a windows 10 PC, and a USB AD/DA card? The ...
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Does the strength of a servo motor depend on the motor or the power?

I am making a life-size robotic dog, and i am having trouble with getting it to walk as it is too heavy for my 4 micro sg servos. Can i make the servos more powerful with more power? If not i can just ...
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Industrial (Farming) high precision gps tracking solution [closed]

Context: I am a hobbyist and I don't have experience with industrial solutions I am starting to prototype a farming equipment gps guiding system and I was looking fore some feedback regarding my ...
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Determining the torque needed for a servo motor

I'm looking for a bit of clarity on a design I have in mind. Please bear with me as I have no background in physics, engineering and this is part of my first real DIY project, so the knowledge base ...
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Manual/Electrically controlled loaded spring release for door kick-down stopper

Hoping to upgrade this or similar telescopic door kick-down stopper to release the stopper remotely. Wondering if there are standard solutions that would allow for electrical and manual loaded spring ...
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Digital servo for my robot arm?

I'm planning on using this servo for my robotic arm project: Amazon link. It's a digital servo with 35 kg-cm (3.4 Nm) torque. However, when looking at other robotic arm projects, I've mainly seen ...
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Torque for servos of tiltrotors

I am sourcing a servo for a tiltrotor drone and need to calculate the required torque to rotate the propeller and the motor from facing the front to facing the top. I understand that the minimum ...
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How to calculate the moment of inertia of a propeller

I am trying to design a VTOL system that uses a servo to rotate a propeller and the attached motor so that it can provide thrust when it is at 0 degree and lift when it is at 90 degree. However, I ...
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Looking for data or nomenclature that partains to "Smoothness/accuracy" of servo grade gearboxs for roll to roll application

I am designing a roll to roll web drive system where having smooth consistent very slow speed is important to quality of the product. I will be using a clearpath servo motor with a gearbox of 20:1 ...
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Improving ball feeder design

I designed this ball feeder for my robot however I'm experiencing frequent ball jams as the ball is stuck against the wall of the hole entry or just a ball being moved left and right not entering the. ...
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Servo Motor Input Voltage Equation

I'm working on a Ball & Beam project. As I'm doing it for an engineering project, I'm supposed to model the system mathematically, calculate the PID parameters, etc. to center the ball in the ...
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Two 3/4HP / 500W motors to run in opposite directions, at precisely the same RPM, controllable from zero to 5000 RPM?

I am designing a machine where I need two 3/4HP / 500W motors powered from 110VAC to run in opposite directions, at precisely (+/- 0.3% perhaps) the same RPM, controllable from zero to 5000 RPM by a ...
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How to convert a DC motor into a servo motor using a rotary encoder and a microcontroller?

Operating/ Rated Voltage: 24V No load Speed: 350 rpm No load Current: 150mA (max) Max efficiency: 1.4 Kg-cm/300 rpm/ 14.2W/ 0.87A Max power: 4.5 Kg-cm/180 rpm/28.2W/1.4A Stall Current: 2.9 A (max) ...
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How to prevent movement in this 3 DOF setup?

I have a 3DOF platform that I'm trying to make more stable. It's difficult to explain in words what the issue is so I've added a GIF below. Any ideas of how I can get rid of this wobble? The DOF arm ...
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Looking for dropping servo mechanism idea

My friend and I have an idea to make prototype of vending machine. We need suggestions for making strong dropping mechanism. The idea is: The user orders X item. Let's take a can of cola for example. ...
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What would be the best mechanism to rotate a plate from 0 to 15 degrees?

I'm designing a machine in a small university project that change position of a two-state gate. The two states shown in the Figure below are 0 and 17 degrees of elevation, correspondingly. The ...
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How can you convert 180 rotation into two separate motions?

I have a small servo that can rotate 180 degrees. I would like to get two different connected parts to move at different times, one part moving while the servo is between 0-90 degrees, the other part ...
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Calculating force transferred from pinion gear to rack

I am really challenged as I need to fit a bunch of motors in a 6" box acting as linear actuators. I was looking for linear actuators (most I found were brushed DC) at first but the ones I found that ...
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Linear guide ball bearings

I'm planning to drive a small linear guide (4cm long) with a servo in a setup like this: I wonder if the ball bearings inside would sustain too much stress due to the vertical forces exerted by the ...
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Is it possible to have the load cell signal as feedback to the servo drive of the servo motor?

In my project, I have to control the linear motion in one of the two modes. It will be either in position control or load control. for the displacement control, The servo motor takes the quadrature ...
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Does a motor suffer damage when resistance to the intended motion is met?

I'd like to create something similar to a hydraulic press. I know I need some sort of motor, but I was curious about a fundamental question about motors when used in a system where the force required ...
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Sizing an AC Servo Motor for lifting pallets

I am trying to size a servo motor and my basic physics and math is so rusted that I can't figure out how to go about it? The scenario is as follows: I need to lift an object in the vertical direction ...
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How to obtain transfer function of servo?

I am using a servo motor and controlling it via arduino. Servo motor is part of a control system and I have to use System Identification techniques in order to obtain the servo's transfer function. ...
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understanding required torque for a servo

Good morning. I have been reading the threads about "Understanding required torque for a motor lifting a weight" in hopes it would apply to my situation. I would like to utilize an R/C servo to rotate ...
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Need bevel gear for SG90 servo motor

I am looking for a away I can convert the horizontal rotation into vertical, typically we use bevel gear for such thing. But I am using a SG90 servo motor for which I am struggling to get the correct ...
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precision positional control needed for shifting position of lenses

Looking for a way to shift a 30mm lens in two axis perpendicular to another lens. The lens is for shifting a video projection up, down, left, right. Basically what you will find in tilt-shift camera ...
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Waterproof Pan control/bearing/mechanism

Please bear with me - I'm not an engineer, I'm a software developer so lack the language / knowledge to describe what I want precisely. I'm controlling a servo to rotate /pan a platform to hold a ...
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Reduce 180 degree rotation to 90 degree rotation without gears

I am actuating a small ceramic rotary valve with a cheap mg996 servo motor. The valve has a 90 degree max rotation from fully closed to fully open. Currently I have the servo shaft directly coupled to ...
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How to center the potentiometer of a 9g micro servo without using a servo tester?

I am trying to modify a micro servo for continuous rotation, but I am not sure how to center the servo's potentiometer without having to use a servo tester. The micro servo that I am using is "SG90 ...
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How to calculate the coupler length in a crank rocker mechanism

I'm trying to learn a bit about building kinematic mechanisms by building a small project. The goal is to be able to open and close a box programmatically via a servo motor. I have a small box that ...
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Gearbox oil/grease leakage

Recently I encountered a problem of oil leakage from different driving systems SERVO gearboxes. The transmitted mechanical power ranges from 2 to 8 kW, while the motor speed (the gearbox input speed) ...
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Is a 1:1 Worm Drive possible?

I am working on a project that requires a wing to be rotated and I need the rotation mechanism to be fail-safe -- if power fails, the wing will stay in place and not move around. My thought was to ...
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What is a 10 turn potentiometer

I'm trying to figure out how to construct a CNC XY table, ala this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Hobby-Servo-XY-Table/#discuss I'm a noob with mechanical design/mechanical ...
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Type 2 servo velocity tracking

As I understand from theory that two integrators are required to provide zero velocity lag in a type 2 servo system. My question is how does 2 integerators help to nullify velocity errors. Less of ...
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Wire type for robotic tendon?

I'm working on a small project where an armature is actuated by a servo via a couple feet of tendon. The servo+tendon needs to be able to pull about 5-10 lbs. There will be springs at the endpoints to ...
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Creating torsion for a small robot arm

i am trying to make a small, simple 3d printed robot with humanoid characteristics. i am working on its arm at the moment. it is being driven by a small sg90 servo motor which pulls the forearm about ...
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Suppliers who write dynamical specification inside their data sheet?

I am a beginner in control system for hydraulic servo systems. The reason why I haven't started yet to do simulations of hydraulic servo system is because I have no information about the components I ...