Question: a robot arm which rotates in the horizontal plane has...
A robot arm which rotates in the horizontal plane has a motor inertia of 0.01 kg-m2, arm inertia 5.0 kg-m2.
The motor shaft and bearing has a damping coefficient of 0.01 N-m/s. The arm and gear mechanism together has a damping coefficient of 3.5 N-m/s.
The robot arm system design is required to grasp a 20 kg mass and rotates through an angle of 150 degrees with positioning error less than 2 degrees without oscillatory movements.
The motor is a 12 VDC motor with a stall torque of 40 Nm, and a no load speed of 4000 RPM.
Which set of system parameters would you recommend?
Formulae applicable to this question:
The torque and rotational speed of a DC motor is given by:
- v = Voltage (V)
- Tm = Motor torque (Nm)
- Km = Motor torque constant (V/N/m)
- = Rotational speed (rad/s)
- Ko = Motor speed constant (Vs/rad)
Voltage generated by a differential amplifier is given by:
- = Desirable angle (rad)
- = Feedback angle from the arm position (rad)
- Ka = Amplifier adjustable constant (V/rad)
Gear ratio n is given by:
- = Angle turned by the motor (rad)
- = Angle turned by the arm (rad)
The robot arm and motor dynamics are defined by Newton’s second law of motion.