Questions tagged [servomotor]

A servomotor is a closed-loop servomechanism, typically used in industrial applications. It usually consists of a motor coupled to a sensor (e.g. encoder) for precision position feedback, typically using a low ratio gearbox or direct drive.

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How to choose a servo motor for solar tracking mechanism?

I design a solar tracking mechanisim. You can see the very undetailed representation in the pic. For choosing a servo motor how can I calculate the torque etc?
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I've got a few servo motor questions

How can I measure the amount of voltage I'm giving a servo motor? How can I give a servo motor the correct amount of power it needs to run at it's full potential? Say I had this motor: ANNIMOS 60KG ...
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What should be my spray handle-servo interface for pull mechanism? [closed]

I am an electronics engineering student who recently started working on Arduino. As part of my efforts to wake up on time, I decided that I should make an automatic water spray alarm clock. I have all ...
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What network protocol/control units are servo-based robots controlled with?

I know most vehicles are controlled via CAN (Controlled Area Network) protocol through an ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which send/receives data using this protocol and then sends/receives Amps/Volts ...
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Smart Servo Motor Type Comparison

I have been using the standard MG90/SG90 servo motors for years now and am familiar with them. Recently, I am trying to build a robot dog with them with no success. The motors keep on vibrating and ...
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Reducing stress on servo axle

I am designing an articulated robot arm that will not need to hold essentially any weight at its end, but that will need to perform thousands of repetitions (currently using MG 996R servos, but might ...
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Do hobby servos respond to step inputs with a step in torque?

I'm designing a piston that I need to expand a few cm in <100ms to load energy into a spring-mass system with around a pound of force (as shown below). Based on power specs alone, high-end hobby ...
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Make servo's shaft longer [closed]

I’ve got a few servo motors MG995, MG996R, etc. For my make I need a servo to have a longer shaft – 6cm or so. I cannot find a way to achieve it. There is lots of Shaft Coupler for steppers and DC ...
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Does the Grbl have S-curve or harmonic velocity profiles?

I'm working on a machine and the position has a high impact by the jerk and acceleration of the machine. I'm using Grbl for my machine. Does Grbl has S-curve or Harmonic velocity profiles?
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Controlling Integrated Servo motors with PLC for 5 DOFIndustrial Robotic arm

I am working on developing a 5 DOF robotic arm having 50 kg Payload using PLC, we are willing to source the integrated servo all in one (servo drives, encoder, and servo motor) with no breaks and ...
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How to convert torque in oz-in into the weight it can withstand?

I am looking at servos to make a robot claw, and I want to make sure the one i am getting can turn under a specific amount of weight. The servos specify their torque in oz-in. I am not sure how to ...
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Servo horn dimensions - What is 25T?

I wonder that horns for servos are marked in some T units. Example: 25T Please help me getting out, what does it mean.
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What should be the required operating voltage for Servo motors in my 5 DOF robotic arm, with 50 kg payload

These are the estimated torque values of all axis in our applications 1st Axis- 226.57 oz-in - 478oz-in 2nd Axis- 756 oz-in -1590oz-in 3rd Axis- 356 oz-in - 749.7 oz-in 4th Axis- 188 oz-in - 395 oz-...
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Attaching A1 Servo Splint to Shaft

I want to attach a servo that has an A1-sized end on it to a shaft. I'm building an RC submarine, and I want this to control the dive planes. My problem is that I only see horns for a servo of that ...
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Controlling high torque servo motors with Raspberry Pi

I need to control 10 Standard Servo Motors (operating at 4.8-7V/300mA-1A/2.5kg-5kg torque) in my project. I'm using RPi as my processor and I was looking for a servo driver. I came across PCA9685 16-...
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T200 thruster motors / Blue robotics

I have (4) T200 thruster motors, I want to run all four at the same time with a servocity joy stick controller, I have been running (2) motors with a Y splitter but now want to run (4) motors with the ...
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Given this old pin diagram and numbers on this old encoder, what would be a suitable modern encoder to use?

My place of work has recently acquired a Hydraulic Press Break from the 80's. It has a CNC controlled back stop which is driven by a DC motor and Screw drive. The encoder which couples to the motor ...
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Measuring a Motor's Internal Temperature

As a final safety measure regarding some high wattage motors, I want to measure their temperature (either internal or surface) in live time so that I can automatically kill the power if it crosses a ...
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Control a servo (two position 180-degree swing) with an On/Off switch without microcontrollers [closed]

For my application, I need to be able to control a servo with a simple on/off switch. When it's off (pulled LOW), I need to servo to go at -90 degrees and stay there - possibly for a prolonged time. ...
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What is the difference between the holding torque and stall torque of a motor?

Do the terms holding torque and stall torque imply the same thing? The information on torque for these stepper motors is given as holding torque. While these servo motors have the torque given as ...
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How is this torque value arrived?

I'm going through this person's torque calculation of a simple crane setup. the servo used has a max torque of 57oz.in: At the top, if Mservo is 34.12oz.in, how is ...
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Rotating a lever with a small servo

I'm trying to rotate a lever link to gently "offload" a load using a servo. Here's a drawing: Here, the red is a lever, yellow pivot and black is the load. To offload, the lever needs to be turned 90 ...
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I wanna make a raspberry pi car using an RC car. I would like to know if the servo multiplexer is necessary?

So I'm working on a project and it involves making a raspberry pi car, be it from scratch or with the help of can rc car. I chose the latter. Now the problem is I don't really have servo multiplexers ...
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Serial command receiving failure with Arduino and Adafruit shield from C# desktop application

For a long time I use Arduino Uno controller and Adafruit Servo Shield with 6.3V 1000 uF capacitor, powered with 6V 8Amp adapter to control 8 digital servo motors ...
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Sizing servos for robotic arms

I am designing a robotic manipulator. The basic design is shown below. I am trying to calculate the torques around each joint to choose servo motors. I have made an attempt to find the torque around ...
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How to calculate the right needed Power?

Me and my team are building a robot and I need to calculate the Power of the motors. Through my research I found that I must know the needed torque for every motor and then convert it to electrical ...
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How to extract the servo motors of a Digital Micromirror Device?

The good news is, that modern DLP projectors are sold for a low price. Each of the projectors is equipped with a so called digital micromirror device, which is an MEMS array. It contains millions of ...
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Servo motor torque

I am confused with the torque ratings of servo motors, or I guess it is general while choosing any motor. For example a servo's torque is rated as 10kg-cm, so does that mean it can handle a 100N ...
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360 Continuous Rotation Servo only goes 180 degrees

I bought the following servo: D DOLITY High Speed 360 Degree Continuous Rotation Servo for Robotic(15kg/cm) Metal Gears Servo I'm trying to get it to spin in one direction continuously, but it looks ...
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Relation between PWM frequency and torque

I am using Pololu G2 18v15 to drive a maxon motor. The motor is supposed to drive a load in a sinusoidal trajectory against gravity with maximum torque of 0.0634 NM with max speed of 5 rpm. I am using ...
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Encoder attached to output of gearbox of stepper motor

I'm building a SCARA robot controlled with stepper motors and want to use an encoder to close the loop. The main reason for this is I am using an experimental gearbox with nonlinearities and zero ...
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How should I power my servo motor with the Adafruit PCA9685 chip?

So I have an Adafruit pca9685 controlling an HSB-9380TH servo and a MG-996R servo. I recently began learning about building robot so I apologize if these questions seem dumb. I literally spent a days ...
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Pwm settings of a Sg90 servo motor

I use a TowerPro sg90. 1.5 ms for the centre position 0 degree, and 2 ms pulse for +90 degree and -90 degree with a 1ms pulse. But it's definitely not looking like it goes for 90 degree or -90 ...
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Motor controller for two Hitec D845WP servos

I am undertaking a project using two Hitec D845WP servos running at 8.4 V. Hitec's website lists idle current of 30 mA, no load operating of 1600 mA, stall current of 10 A and ...
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3 arm robotic claw

I am attempting to design a 3 prong robotic claw for a robotic arm I am working on. I am planning to use sg90 servo motors, but I can't get my current design to work. My current layout is to use one ...
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18 MG996R servo motors control and power

I am currently working an a personal hexapod robot project. I am building it using 18 MG996R 4.8 to 7.2 V servo motors. I would like to use a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to control it. I purchased a 7.4&...
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What servos are suitable for a robot like Boston Dynamics’ Atlas?

I have seen Boston Dynamics’ robot Atlas do some pretty impressive things, like a backflip, which must put quite large torques on the servomotors. What servos are there that can generate torques like ...
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Best way to estimate velocity of motor with encoder

I'm designing a PMSM controller with the motor has an optical encoder, so I can get position information from the motor. But how to measure the velocity of the motor. Now, my design is to calculate ...
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The Arduino Turns Off After Attaching A Servo Motor

The Arduino turns off when I try to put the wire from the servo to its respective pin (9). Also, I've tried the code from the Arduino IDE, the knob code where the position of the motor depends on the ...
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Ultra Low Power servo and controller for long usage..? [closed]

So I have an idea which would require the following: 1-4 servos 1 microcontroller some way of communicating with it via smartphone (bluetooth or wifi) Ability to run for 14 days on a small power ...
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Is it possible to calculate the gear reduction based on datasheet of SG90?

is it possible to calculate gear reduction based on the datasheet of SG90 servo motor? Because I wanted to do some modeling in Simulink and RC servo ask for gear reduction, but I can't find any ...
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Motorised Stage for laser

The problem I want to be able to move the direction a laser is pointing. This means I need to have motorised rotation of the laser head in the x direction and in the y direction. I am unsure of the ...
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Can I run a servo with lower voltage?

I bought two servos (HS-5685MH) for a pan-tilt-unit and somehow didn't see that they require 6.0 to 7.4 Volts which I don't have in my current setup. I have a 5V source that could provide the power, ...
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How can I measure the torque a servo motor is applying very precisely?

Is there any cheap way to measure how hard a servo is turning? I am looking to measure changes of about 0.1 oz-in. What are the common ways to measure servo torque, how much do they cost, and how ...
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are mg996r servo failures common?

I am new to the small servo area. I bought a eBay 6DOF Robotic Arm, and 12 mg996r servos to go with it. Using an arduino and I2C PCA9685 16 X PWM board, with the example code from adafruit, I set up ...
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How to transfer motion between these two parts?

I'm trying to model this arm and I'm having a problem knowing what way could I use to make the red part always parallel to the surface of the table
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Increasing Torque by either doubling servos or building a gear box

I'm looking here for suggestions. I have a HS-805BB with Torque (Kg-cm/Oz-in): 24.7/343 @ 6.0 V to rotate a robot body up and down from one side. It seems to me that this servo is always running at ...
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How to control the speed of servo?

I am using FPGA board and servo, I read that with PWM I can control where the servo will rotate. If the duty cycle in PWM is 1.5 ms it goes to the center, if it is 2 ms it goes to clockwise and if it ...
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DC servo motor shake/vibrate too much

I have a servo motor (details are here). I wrote a code in Arduino to rotate it in some defined angles and position. Code is given below: ...
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Position Sensor

During my design of a simple robotic arm, where I 3D printed most of the parts, then used these HS-422 servos, it turned out that for a better control precision and to be able to apply Inverse ...