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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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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Fetching encoder value with SimpleMotion library by Granite Devices

Is it possible to fetch the current encoder position of a drive with the old SimpleMotion library (not V2) and a Granite Devices VSD-E through the smRawCommand(...) ...
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Which motors are used in boston spot robot

I want to know which motors or smart servos are used in boston dynamics spot robot. Where can i read its spicification and is it possible to buy the motor?
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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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Problems connecting to the Granite Devices USB6AX motion controller

I am working on a setup from 2008 with a 6 axis USB motion controller and 4 vsd-e drives very similar to the setup shown here. The motion controller board is exactly the same as in the first post of ...
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I need to make something that can slam something into something else really fast in both directions

I'm fairly new to robotics, but I have this idea for a machine. I've done a bit of research but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I need something that can either move back and forth at at ...
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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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How to attach plate to stepper motor?

Total noob here (never touched Arduino before today), & have pretty much no hands-on technical experience (although with lack of experience, I make up in enthusiasm to learn!) Question: How do you ...
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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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Servos jittering problem

So I started building this 3D printed Bluetooth robotic arm that can be controlled via MIT app inventor from HowToMechatronics.com. After connecting all the servos and running the code, the servos ...
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How to program a continuous servo motor? (Arduino)

I need to use continuously rotating servo for a camera stabilization system. My professor bought servos that have already been modified for continuous motion--there's no stop in the gears, and the ...
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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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Tractive torque calculations for rack & pinion drive vertical lifting

What all factors should be considered to find out the required torque to lift 60kg load body vertically with 4 pinions engaging on rack without any other supports. How much factor of safety should be ...
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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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Finding torque equation for my robotic arm

I am designing a 5 dof robotic arm, and for that I would like to find a torque equation. However, I am a little confused here: According to me the torque equation for M1 should be l2m2+l3m3+l4m4+l5m5 (...
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Power pack and servo driver for robotic arm?

I have a robotic arm that uses about eight 7.4 volt volt high torque servos. (https://www.servocity.com/2000-series-dual-mode-servo-25-2/) I need to know what Kind of battery system I can use to power ...
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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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Servo motor vibration problem

I'm working on DIY robotic arm. Robotic arm has 5 servos. The problem is that servo motors are shaking. I found different solutions but none of them works. What happens is that when I connect one PWM ...
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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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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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How Can I Measure the torque applied by a servo motor?

I believe that there must be a tool that can measure $oz-in$ of torque. I do not trust what the servo manufacturers state on their site for torque values, so I want to test them for myself. Can ...
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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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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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How to test how much current 9 servos can draw at a time? [closed]

Plus how should I use a multimeter to test it? P. S. Really sorry for a noon question.
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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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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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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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Calculating screw breakaway torque

I'm trying to use motor-sizing tool developed by oriental motor to choose good servo motor for my cnc The tool requires breakaway torque of my screw as input, I searched online but I got people ...
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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 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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What exactly does a motor driver do? Why do we need an additional power supply for motors?

What exactly does a motor driver do? Why do we need an additional power supply for motors? I'm a hobbyist and making a line follower from scratch.
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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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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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Granite devices IONI servo drive

The IONI drive can accept a new setpoint using an analog input. How many bits is the ADC on the IONI drive? Is it 12, or 16 bit?
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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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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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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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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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For robot wheel control : Brushless DC motor or Servo Motor?

Simply, when to use brushless dc motor and when to use Servo Motor ? what are the differences , specially when adding an encoder to the dc motor you can have the position and it will be similar to ...
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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 ...