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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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-...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

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(...) ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
55 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
110 views

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.
0
votes
3answers
817 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

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-...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
21k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
188 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
576 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Robotic arm select servo motors

Hi i´m designing a robotic arm based on this idea of the NOVABOT I only want to change its structural parts by aluminum tubes. In this design 3D model it use the servo hs-311 wish have a max torque of ...
1
vote
1answer
428 views

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&...
-1
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
119 views

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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
340 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
319 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

2DOF arm with quick movement: Stepper, servo, or DC motor?

To make a two degree of freedom arm capable of speeds needed to play air hockey, how should the arm be controlled? I'm wondering about speed vs accuracy. The following image is from a project ...
0
votes
1answer
789 views

Why are some motor shafts stiff while others spin freely when not powered?

Most servos and steppers I've worked with are able to spin manually when no power is applied, but I've come across a couple which are stuck in their position. I'm not sure if they are just very ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

How to power this servomotor?

I would like to use and test this type of servo motor, significantly stronger than the ones I've been using previously. However the datasheets seem to be limited and I can't exactly tell how to use ...
1
vote
2answers
80 views

Powering 6 servomotors requiring 6V and 2A each

The title pretty much says it all. I'm on a team that is currently building a robotic arm for the capstone project of my engineering degree, our design is similar to the Dobot (5 degrees of freedom). ...
2
votes
2answers
232 views

Why does it require more force to turn a servo if it is electronically connected to another servo?

I have two servo motors that I rigged up to use as a telescope remote focuser. The idea is to turn one servo by hand and use the power generated to turn the other, which is geared to a telescope ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How do I control a servo using a beaglebone black running ubuntu

I have a BeagleBoneBlack and would like to use it to control a servo for my robot. I'm mostly programming in ros and as such am looking preferably for a c++ solution. Is there an easy way of ...
1
vote
1answer
247 views

How do I achieve this? Grid of dowels powered by piston-like movement

I am completely new to this site and robotics, but I have experience in programming, and programming microcontrollers. I would like to create a grid of "pixels", where each "pixel" is a metal or ...
1
vote
0answers
146 views

How does the “rated torque” for a gear relate to the maximum torque?

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...