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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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 ...
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DC geared Motor 20 NM 25 RPM small dimensions. [closed]

My application requires a DC geared motor with torque of 10 NM - 20 NM and low speed (25 RPM at most) and a small dimensions (120 mm length at most). I failed to find my specs at eBay, and Alibaba ...
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Kollmorgen S300 drive oscillation

Robotics! We've got a rotation device controlled with Kollmorgen S300 servodrive. The official support is silent as Jesus, so I've decided to ask here instead. When it is given a task to set into a ...
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How do I choose the stepper motor torque for my robotic arm

I'm a communication engineer so my knowledge about robotics is very little. I know the basic formula of torque T=mgL in my project I have 2 arms & 2 motors i used a torque calculator online ...
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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 ...
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cable-controlled flexion and extension

I'm new, please be gentle :-) I'd like to control the position of a single-axis joint using one cable for flexion and another for extension. In many of the anthropomorphic designs I've seen each of ...
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Industrial servo motor

How to control an industrial servo motor? The specific motor dive I am looking at is a Delta adsa-a2 series AC Servo Drive. I know that we can connect the motor driver to the software that the ...
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High Res Rotary Encoders [closed]

As part of a project I need an encoder to determine the angle that this, Continuous Rotation Servo - FeeTech FS5103R, has rotated through. The resolution needs to be fairly high as I will be using it ...
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Driving Rhino DC servo motor using Arduino through commands sending from MATLAB

I have a servo motor (http://robokits.download/documentation/RMCS220x_DCServo_Driver.pdf). I wrote a code in Arduino to rotate it in some defined angles and position. Code is given below: ...
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Rotate DC servo motor with ARDUINO

I have this servo motor (http://robokits.co.in/motors/high-torque-encoder-dc-servo-motor-60rpm-with-uart-i2c-ppm-drive?gclid=CLHf9_fCqNQCFVAeaAodhM0Ddg&). Generally, I have seen servo motor with ...
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Connecting two servo motors to drive one shaft [closed]

I need to connect two servo motors (with internal position control) to rotate one shaft (to control its position), is that possible? and how to avoid synchronization problems? the servo motor I am ...
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How to remove sound comming from servo motor?

When ever i move the servo motors from the arduino, it produces sound. I don't want the servos to make this sound. How can i remove this sound. As i think this sound must be coming from the gears used ...
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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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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 ...
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Mounting on servo horn

I'm trying to mount a rod on a micro servo's horn. The horn has several 1mm wide through holes. Does anyone know what sort of (tapping?) screws should be used for tapping 1mm plastic holes? Are M1.2 ...
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How do you make a device that can pick up nerve signals? [closed]

I am trying to make a robotic arm that mimics the movement of the user's arm, They way I need it to work is to detect nerve signals and send them to an arduino. The arduino would then have a servo ...
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Can an arduino control a large servo motor?

A I wanting to build a robotic hand, a big one at that. Similar to this one but in a much larger scale: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Robotic-Hand-Controlled-by-a-Glove-and-Arduino/ Does it ...
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Is the working principle of all servo motors the same?

If I can control a small hobby servo motor then can I control high torque servo motor in same way? I want to make a robot which needs a high torque and speed motors. But first before buying some ...
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1 motor and 180 degree servo or just 2 motors?

I am planning to use this motor: http://www.adrirobot.it/robot_kit/feetech_FT-DC-002/TGP01D-A130_TT-Motor.pdf Model: TGP01DA130 12215-48. But I have some questions: How much a robot will be slower if ...
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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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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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How to calculate battery size for servo motors?

I am making a robotic device with the following servo motors. How do I go about calculating the battery capacity? It is supposed to run for 10 minutes. I am bit confused as to use the no-load current ...
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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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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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How to use registration inputs on a Kinetix servo?

I am working with a Kinetix 5500 servo drive with a rotational actuator to locate a keyway on a shaft. The shaft will rotate, and a laser sensor will detect the height difference when the keyway ...
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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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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 ...
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how to manipulate arm robot? [closed]

I want to make a robot arm with a gripper that can go to any x y z coordinates near it. the robot itself will be simple just servo motors and Arduino but I don't know how to make reach the desired ...
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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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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 ...
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Servo motor eventual shake

I've been developing an inspection rover with two miniature cameras on two dual axis gimbals. I've tried analog, digital and now brushless servos from various R/C parts makers and all of them ...
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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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Which kind of motors and how powerfull should they be for a robotic arm

I am building a robotic arm with these specifications: 1 meter long approx. 1kg weight it is made of 4 motors. (2 at the base. One for rotating the whole arm left and right and another one for ...
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Steering using different speeds in DC motors or using a servo?

I am trying to assess the pros and cons of steering a robot car using different speeds of 2 or more DC motors versus using a servo and a steering mechanism? From your experience which is better in ...
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Choice of a motor for robotic arm

This is my first post here, so hello all. I really hope I can learn a lot from you guys. I am trying to build a robotic arm to carry an object and put it inside of different boxes that are placed in ...
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motor inertia tensor?

In modeling dynamics of a robot ,in which servo motor is adjusted inside the link, there is a need to find inertia tensor of the motor itself,Right? So if it is needed how can i get the inertia ...
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Servo motors for large scale RC car

I want to convert an electric ATV (quad) for kids (like the HIGHPER ATV-6E) to radio control for a robotics project. These small ATVs are about a meter long and weigh about 40 kg. I need to choose ...
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Can we simulate a actuator with a very strong torque with a PID controller

I use gazebo to simulate a robot arm. To control its joints, I use PID controllers. As you might know, PID are sometimes pretty hard to tune and this is the case for a robotic arm. To avoid any tuning,...
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Measure weight of an object using a servo

Assuming a quality industrial servo, would it possible to calculate the weight/resistance of a load? Maybe by comparing current draw in a holding position, or by the time it takes to lift/lower an ...
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Finding high torque servo for robotic arm [duplicate]

I am new working with robotic arms but I am having trouble finding the correct servo for the base of the arm. It is a 2 link robot - each link weighs 1.2 kg and is 40 cm long. I have a gripper of 10 ...
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A simple function plotter project

To plot any curve or a function on a paper we need points of that curve, so to draw a curve, I will store a set of points in the processor and use motors, markers and other mechanism to draw straight ...
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Lifting robotic leg with only one servo

Note before I start: I have not actually put anything together yet, i'm still just planning, so any changes that require a shape change or anything like that are accepted. I'm working on making a ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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Should the therotical parameters match the physical setup constraints when modeling a robot?

I'm working on modeling and simulation of robotic arm, after I obtained the mathematical model of the robot, I used that to implement some control techniques, to control the motion of the robot. The ...