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  1. ramzerimar

    Project: Speed and force control of a linear actuator

    I need to check what will be the forces required for the application, but let's say I want to apply a force of 5000 N (just an example). I've imagined something like this actuator (http://file:///C:/Users/Admin/Downloads/3600-4166_0202_rsa-gsa.pdf [Broken]). Maybe I could replace the AC motor...
  2. ramzerimar

    Project: Speed and force control of a linear actuator

    To be fair, I don't have any experience with hydraulics, but if it's a better idea than using a electro-mechanical system, I could give it a try. How would that work? I would still need a electric motor. How would the hydraulics system couple with it and with the linear actuator? Could you...
  3. ramzerimar

    Project: Speed and force control of a linear actuator

    The system is supposed to compress some material (soil) inside a box for an experiment. Think about a piston, with the shaft on the moving part connected to the linear actuator. It's something like that. One of the specifications for this project is that the motor should deliver between 2-3...
  4. ramzerimar

    Project: Speed and force control of a linear actuator

    My background is in mechanical engineering, but I'm working on a project for which I need to design a control system for a linear actuator. I want to design the actuator using a roller screw mechanism, which in turn will be conected to a 3 horsepower electric motor through gear reduction. I need...
  5. ramzerimar

    Should I learn PIC programming or stay with arduino?

    I was studying the development of a embedded PID temperature control, for example. It looked like a very interesting project, and I do want to learn more about PIDs. I don't know if I try to implement Arduino or try PIC in this one. I'm a hobbyist, so I'm really not into developing commercial...
  6. ramzerimar

    Should I learn PIC programming or stay with arduino?

    I'm enjoying playing around with Arduino. It's very nice and intuitive, and it was a great introduction to electronics for me. But I've heard some people complaining that Arduino makes you lazy, and that you should learn how to program PIC instead. Thing is: apart from undertanding better the...
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