HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Guest Blogs

Fluid Power Is Alive & Well in the Era of Energy Conservation

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
pnachtwey
User Rank
Iron
Re: Servopneumatics
pnachtwey   5/8/2014 1:26:04 PM
NO RATINGS
It is possible to get very good accuracy with servo pneumatics.  A lot depends on the load, changes in the load, the quality of the the components and the desired speeds.  I have a video where I move about a 5 lb load pretty quickly doing point to point moves and a sine wave where the frequency and amplitude change.

Here is an example of what can be done.

http://deltamotion.com/peter/Videos/PneuMove2.mp4

This cannot be done using a normal PID controller with just velocity and acceleration feed forwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Servopneumatics
Charles Murray   5/2/2014 6:20:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting article, Peter. I recall years ago there was some talk about high-resolution positioning with servopneumatics. Can you get good positioning accuracy with pneumatics and do those systems still exist?  

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Guest Blogs
The Smart Emergency Response System capitalizes on the latest advancements in cyber-physical systems to connect autonomous aircraft and ground vehicles, rescue dogs, robots, and a high-performance computing mission control center into a realistic vision.
Businesses cutting across industries are increasingly making use of portable display stands in the UK for marketing.
Igus retrofitted a car with 56 of its plastic iglide bearings to celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary. The car is currently being driven across the US and Canada.
The first and most obvious lesson of the following story is to remember to consider creep, along with all other potential failure modes.
Medical devices will look and feel different in the next 20 years, because, as design and product development people, our criteria are changing.
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service