The drives that power the robotics movement have advanced significantly in recent years, right along with advancements in robot flexibility and strength. Design News is launching its newest webinar series -- Focus on Fundamentals –- with How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications beginning Tuesday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The presentations will continue on Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m. ET on both dates.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute online classes that cover a host of technologies. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. If you can't attend live, you can attend at your convenience. The presenter will be on the chat page at the end of the presentation to answer audience questions directly.
How to Select Drives for Robotic Applications is sponsored by maxon precision motors and presented by Dr. Urs Kafader. Dr. Kafader lives and works in Sarnen, Switzerland. He has a physics degree and an MBA from the Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, and a doctorate from the UHA Mulhouse in France. He is responsible for technical training at maxon. Dr. Kafader presents training courses and seminars for the maxon staff and customers. He also wrote the textbook, The Selection of High-Precision Microdrives.
Here are the classes that will run from April 29 through May 1.
Day 1: A Systematic Approach to Drive Selection. This class will provide a framework for drive selection. Dr. Kafader will review the general requirements of drives used in robotic systems. He will explain the selection criteria of an individual axis, including power and mechanics, as well as the control and environmental aspects.
Day 2: DC Motor Data Sheets & Selection Rules. This class starts with a short review on DC motor design-types and their properties. Dr. Kafader will look at the operational limits of DC motors and their behavior. He will use a practical motor-selection example to illustrate what the audience has learned up to this point.
Day 3: Multi-Axes Control Architectures. The next step in complexity is combining several axes to perform a coordinated motion. This class reviews the different concepts that can be used. Dr. Kafader will use a motion-control example for a delta robot in order to illustrate how high-level multi-axes control can be achieved.
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