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Single Axis Controller

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by paulica, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. paulica

    paulica New
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    Hey there,

    I am new to the forums.

    I am interesting in building a linear actuator, like in this link.



    While all the mecanical bits sound ok and fairly easy to understand, I must admit the electronical bit is a bit complicated for me.

    All in all my needs are :

    1. A linear actuator that moves up and down, pushing a weight of around 5-6 kg tops.

    2. The total length should be no more than 50cm.

    3. The speed should be around 4 sec/meter, therefore moving up should not take more than 2 sec.

    4. A software that generates an exe file, to import this into our own software

    5. Somehow to stop the movement up when it reaches the top, the top not being a fixed spot, it can be various height from one cycle to another. The top is rigid so I guess something like a pressure sensor, or when the motor requires a certain force to go up, it should just stop.

    I was looking at a Nema 23 motor for this job, but I must admit I am not sure which driver and controller, or software I need to make the movements up and down.

    This is just a single axis operation, so I guess it should be less complicated. But since I am a total noob, it is difficult enough for me.

    Many thanks,
    Paul
     

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