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Integrating Servomotor Concepts in to Mechatronics Engineering Technology Curriculum Emphasizing High Speed Packaging MachineryMost of the driving forces in high speed packaging are obtained from three-phase induction motors andservomotors. In order to introduce them adequately to students one needs to start with the relationshipbetween electrical and mechanical aspects of both types motors. This relationship is also important forthe understanding of kinematics of high speed packaging machinery system and their design, operationand maintenance. Concepts are conveyed through force-current and force-voltage analogy betweenmechanical and electrical systems and simulation of mechanical systems by using differential equationsand electrical networks. Mathematical modeling of a servomotor control system using Laplace andsoftware tools are essential for communicating these concepts. Sizing a three-phase induction motor -amplifier combination for a desired motion trajectory of the motor and also sizing a servomotor -amplifier combination for a desired motion trajectory of the motor are introduced.Concepts of CAM operation and performing an electronic CAM using a servomotor control system for agiven task. Writing ladder logic to perform a given CAM operation for an application is also an integralpart of the course. A semester long class-project based on real life applications is assigned to thestudent to satisfy the experiential learning component of the curriculum.Studying the performance of a given servomotor under a chosen load using models and software toolssuch as Simulink and LabVIEW are introduced in the course. Concept of inertia mismatch between loadand motor are also studied using models.
Hossain, A., & Rasheduzzaman, M. (2011, June), Integrating Servomotor Concepts into Mechatronics Engineering Technology Curriculum Emphasizing High Speed Packaging Machinery Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18244
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