Video recording from Rob Mastromattei, Sierramotion.
Robots have evolved from moving big things around in large areas to working collaboratively with humans in tight or uncaged environments. Robot designers are continuously challenged to reduce motorized joints’ size and weight while improving accuracy and response. This recording will discuss how direct drive motors coupled to high ratio precision gearing are an excellent choice to meet these challenges.
Presentation will highlight:
- Design choices using emerging technologies.
- Better performance at a lower overall cost
- Low profile, compact size, high torque
- How to remove cogging torque
- Encoder options: incremental or absolute, magnetic, or optical
Sierramotion engineers help customers design solutions to complex motion problems. The company then builds, tests, and supplies these unique products or provides a path to volume production. Whether it is a simple coil, or a precision motion assembly working in a vacuum, Sierramotion has the experience to create a solution that works the first time. If your production volume warrants a globally competitive contract manufacturing source, Sierramotion can help you find and transition to that source. If you need prototypes to validate the design or process, Sierramotion can make them in-house, test, and deliver. The team as Sierramotion has accumulated decades of experience and know-how designing and applying products in electro-mechanical systems with moving magnets or moving coils for rotary, linear, and arc-shaped applications.
Bio: Robert has over 30 years’ experience in motors and motion control. Formal education in Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering provide a strong background in magnetics and motion systems engineering. He has worked for Sigma Instruments, Pacific Scientific, Kollmorgen, Semipower Systems, Applimotion, and Celera Motion. Robert was also a founder of Applimotion in 2000 and a founder of Sierramotion in 2019. With many years in design, application engineering, marketing, and technical sales, Robert has technical and industry knowledge in Motion Control.
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