The Rotary Servo Base Unit (SRV02) is the fundamental unit for Quanser rotary control experiments. It is ideally suited to introduce basic control concepts and theories relevant to real world applications of servomotors, from cruise control in automobiles to high-precision robotics manipulators used in industry. Students learn how to:
In addition to teaching control concepts, the Rotary Servo Base Unit can be used for research in various areas, including nonlinear control, optimal control, time delay, and dynamic inversion.
The easy-to-use and intuitive rotary servo platform can be expanded by adding other modules, such as Inverted Pendulum and Double Inverted Pendulum, Flexible Link and Flexible Joint, Ball and Beam, Gyro/Stable Platform. With other modules using two Rotary Servo Base Units, such as 2 DOF Robot, 2 DOF Pendulum, Multi-DOF Torsion and 2 DOF Ball Balancer you can create Multi-DOF experiments with increased complexity. This allows you to teach an even wider range of control concepts with a minimal investment.
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How It works
The Rotary Servo Base Unit is a geared servo-mechanism system. It consists of a DC motor in a solid aluminum frame. This DC motor drives the smaller pinion gear through an internal gear box. The pinion gear is fixed to a larger middle gear that rotates on the load shaft. The position of the load shaft can be measured using a high resolution encoder.
The Rotary Servo Base Unit is equipped with an optical encoder and a potentiometer to measure the output shaft position, and a tachometer to measure the speed of the motor.
The Rotary Servo Base Unit comes with Quanser-developed courseware standardized for ABET evaluation criteria. The workbook with exercises, together with the quick start resources, a comprehensive User Manual, pre-designed controllers and a system model allow you to get your lab running faster, saving months of time typically required to develop lab materials.
Topics Included in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your Rotary Servo Base Unit workstation, you need additional components. Quanser engineers recommend:
¹ alternatively, you can use Q8-USB, QPIDe or any equivalent NI DAQ device supported by QUARC
² NI cRIO-9074, or NI cRIO-9024 with cRIO-9113 or cRIO-9114 chassis
³ NI DAQ device must be supported by Quanser RCP toolkit. Alternatively, you can use Quanser Q2-USB, Q8-USB, or QPIDe