Address

Author Topic: Servo Motors - Industrial motion  (Read 1071 times)

Chorca

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 272
  • My primary function is failure.
    • View Profile
    • Flickr
Servo Motors - Industrial motion
« on: June 03, 2012, 05:01:35 PM »
So, a couple of the current/upcoming projects I'm working on are going to require motion on a large scale.. something steppers just aren't appropriate for. I need to use the right tool for the job, and the right tool is a servomotor. It's basically a DC motor with feedback via an optical or mechanical encoder.

So, I bought a GeckoDrive G320X, which is a DC ServoDrive that uses step/dir input much like a stepper driver, so it's a drop-in replacement for a stepper motor. Now, I need to get the motor.

I'm finding a lot of DC servo motors, without encoders, and a lot that are too big/too small for what I'm doing.

My main goal is to find something that rivals the stepper I'm using now, which is a 70 oz-in stepper on the X axis on my Mendel. I just want to get something and experiment with it.

I'm wondering if anyone has some knowledge about servo drives and motors, and could answer some questions I have or help me locate the proper-sized motor to my application?

Chorca

  • FamiLAB Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 272
  • My primary function is failure.
    • View Profile
    • Flickr
Re: Servo Motors - Industrial motion
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 11:06:50 PM »
So I'll have a GeckoDrive G320X and a couple cheap motors from ebay, they don't look very powerful, so we'll have to see if they will work. Worst case we can use them for something else, but it'd be neat to drive them around and see what's really necessary for a reprap.