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How can I measure the dynmic loading of the actuators?


#1

Dear all,

I need people to share their views on this matter. I am totally confused.

In my application, I need to design a testing method to test if an actuator can perform accordingly to the specs provided by the vendors.

The output is a graph of LOADINGS VS VELOCITIES.

First thing came to my mind is to make a fixture that we can vary the loading by hand. At each loading we measure the velocity. After doing for N loadings, we can have N data points in the plot (loadings vs velocities).

THE problem is that it does not seem to be a very smart method. Are there any existing devices that records changing forces and changing velocities of a single actuator automatically? That means that I can have a graph after each run? meaning that I don’t need to record each velocity for each loading and reassemble them to form a graph.

I am crazy. Please at least know if you were me, what would you have chosen to do! :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:


#2

How often do you have to make these measurements?
How much money do you have to spend on test equipment?


#3

[quote=“Jim Remington”]How often do you have to make these measurements?
How much money do you have to spend on test equipment?[/quote]
Hi Jim,
It is often…
the equipment cost maybe under 200 usd if it worths.