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!