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Posted by: xyzjpk

11/15/2004, 18:43:02

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Need help building a large xyz table to study pendulum motion.  The setup would be similar to a large gantry system.  Each axis needs to be 3 ft long.  The pendulum would be 10 lbs or so and would hang off the vertical z axis.  All three axes need to be able to move at the same time between 4 and 8 inches/sec.  I am looking to do this on the cheap, but have only found linear slide actuators that cost over $1000 each.






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Posted by: devitg

11/15/2004, 21:33:27

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Hi , do you want to make a table , by formula or by measuring it .?

A pendulum will alway move on the same plane.

Could you explain a little more???

devitg

 

 







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Posted by: xyzjpk

11/16/2004, 11:40:11

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I will try to clarify the project more.  The pendulum will start out at a predetermined position relatively high above the ground.  After it is released, the goal is to have a control system to actuate the actuators on each axis and get the pendulum to land safely on the ground.  I will do control analyses to test out the control system.  If the control system doesn't work, I will need to spend time looking more at the general pendulum dynamics with the xyz table.  As I am a young engineer with little mechanical experience, it looks like I need some help locating the hardware for building the xyz table.






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