|Monitoring Mechanical Motion|
In this example SensorPlot was used to monitor the position of a linear actuator during a commanded move of 2.3 inches in 0.5 seconds. The quick 2.3" move was compared to the theoretical position profile which was computed mathematically using the real-time math capabilities of the SensorPlot. The acceleration profile of the linear actuator is shown below:
0.00 < time < 0.15 Sec
0.15 < time < 0.30 Sec
time > 0.30 Sec
SensorPlot was connected to the encoder attached to the servo motor driving the linear actuator and configured to acquire a measurement every 200uS for 0.5 seconds. To synchronize the acquisition of data with the movement of the linear actuator, SensorPlot was set up to begin acquiring data on the first commanded movement of the servo motor. The linear actuator was programmed to move 2.3" in 0.5 seconds and a single block of data was acquired.
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