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Design and Waveform Assessment of a Flexible-Structure-Based Inertia-Drive Motor

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Division Microrobotics and Control Engineering, University of Oldenburg, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Precision Equipment and Manufacture Technology, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Micromachines 2019, 10(11), 771; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10110771
Received: 13 October 2019 / Revised: 4 November 2019 / Accepted: 7 November 2019 / Published: 12 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Robotic Micromanipulation)
This paper reports the mechanical design, waveform investigation and experimental validation of an flexible-structure-based inertia-drive linear motor. The flexible structure is designed and verified with finite element analysis to meet the bandwidth requirement for high-frequency actuation. In order to improve the output velocity, non-resonance low-harmonic driving waveform is implemented and evaluated. Experimental results show that the motor is capable of an output velocity of 2.41 mm/s with the waveform, compared to 0.73 mm/s with the classic saw-tooth waveform actuation. The improvement of the non-resonance low-harmonic waveform for the flexible-structure-based motor is confirmed. View Full-Text
Keywords: inertia drive; stick-slip motor; low-harmonic waveform; flexible structure inertia drive; stick-slip motor; low-harmonic waveform; flexible structure
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Wei, J.; Fatikow, S.; Li, H.; Zhang, X. Design and Waveform Assessment of a Flexible-Structure-Based Inertia-Drive Motor. Micromachines 2019, 10, 771. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10110771

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Wei J, Fatikow S, Li H, Zhang X. Design and Waveform Assessment of a Flexible-Structure-Based Inertia-Drive Motor. Micromachines. 2019; 10(11):771. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10110771

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Wei, Junyang, Sergej Fatikow, Hai Li, and Xianmin Zhang. 2019. "Design and Waveform Assessment of a Flexible-Structure-Based Inertia-Drive Motor" Micromachines 10, no. 11: 771. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10110771

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