Example Gearbox + Motor Part Number Configuration and Actuator Development
In this section an example actuator development process is outlined. First step is receiving as much information from you as possible. An example of what that data might look like is the following:
Operating Frequency = 45 Hz
Mode Decoupling Factor = 3
Drive Type = Parallel
Continuous Torque = 230 in-lbf
Nominal Current = 7 amps
Output Nominal Speed = 250RPM
Supply Voltage = 24 VDC
Output Bending Moment = 1200 in-lbf
Operating Temperature = 212 F
Primary Color = No Color, Type II Anodized
From this data RAS would configure the following part number for history and tracking purposes:
In approximately seven business days RAS will analyze and design an actuator that meets your requiremnts. What falls out of this initial effort is a solid model, design overview and spec sheet (fig. 1 and fig. 2). These files would be sent to you for review and approval. Once you approve the design RAS will move into building the first unit/s.
Fig 1. Design Overview
Fig 2. Actuator Spec Sheet
After the units are manufactured and assembled RAS will work with the customer on an acceptance test plan, if required. RAS has a standard set of test that we put all units through but if there are other specific test that you would like us to conduct we will accommodate.
Figure 3 is a picture of the prototype actuator built to the above specifications. Below right is a short video of the acceptance testing cycle that was proposed by RAS and approved by the costumer.
After acceptance testing was completed all results plus the units were shipped to the customer.
Fig 3. Prototype Actuator
Video 1. Actuator Qualification Testing