My name is Jelle Deruyter, i'm a last year electrotechnical engineer student from Belgium and I'm currently doing an erasmus programme in Hungary, Miskolc.
During this programme I have to do my final assignment on designing the power interface for an the inverted pendulum. (http://www.ict.com.tw/AI/Amira/amira/lframe_e.htm
There used to be a actuator for this lab expirement but somehow they lost this (dont ask me how this is possible). I only have to design a power interface for this in order to be able to control this system by a microcontroller, pc or plc.
The problem is that my studies where more focussed on energy/high voltage subjects and so I only have the basics of electronics. But at the start of the semester I thought I was goeing to be able to do this thesis. So I started with a literature study of all the components, their voltage requirements, the input output signals etcetera.
But now I have to design the power interface for this. And I really have no idea on how to get started. I started reading things on the internet and ended up on this site. I read a lot of helpfull things here and I start to understand more and more about control/robotic engineering but I'm still a big noob.I am not asking you guys (and girls) to design this power interface for me, I just hoped that some one could explain me how to get started with this
. I learn fast, so once some one helpes me a little bit I think I can finish this by myself.
Maybe the following information can help to understand what I have to build. In this system there are;
- 2 incremental encoders used to measure the position of the chart and the angle of the pendulum. They need 5V DC Supply and have a 5V analoge output.
- 2 proximity switches that require a supply voltage of 15V, the output signal is an analog 11mA signal.
- 1 permanently excited DC motor that has a rated voltage of 42V, rated current of 5A and a rated power of 160W (i find this strange thought cause 42 * 5 = 210W..)
- The sensors are already connected to a 30-Pin connecter (The pinout can be seen in the attachment) Column c is not used here only inverted pendulum
- The Motor has a 4-Pin connector (Pinout can also be seen in the attachment)
On the site i found this page: http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_powerregulation.shtml
and I think I will eventually have to build something like the scheme at the end of the page?
Thanks for taking time to read this! I really hope some one can help me out a little bit with this.
If there is more info or photos needed to understand/help me out, please feel free to ask.
Sorry if this is not really robot related, but i think this subject gets close to robot automation?
Thanks in advance!