Use the 'Position Based Load' table to define a load based on the mechanism position. The table has 4 columns – Position, Payload, Thrust, Torque/Force. There is no limit on the number of rows, though there can be a tradeoff in performance if there are thousands of rows.
Thrust is as defined as a "resistive force/torque", awlays acting against the direction of motion. Whereas Torque/Force is a Vector.
|The 'Position Based Load' feature is available with the SERVOsoft PRO version|
The Position Based Load is available for the Rotary and Slider Crank mechanisms.
The Rotary mechanism table values are rotary units - Position [°], Payload [kg-m2], Thrust [Nm] and Torque [Nm].
The Slider Crank motion profile can be defined at the Crank [°] or Load [m]. Therefore, the Position in the table depends on how the motion profiles are defined. The Payload [kg], Thrust [N] and Force [N] values are always applied at the Load.