Thursday, April 23, 2009

Servo Motor Motion Profiles - S-Curve

All servo systems consist of some kind of movement of a load. The method in which the load is moved is known as the motion profile. A motion profile can be as simple as a movement from point A to point B on a single axis

The S-curve motion profile allows for a gradual change in acceleration. This helps to reduce or eliminate the problems caused from overshoot, and the result is a great deal less mechanical vibration seen by the system. The minimum acceleration points occur at the beginning and end of the acceleration period, while the maximum acceleration occurs between these two points. This gives a motion profile that is fast and accurate.

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