Fundamentals of Engineering High Peformance Actuator Systems

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Book Details

YEAR: December 2016

PUBLISHER: SAE International

LANGUAGE: English

ORDER NO: R-459

Product Description

Actuators are the key to allowing machines to become more sophisticated and perform complex tasks that were previously done by humans, providing motion in a safe, controlled manner.

As defined in this book, actuator design is a subset of mechanical design. It involves engineering the mechanical components necessary to make a product move as desired.

Fundamentals of Engineering High-Performance Actuator Systems, by Ken Hummel, was written as a text to supplement actuator design courses, and a reference to engineers involved in the design of high-performance actuator systems. It highlights the design approach and features what should be considered when moving a payload at precision levels and/or speeds that are not as important in low-performance applications.

The main areas covered in this book are:

      • Fundamentals of actuator design
      • Actuator performance
      • Loads that the actuator and its surrounding structure must accommodate
      • Constraints which determine the type of load the actuator needs to accommodate
      • The design margin applied to components of any given design
      • Environment which must include the interactions between product and the conditions it will have to perform under
      • Component strength to ensure safety from failure
      • Component stiffness
      • Maintainability
      • Reliability
      • Cost
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