Mechatronics: Top 5 mechanical considerations for electrical engineers

Challenge:

Achieve maximum efficiency in creating an integrated electromechanical system, effectively integrating electrical and mechanical elements to produce a sound mechatronic solution

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Recommended Solution:

  • Design for the best possible performance for lowest cost over long term
  • Avoid trying to size and space electrical components before defining system mechanics
  • For precision, size mechanical and electrical components as close as possible to a 1-to-1 inertia match
  • Focus on obtaining the correct acceleration to get the desired move in the required time
  • Recognize that theoretical factors can be different from real-world operation