Motorized Spindle – How to Design Future Robotic Technologies

Motorized Spindle – How to Design Future Robotic Technologies

Motorized Spindle

Motorized Spindle – How to Design Future Robotic Technologies

The book, Spinning Forward, by Craig Smith is a practical guide to the world of spinning. In short, it gives readers the latest tools to design, test and implement intelligent robotic motorized systems in terms of their basic theoretical foundation, engineering concepts and potential future opportunities, and also offers a rich amount of practical technical information for research in mechanical engineering in the field of motion control systems. Readers will find this book both interesting and important as the advances in these fields will affect not only how we design the future of robotics, but also the design of other future technologies.

The first chapter, Spinning Forward, provides an overview of robotic engineering as a sub-field of mechanical engineering. The chapters begin with a brief description of robotic mechanics and move on to describe three common types of robotic systems: static and mobile, soft-bodied and hard-bodied. Chapter two begins with a discussion of soft-bodied robotics and describes the various types of soft-bodied motors. Chapter three covers hard-bodied robotics. In Chapter Four, we look at the basics of soft-bodied and hard-bodied systems, followed by a detailed discussion of dynamic and rigid hard-bodied systems.

Dynamic systems are ones that have a continuously variable component. One example of a dynamic system is a rotating shaft. Dynamic systems can either be in free-space or constrained space. Constrained systems are those that depend on physical constraints. Chapter five, Static Control, discusses the three main categories of motion control systems. Chapter six, Mobile Control, discusses three examples of stationary systems and provides a summary of their properties and operation.

Chapter seven, Spinning Forward, offers detailed information about the different types of spindles and the way they work. Chapter eight, Introduction to Spindle Dynamics, provides the basics of rotor dynamics, using a model to show the relationship between rotational energy and displacement. Chapter nine, Spindle Design, describes in detail the construction of a standard linear motor and its application to future robotic systems.

Chapter ten, Design of Motor Systems, presents the theoretical foundation for designing the most popular applications in motor systems today. It describes the most popular spindles used in engineering practice and discusses why they are useful in such applications, discussing the different types of material used and their application to robotic design.

The final chapter, Advanced Robotics covers a summary of future robotic technology and the challenges that lie ahead. This chapter concludes by outlining the future of robotic engineering and its impact on the society we live in.