Design & implementation of an emergency stop function for on-power clutch based adjustable torque limiters

Yushi Wang, Alexander Schmitz, Javier Alejandro Alvarez Lopez, Kento Kobayashi, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

Human collaborative robots, which share their workspace with humans, have to fulfill many requirements. This paper shows a way how to combine the requirements of first stopping and subsequent backdrivability in the case of power outage. In particular, a circuit with supercapacitors is designed and implemented that powers an adjustable torque limiter in the case of power loss for a short time to achieve the stop function. After the supercapacitors are depleted, the system is backdrivable. The circuit with the supercapacitors is small enough to be implemented close to the actuator. Tests with varying mass and varying speed are conducted to test the limits of the system when being used without an additional power off brake. The results show that the system is feasible, and also shows the current limitations of the system in regard to brake displacement and brake time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSII 2017 - 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages463-468
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538622636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1
Event2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2017 Dec 112017 Dec 14

Publication series

NameSII 2017 - 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2017
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period17/12/1117/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization

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