During the automation of test benches, actuators take on various tasks; for example, controlling the clutch pedal, adjusting the drive positions of an automatic transmission, and simulating an electric gas pedal (accelerator). With the LMC Linear Motion Control actuator, ATESTEO offers you a test bench actuator that has mastered it all — from operating the accelerator to activating the clutch and gear lever. The actuator system consists of a controller with a highly dynamic servo amplifier including microcontroller control, a synchronous servo actuator with absolute value device, and a linear guide with specific mechanics. The controller has a high-resolution colour touch display, the intuitively operable menu-driven interface of which enables the entering of all parameters. Independently of the actuator, the various types of operation are a component of the LMC3 software, which offers a uniform user interface for all applications. To communicate with higher-level vehicle automation systems, there is a CAN interface, along with digital and analogue input-output (I/O) channels. The LMC3 remote control is handy and is for mobile operation of the actuator. The remote control is equipped with a touchscreen display which ensures that all functions of the LMC3 actuator are also available through this mobile operating device.
Actuator LMC3 Linear Motion Control — features
- Highly dynamic brushless servomotor
- Durable industrial linear guides with microcontroller-controlled servo amplifiers
- Highly accurate travel measuring device; resolution < 0.05 mm
- High control speeds
- Pivotable drive unit and stable installation plate enable easy adjustment at the test bench
- Pressure roller with ball bearing permits connection to any pedal geometry (KBE/TPC)
- Adaptable to all standard shift cables (AGS)
Actuator LMC3 Linear Motion Control — software
The control software is the operating system of the Linear Motion Control LMC3 actuator. This software provides the user with a convenient and easy-to-use interface to enter and control all parameters. All necessary functions and input dialogues of the LMC3 can be dealt with using the touchscreen. Depending on how it is used, the main monitor offers the possibility of entering and changing control input (set points) or manually driving to the desired position.