An automated guided vehicle (AGV) can be built with as little as two Roboteq components: An MGS1600C magnetic guide sensor, and one of the many dual channel motor controllers available in Roboteq’s catalog. This application note will use a Roboteq MDC2260 dual channel controller, however the techniques described are identical for all other controller models.
Read more: Building a Magnetic Track Guided AGV
Motors become generators when forced to turn while no or reduced power is applied. This phenomenon brings interesting benefits in terms of energy efficiency but it also introduces challenges in system design. Understanding the physics and implications of regeneration is critical in many applications.Read more: Understanding Regeneration
Drive-by-wire or teleoperated systems feel very unnatural to use because they lack the natural feedback the operator receives when turning a steering, presuring an object in his or her hands, or pressing on a pedal. This lack of feedback is uncomfortable in many situations, to outright dangerous in others. Yet force feedback is reasonably simple to implement.Read more: Designing Force-Feedback Systems with Roboteq Controllers
In this section you will find links to some of the many creative applications of our controllers. We invite all our users to send us pictures, videos, and description of their application. Alternatively, you may submit links to a web site, or blog featuring your realisation.
How-To's, Tips & Techniques
Roboteq controllers are capable of solving many motion and robotics issues right off-the-box with only a bit of ingenuity added. In this section you will find useful tips and techniques on how to use the Roboteq controllers to achieve various purposes.