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Average Motion Times of Positioners in Random Access Devices

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An analysis is made of the average motion times of mechanical positioners based on trapezoidal velocity vs time curves. The results are plotted in terms of dimensionless motion parameters. It is shown that average motion time may be optimized by balancing acceleration and velocity in a proper way. The selection of optimum transmission ratios between motor and load is discussed and demonstrated in an example.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 2 )