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QUBE -SERVO FOR NI myRIO

Low cost, self-contained servomotor solution


for undergraduate labs.

QUANSER QUALITY AND PRECISION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE


The Quanser QUBE-Servo is a fully integrated controls lab designed
for teaching students control concepts relevant to real world
engineering.
With the QUBE-Servo, educators have a self contained, modular
servomotor solution for undergraduate lab. Built with the same
quality and precision that Quanser is renowned for, the QUBE-Servo
helps instructors build a state of the art controls lab that will engage
students in any engineering discipline. The QUBE-Servo comes
with two quick connect modules - an inertia disk and pendulum,
making AS
it an ideal
platform for teaching
practical control
TURNKEY
SOLUTION
FOR concepts
from introductory
to advanced levels.
A FIVE-STATION
LABORATORY

NOW AVAILABLE

Controls
| Lab in a Box, a complete 5-station laboratory
HOW IT
WORKS
includes hardware, software, courseware, setup instructions
With a compact footprint, the QUBE-Servo may be small in size, but
and additional resources
is high in quality. The sleek, integrated rotary servo system has a
magnetic tool-less quick connect interface that allows you to quickly
change between the experiment modules. Inside, the QUBE-Servo
has a direct-drive brushed DC motor and a high resolution optical
encoder for position feedback. On the back, an MXP interface allows
you to connect directly to your NI myRIO. The QUBE-Servo for
NI myRIO is fully supported by Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping
(QRCP) toolkit, an add-on software for LabVIEW. Fully documented
system models and pre built controllers are also provided.

MODULAR, DIGITAL MEDIA COURSEWARE


The QUBE-Servo solution comes with a new generation of mixand-match, rich digital media courseware for easy adaptation
of materials to specific course. A comprehensive mapping tool
TURNKEY
SOLUTION
FOR
allows youAS
to align
courseware sections
with specific
chapters of
A FIVE-STATION
LABORATORY
the most popular
control engineering
textbooks, such as Control
Systems Engineering
S. Nise;5-station
Modern
Control Systems
Controls | Labby
in aNorman
Box, a complete
laboratory
by R.C. Dorf,includes
R.H. Bishop
and software,
many more.
The courseware
is also
hardware,
courseware,
setup
instructionsand
additional
resources All this allows
aligned with requirements
of ABET*
accreditation.
professors to get their labs running faster, saving months of time
typically required to develop lab materials and exercises.

NOW
AVAILABLE
Part No. 783472-01

AS TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR


Please see system specifications on reverse.
A FIVE-STATION LABORATORY

Controls | Lab in a Box, a complete 5-station laboratory


QUBE-SERVO
SOLUTION
includes hardware,
software,COMPONENTS
courseware, setup instructions
additional
resources
QUBE-Servo for NIand
myRIO
with inertia
disk and pendulum modules
NI myRIO embedded hardware device
Quanser Rapid Control Prototyping (QRCP) software for NI LabVIEW
Pre-built controllers and complete dynamic model
Flexible digital media courseware aligned with ABET* accreditation
requirements

NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE
AS TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR
A FIVE-STATION LABORATORY

Controls | Lab in a Box, a complete 5-station laboratory


includes hardware, software, courseware, setup
instructions and additional resources
Part No. 784395-01

QUANSER
NI.COM/CONTACT
QUBE-SERVO

& NI myRIO

SOFTWARE

*ABET, Inc., is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology

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SYSTEM
SPECIFICATIONS

Tool-less quick
connect interface

QUBE-Servo for NI myRIO

NI myRIO
interface panel

Encoder angle
sensed inverted
pendulum module

Inertia disk module

FEATURES
C ompact and integrated rotary servo system
Tool-less quick connect module interface
Direct-drive brushed DC motor
N oise immune high resolution optical encoder
Integrated PWM amplifier

COURSEWARE TOPICS COVERED


Inertia Disk Module:
H ardware integration
S tep response modeling
M easurement noise
E lectromechanical modeling
S econd-order systems
PID control
S tability analysis

A
 /B connector for encoder measurements and amplifier
command connection to two MXP connectors on NI myRIO
Fully documented system models and parameters
provided for LabVIEW
U nambiguous, easy-connect cables and connectors
Open architecture design, allowing users to design their
own controller
Inverted Pendulum Module:
Pendulum modeling
Moment of inertia
Balance control
LQR optimization (Advance Level Concept)
Swing-up control

COURSEWARE TEXTBOOK MAPPING

C
 ontrol Systems Engineering by Norman S. Nise
F eedback Systems by K.J. strm, R.M. Murray
M
 echatronics by W. Bolton
M
 odern Control Systems by R.C. Dorf, R.H. Bishop

Modern Control Engineering by K. Ogata


A
 utomatic Control Systems by F. Golnaraghi, B.C. Kuo
C
 ontrol Systems Engineering by I.J. Nagrath, M. Gopal
F eedback Control of Dynamic Systems by G.F. Franklin, J.D.
Powell, A. Emai-Naeini

DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
Servomotor encoder resolution
Inverted pendulum encoder resolution
Nominal motor voltage
Peak current rating
Nominal current rating
Nominal speed
Nominal torque
Connector

102 x 102 x 118 mm


1 kg
512 counts/revolution*
512 counts/revolution*
18 V
2A
0.54 A
3050 RPM
22.0 mN-m
A/B connector to two MXP connectors on NI myRIO

* Post Quadrature Decoding

About Quanser:

Quanser is the world leader in education and research for real-time control design and implementation. We specialize in outfitting engineering control laboratories to help
universities captivate the brightest minds, motivate them to success and produce graduates with industry-relevant skills. Universities worldwide implement Quansers
open architecture control solutions, industry-relevant curriculum and cutting-edge work stations to teach Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced controls to students in
Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Robotics, Aerospace, Civil, and various other engineering disciplines.

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