This post explain and describe the model of a rotary joint actuated by a linear motor, or an air cylinder. The goal of this model is:

- to compute the angle of the rotary joint according to the actuator length ;
- to compute the torque on the joint according to the actuator force.

Here are our hypotheses:

- The length of the motor \( | \overrightarrow{AB} | \) is known
- The offset of the motor \( | \overrightarrow{BC} | \) is known and fixed
- The length of the lever arm \( | \overrightarrow{OA} | \) is known and constant
- The length of the frame \( | \overrightarrow{OC} | \) is known and constant
- The triangle \( ABC \) is rectangle in B
- The motor produces a force \( F \)

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Last update : 05/20/2022