The Quanser QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board is a versatile servo system designed to teach and demonstrate the fundamentals of motor servo control in a variety of ways. Designed exclusively for NI ELVIS platform and LabVIEW™ software, the system can easily be configured to control motor position and speed. Students learn how to:
The QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board provides an integrated amplifier and a communication interface with the NI ELVIS II(+), interfaced to a PC or laptop via USB link.
The QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board consists of a direct-drive motor with a single-ended rotary encoder measuring the angular position of the motor, and an inertia disk on the motor shaft. The inertia disk can be easily attached using magnetic connector. The motor is driven using a pulse-width modulated (PWM) power amplifier. Signals to and from the system are available on a header and on standard connectors for control via a Data Acquisition (DAQ) card. The control variable is the voltage to the drive amplifier of the system and the output is either the inertia disk speed or the angle of the inertia disk. Disturbances can be introduced manually by manipulating the wheel or digitally through LabVIEW™.
The QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board is fitted with a variety of safety measures to ensure proper system configuration. Status LEDs provide feedback to users.
The QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board comes with comprehensive digital resources developed by Quanser to enhance teaching controls. These resources save professors’ time, while helping students quickly grasp the capabilities of the board, relate the studied control concepts to applications in real world and understand the exercises performed in lab. The resources include:
Topics covered in the Quanser-developed courseware:
To set up your QNET 2.0 DC Motor Board, you need NI ELVIS II(+) Modular Engineering Education Laboratory Platform.