Ingeniería, investigación y tecnología
versión impresa ISSN 1405-7743
GONZALEZ-PALACIOS, M.A.. Procedures of Design in Mechatronics. Ing. invest. y tecnol. [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.2, pp. 209-222. ISSN 1405-7743.
This document presents fundamental concepts related to the procedures of design in Mechatronics. It is developed systematically a case study which consists in the design of a state of the art machine. This way, the most important criteria to be considered in the design process are established. Then, it is settled down that the departing point is the problem planning through brain storm ideas, which are then drafted into sketches to provide enough information to help in the decision of the best feasible solution. It is remarked that from this stage, it is important to take into account all difficulties the designer faces, and the best way to attack this problem is the formal theoretical and practical integral training. With all this, it is stated that virtual prototyping with the aid of computer graphics represents a very important stage since the moving parts are simulated and possible conflicts or collisions can be detected before starting the manufacture of the parts. It is also emphasized that the synchronized motion control of a machine must be integrated not only mechanically, but also electronically through a suitable software design. Once all the concepts analyzed in this document are combined, there are high expectations of success when creating a state of the art machine.
Palabras llave : virtual prototype; automation; design, control; voice recognition; graphical interface.