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Active Braking Strategy

Question asked by raddix on Oct 29, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 10, 2016 by wolff.roger
I am curious how much control we have with the motor braking with SDK. We can of course dissipate extra current with a braking resistor and slow down the motor by shorting the phases. But is it possible for us to actively brake (sometimes called "chopping") the motor phases in order to slow them down more quickly than we could by just shorting the phases. And can we directly control the braking 'hierarchy' of which methods will be used?

I didn't see too much configuration or interfacing in the API regarding this topic...

We will likely need some sort of a mechanical brake on our application, but we would like to do as much as possible with the motor control to reduce any sort mechanical wear in the system (dismissing the fact that there is additional stress to motor itself).

Thank you for any feedback on this.