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Lift Table Model in Simscape


Steve Miller (view profile)


03 Dec 2012 (Updated )

Lift table with hydraulic actuation, controlled by an analog circuit, with a 3-D scissor mechanism.

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This file contains a hydraulic lift table using Simscape. Models of physical components, such as valves, hydraulic cylinders, motors, and analog circuits, are assembled from Simscape Foundation Library components. Alternate component models using blocks from the Simscape add-on libraries are included to show additional parameterization options and physical effects available in those libraries. A SimMechanics model of the scissor mechanism in the lift table is also included, which automatically produces a 3-D animation of the lift.
Please read the README.txt file to get started.

For an overview of this model, watch this video (5 min):

To see how to model a scissor mechanism, watch this video (7 min):

To learn more about physical modeling, watch the webinar “Physical Modeling with Simscape”:

To learn more about Simscape Editing Mode, go to this page:

To find other physical modeling examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"

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Required Products SimMechanics
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.1 (R2013a)
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08 Mar 2013 Lam

Lam (view profile)

it would be very helpful if you could provide description files for the construction of the models and control of motion
thank you

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03 Dec 2012 1.1

Removed unnecessary files.

29 Jan 2013 1.2

Added links to videos and webinar that explain this model.

18 Mar 2013 1.5

Added R2013a version. Zip file also contains R2012b version.

17 Apr 2014 1.6

Fixed webinar link.

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