Energy Saving in Mechatronic Systems Through Optimal Point-to-Point Trajectory Generation via Standard Primitives

  • Giovanni CarabinEmail author
  • Renato Vidoni
  • Erich Wehrle
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


In this work, point-to-point (PTP) trajectories based on well-known motion primitives such as trapezoidal profiles have been here addressed and studied with the aim to reduce the overall energy consumed. For this study, a typical linear axis mechatronic system was chosen, which is composed of an electric motor, a transmission system, a toothed belt and a payload. In particular, the design objective is the minimum energy consumption conditions for a system with a regenerative brake. The problem is defined and solved for several operative conditions, either in a closed form or numerically, and the results presented and discussed.



This work was supported by the Free University of Bolzano funds within the project TN2803: “Mech4SME3: Mechatronics for Smart Maintenance and Energy Efficiency Enhancement".


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly

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