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Scissor Lift Model in Simscape Multibody

version 20.1.3.1 (6.38 MB) by Steve Miller
Scissor lift built from a library of parameterized, reusable components, with a hydraulic actuator.

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Updated 22 Jun 2020

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This file contains a scissor lift model with hydraulic actuation built using Simscape Multibody and Simscape Fluids. The scissor lift model is assembled from a library of parameterized component models. Intermediate models are included to show you the steps of modeling this system. A MATLAB UI is also included that allows you to interactively change the dimensions of the scissor lift.

Please read the README.txt file to get started.

Use the Download button to get files for the latest release of MATLAB.
Use the links below to get files for earlier releases of MATLAB.

For R2019b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/19.2.3.0.zip
For R2019a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/19.1.2.4.zip
For R2018b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/18.2.2.3.zip
For R2018a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/18.1.2.2.zip
For R2017b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/17.2.2.1.zip
For R2017a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/17.1.2.0.zip
For R2016a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/16.1.1.8.zip
For R2012a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/archive/12.1.1.0.zip

See how to defining bodies in Simscape Multibody by watching this video (5 min):
https://www.mathworks.com/videos/defining-rigid-bodies-68845.html

Learn more about multibody simulation with Simscape Multibody by watching this webinar
https://www.mathworks.com/videos/multibody-simulation-with-simmechanics-81877.html

Find other Simscape examples by searching posts for the keyword "physical modeling"
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/?term=%22physical+modeling%22

Learn more about MathWorks Simscape Products:
https://www.mathworks.com/physical-modeling/

Cite As

Steve Miller (2020). Scissor Lift Model in Simscape Multibody (https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/releases/tag/20.1.3.1), GitHub. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (7)

WENHAO LI

cattylover

helpful,powerful and extremely good for free.

Hello, when I downloaded and installed the files to my desktop. When I opened Scissor_Lift_Simscape_Multibody/Scissor_Lift_Simscape_Multibody/Scissor_Lift_R16a/Libraries/Scissor_Parts_Lib.slx on Mac, the library was opened but all the icons associated with the 10 blocks are missing. Instead, I got ??? on each block and 11 warnings listed below. Anybody knows what to do?

Model Load 11 Clear
04:28 PM Elapsed: 2 sec
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Link 3 Holes': File "Link_3_Hole_Yellow_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Base Roller': File "Base_Roller_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Shaft': File "Shaft_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/RX': File "Crossbar_RX_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/RX': File "Crossbar_RX_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Base Blocks': File "Base_Blocks_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Collar': File "Actuator_Collar_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Piston': File "Piston_Shaft_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Block': File "Block_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/Bracket': File "Bracket_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning
Could not evaluate MaskDisplay commands of block 'Scissor_Parts_Lib/FShaft': File "Shaft_IMAGE.jpg" does not exist.
Component:Simulink | Category:Blockwarning

Steve, why you use 10 for link density in the param file?

Madhu

This is awesome and helped me a lot in solving some problems

Updates

20.1.3.1

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Scissor-Lift/releases/tag/20.1.3.1

4.3.0.2

Connected to GitHub repository.

4.3.0.1

Added links to download files for previous releases of MATLAB.

4.3.0.0

Added R2019a version.

4.2.0.0

Added R2018b version.

4.1.0.0

Updated R17a, R17b, and R18a versions to use Simscape Multibody Contact Force Library v4.1

4.0.0.0

Added R2018a version, and updated all versions to use Simscape Multibody Contact Forces Library v4.0

3.10.0.0

Updating contact force library only, no changes to scissor lift example.

3.9.0.0

Added R2017b version.

3.8.0.0

Updated README.txt only.

3.8.0.0

Many improvements to main model and submodels. Added documentation, plotting scripts, hyperlinks to configure model.

3.7.0.0

Updated to include latest version of Simscape Multibody Contact Forces Library (v3.7). No functional changes to mini golf model.

3.6.0.0

Added new version for R2017a. Scissor lift can drive around using Simscape Multibody Contact Force Library v3.6.

1.4.0.1

Updated license

1.4.0.0

Fixed broken hyperlink in submission description.

1.4.0.0

Added R2016a version.

1.3.0.0

Fixed webinar link.

1.2.0.0

Fixed broken video link "Defining Rigid Bodies".

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Libraries

Libraries/CFL_Core/Libraries

Libraries/CFL_Core/Libraries/Extrusions

Libraries/CFL_Core/Scripts_Data

Libraries/CFL_Core/Test_Models

Models/01_Defining_Bodies

Models/02_Hydraulic_Act

Scripts_Data

Workflows/Param_Sweep/Act_AttPt

Workflows/Real_Time

Workflows/Testing