Multi-Axis Pick-and-Place Demo

Submitted on Thu, 2018-10-25 16:31

The multi-axis pick-and-place demo includes 9 axes of motion and highlights our capabilities in a number of ways. The demo includes at least one type of motor from each of our four primary product categories: Step-Servo motors, stepper motors, servo motors, and BLDC motors. The 9 axes of motion are synchronized via a Windows PC that streams Serial Command Language (SCL) commands to all axes over an RS-485 communications bus.

The demo comprises four main functions:

PART A: Gantry pick-and-place that moves pawns from conveyor to rotary table
1.       X axis linear actuator – Servo axis
2.       Y axis linear actuator – Servo axis
3.       Z axis linear actuator – Step-Servo axis
4.       Electric gripper – Stepper axis

PART B: Rotary pick-and-place that moves pawns from rotary table to conveyor
1.       Theta axis rotary actuator – Step-Servo axis
2.       Z axis linear actuator – Step-Servo axis
3.       Electric gripper –Stepper axis

PART C: Rotary table that indexes pawns through 8 positions – Step-Servo axis

PART D: Conveyor that moves the pawns between pick-and-place stations – BLDC axis