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Multi-Axis Pick-and-Place Demo

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: StepSERVO 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:

  1. 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 – StepSERVO axis
    4. Electric gripper – Stepper axis
  2. Rotary pick-and-place that moves pawns from rotary table to conveyor
    1. Theta axis rotary actuator – StepSERVO axis
    2. Z axis linear actuator – StepSERVO axis
    3. Electric gripper – Stepper axis
  3. Rotary table that indexes pawns through 8 positions – StepSERVO axis
  4. Conveyor that moves the pawns between pick-and-place stations – BLDC axis

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