Hexapod positioning systems catalog

Departments - Motion, Design, Automation

Single-sensor positioning system; Female cable connector, panel adapter; Monorail AMS for distance measurement

February 4, 2019

The 130-page catalog provides background information and features various hexapod (Stewart-Platform) motion and positioning systems with 6 degrees of freedom (DoF), high resolution, and repeatability in the <1µm and 1nm range.

The hexapods have travel ranges from 0.5" to several hundred millimeters and load ranges from 0.5kg to several tons. They can be optimized for high load, high precision, and high speed.

Each hexapod is operated by motion controllers and software. The required coordinate transformations are inside the controller and visible – all motions are programmed in X, Y, Z linear coordinates and Theta-X, Theta-Y, and Theta-Z rotations. User- defined coordinate systems and a user programmable center of rotation (pivot point) enhance use.

Physik Instrumente LP (PI)

Single-sensor positioning system

Achieving SIL 3/PLe compliance, safePGV and safePXV systems use a single sensor for safety and efficiency. Sensors combine a 2D reader and data matrix code, with each code containing position and safety information made visible by red and blue LED illumination.

The safePXV positioning system offers reliability for linear absolute positioning and is suitable for automated guided vehicle (AGV) navigation. In addition to the safe X position, the sensor supplies values required for reliable vehicle control. The plant operator can access angular feedback and Y positions to correct track deviations.

A large depth of focus provides optimal readability up to 100,000m during production-tight curve radii and uphill and downhill gradients.

Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.

Female cable connector, panel adapter

The M12-X product line adds a female cable connector and RJ45-to-female feedthrough for control cabinets. Part of the 825 Series, connectors feature data transmission 4-paired up to 10GB. Connectors are available straight or angled with 8 gold-plated contacts. The M12-X offers IP67 protection and the RJ45 is rated IP20.

Binder USA
MD&M West 2019 Booth #4271

Monorail AMS for distance measurement

Monorail profiled linear guideways, integrated with a measuring head and measuring scale, offer cost-savings in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of equipment.

The magneto-resistive distance-measuring system for machine tools, Type AMSA, is supplied as analog with balls or rollers. The Type AMSD measuring system – available in a digital version with balls or rollers – allows for read-head replacement without major assembly. Type AMSABS – with rollers or balls – has a maximum one-piece profile rail length of 6m. Monorails can also be combined.

The measuring scale is positioned identically on all rail sizes, providing a single reading head for all product sizes.

Single-piece lengths are available up to 6m, with fewer butt-joints between rails for long guideways to simplify assembly, improve accuracy, and extend service life.

Schneeberger Inc.
MD&M West 2019 Booth #5572