Auburn, MA – PI, a number one producer of hexapods, air bearings, techniques, superior movement controllers, piezo and nanopositioning gear, broadcasts new functions for hexapod positioning techniques, primarily based on the Stewart Platform precept. Addressing all six levels of freedom signifies that hexapods can present linear movement in X, Y, Z in addition to rotary movement in Theta-X, Theta-Y, and Theta-Z (pitch, yaw, roll).
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Benefits of the Hexapod Stewart Platform Design Precept
The prevalence of the Stewart Platform’s parallel kinematic design over typical 5-axis and 6-axis linear and rotary phases stems from its distinctive function of getting only one frequent shifting platform, sustained by six closed-loop actuators. This design ensures unified dynamic efficiency throughout all 6 axes, a pointy distinction to traditional stacked multi-axis phases, the place every stage experiences various hundreds, and the lowermost motor should drive not simply its personal platform’s weight but in addition the mass of as much as 5 extra phases stacked on it. Moreover, the balanced construction of the hexapod Stewart Platform facilitates a considerable central opening and negates the requirement for trailing cables, because it solely requires two mounted exterior connections for energy and knowledge, that are linked to the stationary decrease platform.
Hexapod Movement Controller / Hexapod Simulation Software program
Drawing upon years of experience in parallel kinematic movement techniques, PI’s hexapod 6-axis movement controllers and hexapod software program are developed to offer a user-friendly programming expertise. They allow the person to change the middle of rotation with a single command and are available geared up with built-in superior alignment capabilities. PI’s hexapod movement simulation software program pre-calculates the workspace boundaries and cargo capability, thereby guaranteeing the chosen hexapod can face up to the utilized hundreds, forces, and torques in your particular use case.
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