Hexapod Robotics for Heavy Loads
Integrating a Hexapod
There are several aspects you should consider when designing a Hexapod in to a robotic cell:
- What are the space limitations?
- Is form factor a critical aspect?
- How heavy is your load and how does the load balance?
- Will the motion platform experience non-centered force?
- Does the motion require a complex pattern?
- Is collision avoidance an aspect?
- What is the user interface?
- Do you need support for a 3rd party software?
- What is the general communication protocol of the robot cell?
What is a Hexapod and how is it operated?
Hexapods are commonly referred to as a Stewart Platform. Hexapods have, compared to classical robots, a much higher load/weight factor. As a result, it is possible of having a compact design that can carry a much higher payload. Furthermore, each leg of a Hexapod is capable of a push force of several tens of kN making it useful for non-balanced heavy loads. Additionally, stiff joints and bearings with low wear and tear ensures a long lifetime.
A vital part for operating a motion control system is using a powerful controller. With this in mind, having an easy to use software interface, smooth motion with complex 6D patterns and already accessible and pre-configured scan and alignment routines will make the system easier to handle. Another key aspect is the defined pivot point with orthogonal coordinate system. As a result, when using powerful algorithm in the controller, the user can focus on the application specifics instead of complex 6D calculations.
The importance of choosing the right Hexapod Robotics for Heavy Loads
A properly designed system, with well-defined application requirements, distributed load and software integration ensures a motion control platform supporting a high pay load with world class position precision able to run over a long lifetime.
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