Motion Control Resources
Large Scale X/Y Cartesian Gantry With Hybrid Y Actuator
Macron Dynamics, Inc. Posted 11/18/2014
A Macron integrator partner had to provide a large scale cartesian gantry system with X-axis travel of 44 feet and Y-axis travel of 21 feet with a heavy payload capacity of 330 pounds. To meet the requirements of this motion challenge, Macron Dynamics engineers designed a hybrid actuator. To keep the axis weight down and strength and stiffness up; a pultruded structural shape was wrapped with Macron slide assemblies, while an MSA-SB2 belt driven actuator provided the driving force.