Introduction to Linear Transfer Systems

There are two main types of linear transfer systems used in factory automation, linear transfer units and precision conveyors. Both have their place of course. Linear Transfer Units move a shuttle ...

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Linear Transfer System Drives

With any mechanical system there needs to be a way to drive the system and Linear Transfer Systems are no different. Linear Transfer Systems are used in a variety of applications such as shuttling ...

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RTUs for Material Handling Unit Applications

Robot Transfer Units (RTUs) can significantly extend the usability of 6 Axis Robots by adding a 7th Axis, linear movement of the entire robot arm, to the robot which dramatically increases the ...

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Introduction to Multi-Axis Robotics

Multi-Axis Automation

Engineers have many choices for robotic or programmable automation solutions. One choice is the number of axis of freedom of a given automation implementation such as a ...

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Design Factors for 7th Axis Robots

Theory of the 7th axis:

Robot applications in production are a key step to improve efficiency and repeatability. Where can we move from here? Most robots on the production line are in fixed ...

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Linear Transfer Unit Applications

Linear Transfer Units are often used with multi-axis robots in order to cost-effectively solve a wide range of automation challenges. By mounting a single robot onto a Robot Transfer Unit (a ...

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Intro to Gantry Robots

What are Gantry Robots?

A Gantry Robot is a subsidiary of a Cartesian or linear robot, also known as an RTU or robot transfer unit. So the first question ought to be what is a Cartesian robot? It is ...

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Introduction to Linear Transfer Units

What are Linear Transfer Units?

Linear Transfer Units are a means of transporting items, often robots or components needed for production by a robot, from one point in the production process to ...

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Manufacturing Applications for Automated Custom Heavy Duty Multi-Axis Positioning Systems

Most engineers, designers, and automation integrators are looking for ways to automate production lines, especially for large parts. Automation increases production rates to help meet tight and ...

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LazerArc Offering Custom Multi-Axis Positioners to Increase Manufacturing Productivity

The benefits of adding auxiliary axes to your process is that it develops multiple work stations to increase productivity since the robot has more availability to tooling or parts while also ...

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