Nanopositioning Open-Architecture Robot Controller

By: | December 23rd, 2015


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To realize the promise of the robotics revolution, more and more accurate simulation using motion robot controller software and unified robot/motion control software is required. Today’s controllers are now capable of nanopositioning.

By way of example, Aerotech’s RCP-DELTA control system illustrated in the following video uses a scalable platform known as the Aerotech A3200 automation controller. The A3200 has a networked, distributed architecture to which additional robots, I/O, and positioning devices can be integrated. And the A3200 has multiple programming interfaces providing deployment flexibility to satisfy a wide range of application requirements.

Aerotech’s RCP-DELTA is available in four models that handle payloads up to 3 kg and X/Y operating ranges of 500, 800, 1,100, and 1,300 millimeters (mm) with continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw) and pic-and-place operations of 200 per minute.

The following video shows Aerotech’s software and hardware in action:

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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