IntelLiDrives Cartesian Planar system
offers the unique capability to operate two axes of motion in one plane
with one motor. These systems designed to replace conventional
compounded XY tables where one axis is being carried by another. As a
result, with the planar systems greater reliability and performance is
realized through design simplification and elimination of wear-prone
Planar System consists of moving element
called the forcer which glides on the frictionless air bearings over special
"waffle-like "surface called platen. Planar forcer contains two or four
linear motoring modules oriented 90 degrees to each other. As motoring
modules respond to varying currents, forcer moves across the platen to
produce continuous linear motion. Forcers can be controlled in
translation and rotation modes to perform XY and theta (couple degrees)
For multi axes robotic capability planar
forcers can be integrated with
rotary tables and
Z lift stages.
Planar forcers are compatible with
standard drives and indexers. They can also be equipped
with IntelLiCoder feedback for closed loop operation.
Planar system can operate in any
orientation (side wall, upside-down) with multiple forcers installed and
operated independently on a single platen for high throughput and
flexibility in many robotic automation applications.