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Multi Axis System

(1) Application scenarios for transportation

The transportation scenario is widely used in various industries: in the manufacturing industry, workers often need to move heavy machinery, raw materials, and finished products; In the warehousing and logistics industry, workers frequently carry out the handling and loading and unloading of goods. In order to cope with different handling scenarios, various handling systems have emerged in the market:
Assisted handling system
By using various handling tools such as forklifts, cranes, conveyor belts, or power assistance such as electric devices and hydraulic systems, additional force is provided to reduce the demand for manpower, reduce labor intensity, reduce handling risks, and improve work efficiency. This is common in scenarios such as airports and logistics centers.
Stacking robotic arm
Stacking robotic arm is a mechanical arm used to stack or stack items according to predetermined coding rules. Since the birth of robotic arms, handling and palletizing have always been important application areas; With its updates and iterations, robotic arms specifically designed for palletizing and handling have been produced and widely used in logistics and production fields.
AGV trolley
AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) is the abbreviation for Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV), which uses laser navigation, visual navigation and other navigation technologies to manage the operation path and complete the transportation tasks of goods in storage, production, and logistics. Due to its automation and efficiency, AGV cars play an irreplaceable role in some standardized handling scenarios.
Multi axis handling system
The multi axis handling system, also known as the gantry manipulator or gantry truss manipulator, is composed of multiple controllable axes. Each axis is responsible for controlling one degree of freedom of the system in space, which can move simultaneously or independently, thereby achieving multi-dimensional handling and positioning of objects in limited space, improving work efficiency and meeting complex handling needs.

(2) Why choose a multi axis handling system

In the above-mentioned handling system, the assisted handling system only provides auxiliary force to reduce the burden of manpower, and still requires manual intervention; AGV carts and palletizing robotic arms can replace manual handling with just one product. So why do more complex multi axis handling systems still need to be built in many application scenarios? What are its special advantages?
Adapt to small space handling
AGV cars have high mobility and are more suitable for handling scenarios that require shuttle between shelves. For the scenario of automatic loading and unloading and palletizing, the palletizing robotic arm requires approximately 1m ² The installation space has a fan-shaped working area, which is more suitable for handling goods in open spaces. For example, it is installed on one side of the production line and has a larger vertical and horizontal working area.
In non open space material handling, especially in narrow work scenarios, multi axis handling systems only occupy vertical space above and occupy less flat space, making them more advantageous compared to the two.
Unrestricted handling conditions
The AGV car needs to be equipped with a transportation chassis to support and fix the shelves, and the height and size of the vehicle make it difficult to handle oversized or irregular goods, or stack the goods at a high height. The limited load capacity of the palletizing robotic arm limits the weight of the transported goods; At the same time, the length of the robotic arm itself limits the handling height it can reach.

Compared to the two, the multi axis handling system has relaxed restrictions on the size, weight, and stacking height of goods. When combined with auxiliary tools such as grippers and vacuum discs, it can achieve a variety of goods handling.
High handling efficiency
If multiple cars or other items are stacked in the working environment of AGV cars, it is likely to cause cross blockage, which limits the speed of the cars and reduces the efficiency of transportation. The palletizing robot has complex control systems and programming requirements. While ensuring the accuracy and stability of operation, the robot needs to move at a slower speed.
Compared with the two, the multi axis transportation system is built with linear modules and has no other interference factors, which can leverage the advantages of fast operation speed of linear modules and improve transportation efficiency.

(3) Advantages of multi axis system for handling.

TM can provide micro, small, large, and heavy-duty linear modules, which can be divided into direct drive  linear modules, ball screw modules, and synchronous belt modules in terms of transmission mode. Its load capacity ranges from 1kg to 1000kg, and the stroke ranges from 200mm to 6000mm. Compared with general linear modules on the market, TM linear modules have the characteristics of high speed, strong load capacity, and large travel range, making them capable of building multi axis handling systems suitable for heavy object handling scenarios.
Key features of linear modules:
·High precision of repeated positioning: the highest precision of repeated positioning can reach ± 0.001mm
·Fast speed: The fastest running speed can reach 10m/s
·High load: The highest vertical load is 38845N, which is equivalent to carrying one Model S and one Wuling mini
·Travel length: The maximum travel distance is 6000mm, and it can be extended with supporting frames according to scene requirements

Customized multi axis system for handling:
The linear module mentioned above, as well as TM’s electric cylinder and electric slider, can be integrated into a 2-axis and 3-axis multi axis system.
TM has rich experience in customizing and building multi axis linear modules, and can provide corresponding sizes of linear modules, linear motion components, as well as various brackets, fixtures, and adapter boards according to your non-standard customization scenarios or mechanical design structures of automation equipment, to customize multi axis handling systems for your application scenarios.
Compared to assistive handling systems, palletizing robotic arms, and AGV carts, multi axis handling systems have advantages such as no need for manual intervention, adaptability to small spaces, unrestricted handling conditions, and high handling efficiency; The linear module of Macroset has the characteristics of high speed, strong load capacity, and large travel range. The multi axis system built by it can efficiently utilize the workspace and achieve maximum load handling.

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