PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
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PI USA - Motorized Linear & Rotary Air Bearing Stages
A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.