As Everest Labs was developing their system to be sold to recycling centers worldwide, they found that their robot needed speed feedback in order to track the recyclables on the conveyor, and therefore needed a simple way to install conveyor speed feedback on a gear motor.
Most robots use servo motors to move their joints, calling for rotary or angle encoders. As speeds increase, so do the control dynamics the motors require, sometimes making vibration mitigation just as important accuracy and resolution.
When US Digital released the E4T Miniature Optical Kit Encoder it needed to update manufacturing procedures to better handle the miniaturized encoder disks. The company decided to use automation and built the delta robot system above.
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