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Multi-Axis, Interacting Mechanisms
Multi-axis Machines with interacting planar and spatial mechanisms.
This a model, with full kinematics, of a six-axis 'Do Nothing Machine'. This pushes a block of product along six edges of an imaginary box. The two camshafts are parallel to the Z-axis and yet generate pushing motions in the three Cartesian X,Y, Z directions. Machine designers frequently do this with spatial bell-cranks. MechDesigner shows how this can be done.
Another unique capability is you can View AND E Geometry AND Edit Motion at the same time your mechanism and 3D CAD model is moving. This is very useful as it gives you instant and continuous feedback, while you look to improve the performance of your machine.
Planar and Spatial
Planar and Spatial Mechanisms in Packaging Machines for spatial motion paths.
MechDesigner is suited to modeling multi-axis cam and servo driven machines. In the example, 6 cams impart motion to 6 mechanisms: 4 planar mechanisms and 2 spatial mechanisms.Read more >>>
Flexible Polynomial motion is used to design smooth precise movement
Here MechDesigner has been used to model a 6 axis "Do nothing machine". The machine pushes a product around six separate stations. Each pusher axis has a motion design describing its position as a function of machine angle.
The goal is to design motions that will achieve the product displacements with the minimum cycle time without clashes.Read more >>>
Graphs for Analysis
Multi-axis Graph for Cam and Mechanism Analysis: Force, Torque, Pressure Angle, Curvature, Contact Force and Shear Stress
The variables you wish to graph are accessible directly from the 3D model view. If you are designing Cam follower mechanisms, your can intuitively connect the cam to the graphing function using graphic function-blocks. This allows you to measure, then optimize:Read more >>>