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Pick and Place Robot Design
Pick and Place Robot Design - 2D, 3D
Here is a MechDesigner Model of a Pick & Place Robot. It demonstrates a classic example of the power of using inverse kinematics. A Pick-and-place robot is sometimes required to 'Pick' from a moving conveyor and 'Place' into a stationary case. The approach into the case needs to be vertical, usually.
Given the position and direction that the moving conveyor and carton must be approached, motions need to be designed, using MotionDesigner, to describe the motion along the path that the end-effector of a robot will follow.
MotionDesigner can be used to design very smooth motions with high orders of continuity between segment boundaries. Vibrations are normally significantly reduced when motions are designed with high orders of continuity, up to and including jerk.
Reduce Vibration with Smoother Motion Design
Get Low Vibrations in Pick-and-Place Robots with smooth, high order motion continuity.
Robot path design is more often concerned with avoiding objects and ensuring that the end-effector picks and places product accurately.
However, often the motion path between the pick and the place is not constrained. This leaves considerable scope to improve motion paths to minimize vibrations or the torque required by the drive motors.Read more >>>
Plane Motion Design
Plane motion is designed and servo profiles are calculated using inverse kinematic analysis
The answer lies in using MechDesigner's inverse kinematic capability. You can design any complicated or simple mechanism and then design the motion of the part you are interested in. This is usually the product or the tool that will be attached to the end-effector. In this case, the motion can be separated into two components for simplicity.
The plane motion will use inverse kinematic analysis and the rotary motion forward kinematic analysis. That's what going on under the bonnet anyway. As a designer all the analysis is taken care of for you.Read more >>>
Reduce Acceleration with better motion design.
Reduce Torque and Acceleration with good motion design
The paths can also be optimized using MotionDesigner to minimize vibrations by carefully controlling the jerk. Or if you are constrained by torque, to select motion profile that minimize accelerations