Powerful Simulation Software Aids the Decision Process
Powerful simulation software from PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control and nanopositioning solutions, determines if a hexapod is suitable for your specific positioning task, in terms of workspace, load, center of mass, and operating orientation. The tool helps you to find out which model you should invest in.
The flexible concept of hexapods can easily solve complex motion and alignment problems in fields including Optics, Photonics, Precision Automation, Automotive, and Medical Engineering.
Related Glossary Terms
- degrees of freedom
degrees of freedom
Number of axes along which a robot, and thus the object it is holding, can be manipulated. Most robots are capable of maneuvering along the three basic Cartesian axes (X, Y, Z). More sophisticated models may move in six or more axes. See axis.
Strip or block of precision-ground stock used to elevate a workpiece, while keeping it parallel to the worktable, to prevent cutter/table contact.
1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.