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Over the years, we’ve built and shipped hundreds of gimbal assemblies that perform precision positioning of medium to heavy payloads. These units have relied on several types of drivetrains, all of which differ from the direct drives used in light-duty drone camera gimbals.

While most x-y-z gantries have a horizontal orientation, sometimes the job calls for a vertical system. We recently produced just such a system for a test-and-measurement application. At 3-meters tall and 2.8-meters wide, this vertical gantry was constructed from ServoBelt™ Linear Medium stages with two different chassis sizes—90 x 180-mm on the horizontal linear stages and 45 x 90-mm on the vertical linear stage. A ServoBelt™ Rotary 100 unit provided an additional rotational axis at the end of the secondary horizontal axis—or what would have been the the z-axis in a horizontal x-y-z gantry.

Linear Motion Engineering Guide

Get all the details you'll need to select and size our linear motion stages. Our new engineering guide features our entire lineup of ServoBelt™ Linear and LowBoyLinear stages, which are suited for a wide variety of high- and medium-precision positioning tasks.  These easy-to-integrate motion stages cover a wide variety of applications—including factory automation, packaging, semiconductor, lab automation and test-and-measurement systems. 

Agricultural Automation

With the emergence of self-driving tractors and other robotic systems capable of working the fields, the agriculture industry is ripe for automation. It may be some time before you see any robots wandering freely through a farm field near you, but there are related operations that can easily be automated right now.

Our new LowBoy Linear Stages are available in five different models—each with a different drive mechanism to address a range of precision, speed and force requirements. The drive choices include air- and iron-core linear motors, two ballscrew options and a lead screw drive. Watch the video to learn more.

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