XZ gantry and control system for a coating dipping process
A customer wanted a turnkey solution for a programmable coating-dipping process for delicate Visual Display Units (VDUs) which as required to have an Ethernet Interface. In addition an option for un-interruptable power supply (UPS) was offered. From this specification a visual basic user screen package was designed and included in the package.
Scope of overall contract.
Proposal, design, mechanical and electrical builds, test, then demonstrate and finally deliver.
Description of equipment and services supplied.
The mechanical build consisted of a modular aluminium linear actuator structure with vertical and cross axis ball-screw driven units. The system used stepper motors with encoder feedback for the drive arrangement.
For the programmable motion process a Trio MC204 motion controller unit with two-axis stepper command was chosen to keep programming simple for the user. The Client’s PC could then be connected via Ethernet for direct instruction for the individual dipping processes.