MOTION CONTROL: Techno Inc. Linear Motion Systems’ new TechnoMod Gantry Machine is a multi-axis motion platform complete with controls, cabling, software and enclosure; all fully assembled. The TechnoMod is available in three different sizes and can be used for pick-and-place, dispensing, assembly, testing, drilling, routing, welding and general automation applications.
Travel ranges are 650 x 300 x 275 mm for the Model 30, 650 x 450 x 275 mm for the Model 45 and 650 x 650 x 275 mm for the Model 65. Additionally, a fourth or fifth rotary axis can be added to the machine for more complex operations, while all drive motors are dc brushless servos providing high torque and precision. The TechnoMod can be delivered with or without electronics, as well as a sliding front door with safety interlock. It has a built-in industrial computer and rugged swing arm console, which includes a monitor and keyboard.
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