Intellidrives was recently featured in an article on GeeksWhoGive.org!
“The XY tables bear similarities to the XY Cartesian systems because they both have two axes of X and Y that are hinged on each other. They are also similar because they possess strokes that are at most a meter in length. The major disparity between the XY tables and XY Cartesian systems is the way the load is placed. In the Cartesian system, it is cantilevered, while in XY tables, the load that rests on the XY table is close to the Y-axis, having no generous moment.
XY tables are designed to work solely on their footprint. What this means is that under no condition does the load move past the Y-axis. This is why XY tables are great for those scenarios where you have to position a load on the horizontal plane (X-Y). A great way of showing this is placing the semiconductor wafer for inspection. Another way is positioning a part for machining processes. Those XY tables that have open frames are said to come with an opening at the center of those tables.
The open aperture of this table permits them to be used in those cases, where items have to be passed through. It is excellent for applications like back-lit inspection, as well as the insertion processes. You can easily identify an XY table because they come with an opening in the middle of that table. Out of all of them, the XY table is the most flexible.”
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