Challenge: This table-top machining OEM required a large working area to accommodate large parts and fixtures with multiple parts per set-up. Past iterations of this machine required a parallel X-axis support to accommodate the large overhung loads on the Y-axis, and force applied in the Z-axis. The parallel support required precision alignment and machining that took excessive amounts of time in the machine building process and was costly in manufacturing.
Solution: Motion Solutions was able to reexamine the system requirements and determine that a wide format LGS33 actuator could handle the large moment loads while minimizing deflection on the Y and Z axes. The resulting solution minimized machine building time and cost, decreased the total number of items in the BOM and increased the working area across the overhung Y-axis with no “out-rigger” needed.
Result: Lower cost to build, easier BOM management and ordering, fewer and less costly accessory components (brackets, machined plates), increased work area.