Robot Design Software: Model Pick and Place, SCARA, Delta, Gantry, Pantograph, Planar Guidance Mechanisms.

Our Robot Design Software can design and simulate many Pick and Place types. Examples include SCARA, Gantry, Pantograph, and even Delta types. You can design the robot for a dedicated, standalone work-cell, or design it to enhance the capabilities of an existing machine.

You can easily explore the effects of changing arm link lengths on the workspace and where it is best to anchor the robot to the machine-frame. In this way, you will be certain that it can Pick and Place all of the products that your robot will need to transfer.

As you edit the link-lengths and where to position the robot, MechDesigner immediately updates all of the kinematic analysis and parameters so that you continuously plot all of the kinematic parameters to show the link velocities and accelerations. Simultaneously, for each robot axis, you can plot torque against angular-velocity in all four-quadrants (±Torque vs ±Velocity) for each servomotor axis, for the complete robot motion cycle. You can select different servo-motors and gearboxes from a database to see which is optimum for your robot design. You are in control of all of the design parameters to guarantee your robot will be able to deliver the performance you need.

The Pick and Place robots that MechDesigner can design, include:

  • Gantry
  • Pantograph
  • Delta

You can plan the motion path for the toolings or end-effector in two different ways

  • Design the path for the motion to guarantee you avoid obstacles, and then design the motion-along the path. The path can be made to be very smooth with a sketch element we call the 'Blend-Curve'. It can design the path with continuous curvature and rate-of-change of curvature. You can use MotionDesigner to design the motion along the path, so that can also be continuous in velocity, acceleration and jerk if needed. In this way, you can be certain the robot will move smoothly and without unnecessary vibrations. 
  • Design the motion parametrically, in the X-Y and Z axes. Each motion can be made to be continuous [no step changes] in all motion-derivative. Then add them to each axis the path can be shown with a trace-point. More care needs to taken to avoid a collision.

You can add your own database of Servo and GearBoxes, as needed.

You can add a mechanism to the end-effector, for example, a gripper.


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