XY movement control

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by alek, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. alek

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    I need to have XY movement control (from computer) on roughy 3" by 4" space. The resolution of linear movement should be no less than 0.0005"-0.001". Can anyone suggest some sources/suppliers of such motion control systems?
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Is this a one-off hobbyiest type thing?

    Or are you going to be making lots of these things for resale?
     
  3. alek

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    One time thing for now. I am just trying to automate a task for a friend of mine. But he is trying to stay within $2-3K for all components.
     
  4. beenthere

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    Those are fairly tight tolerances. Check J. M. Berg for such stuff.
     
  5. m4yh3m

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    I would think to use precision servo motors with appropriate gear ratios to move a belt or turn a fine thread screw with the device connected to it. just googled it and saw BALDOR Servo Motors. They have a customized input on their page.
     
  6. alek

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    Sorry for such newbiness, but initials J. M. stand for?
     
  7. Ron H

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    Perhaps he meant WM Berg.
     
  8. alek

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    thank you.
     
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