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White PaperMotion Control

How to Design and Specify a Multi-axis Automation Solution for Your Application


Multi-axis automation systems describe a large cross-section of controlled movement technologies used in various processes to lift, position and move loads. Linear multi-axis systems are widely employed for their precision, repeatability, power and versatility, linear systems can be configured as a one dimensional (single axis), two-dimensional (X-Y axis), or three-dimensional (X-Y-Z axes).

While linear motion systems are controlled to efficiently travel in point-to-point straight line motions, many applications require more complex and circuitous movements. Multi-axis systems synchronize linear motion in two or more axes to execute complex trajectories and highly dynamic movements.

In this white paper, sponsored by Tolomatic, Inc., we explore the various types and configurations of linear multi-axis systems and review basic design considerations. These considerations will help guide exploration of pre-engineered systems, modified systems and custom-designed systems to meet your specific application requirements.

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