Custom Mechanisms

Custom Mechanisms

A mechanism is a device with moving components. Different types of mechanisms can be built depending on how the different moving parts (links) of a mechanism are connected.

Certain types of mechanisms can be modelled in RoboDK, such as 1T, 2T.

Actually, a robot arm is also considered a mechanisms. An industrial robot arm is technically a 6R mechanism. New industrial robots can also be modelled in RoboDK (actually, a robot is also a mechanism).

Mechanisms can be simulated individually or working together with other robots or other mechanisms. When a robot cell has a mechanism (such as a turtable), it can be used as a positioner or a synchronized mechanism.

New robots can also be modelled in RoboDK.


Model Mechanism - Image 1


Model Mechanism - Image 2


Model a linear axis


Model a turntable

Model Mechanism - Image 3

Calibrate a turntable


Model a 3-axis robot


Synchronize Axes with Robot

Mechanisms or external axes can be used together with industrial robots to extend the workspace of a specific manufacturing applications, such as welding or robot machining.

machine control and automation problems, there are two or more axes of motion which must be coordinated. The term "multi-axis synchronization" refers to the motion which requires coordination, and the techniques used to achieve control of the motion.