Hexapods are mini robots that can precisely manipulate objects in virtually any direction. They are ideal for many applications, from testing gyroscopic sensors to light-beam steering in synchrotrons. This whitepaper explains how to program hexapods to change between multiple coordinate systems. This paper focuses on a practical use case of hexapod programming by describing how it can be programmed to manipulate a beam (such as a laser) to place it precisely on a point of interest in space.
Scientists, engineers and researchers who read this whitepaper will learn:
- How the work coordinates system and tool rotation impact the precision of beam positioning
- How to define coordinate systems for hexapod programming
- The relationship between the XY position, the mirror angles and the optical configuration
Who Should Read this Whitepaper:
Scientists, engineers and researchers who conduct the following activities:
- Those who steer beams of light at synchrotrons
- Those who test gyroscopic sensors
- Those who inspect coordinate measuring machines (CMMs)
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