7th Axis Robot Transfer Slide

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In order to address the needs of robot integrators, Motion Index Drives manufactures the 7th Axis Slide. Our Robot Transport Unit linear transfer systems are customized to fit your application.

Due to the low cost and high flexibility of Robotic Arms, they continue to be a popular choice in manufacturing. Robots are ideal for repetitive assembly operations, such as drilling, fastening, composite layup, welding, trimming, routing, painting and coating. Generally, they are mounted in a fixed location consequently limiting their reach. An additional axis is often required to make the robot more versatile.

Motion Index Drives can provide a heavy-duty design to address this issue. It is equipped with high-precision helical rack & pinions that can handle the high dynamic loads and required accuracy. To extend the reach of the robotic arm, it is placed on a support carriage on a seventh-axis slide, and rack & pinions were chosen to drive the axis. By using racks & pinions in their modular base design, unlimited travel lengths could be achieved by mounting them end-to-end. Another advantage to seventh-axis robotic slides is that more than one robotic arm can be placed on the same slide for additional productivity and flexibility.

If you would like to find out more information about how we can customize your application please contact us or view our brochure.


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