Facts about Tricept success

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Facts about Tricept success



The Tricept is a five (or six) DOF hybrid PKM controlled by a Siemens 840 control (or an ABB IRC5 for T600 family). Three of the DOF are supplied by the tripod (configured by three electrical linear actuators, moving in parallel). The two (or three) additional DOF are provided by the wrist, a serial linked rotational head, assembled into the moving frame of the tripod. Both parts permit that the Tricept TCP can move with 5 (or 6) DOF, as needed.

The success of the Tricept is based, among others, in the following facts:

- The Tricept is a modular robot, where its three actuators are exactly equal and are stressed only by tensile and compressive loads. The central tube accounts for the torsional moments.
- Direct Measuring System (DMS & WMS). The redundant encoders (measuring rotations in central tube and displacement along it) provide extra accuracy and rigidity to the global system.
- High dynamics minimizing time between operations.
- Customers report very high reliability in terms of low time down ratios.
- Reasonable big work envelope allowing big accessibility to different areas without moving the part.
- Flexible machine. Tricept can be reconfigurated and reprogrammed easing quick changes in production and helping the development of the production lines before the product is fully defined. Therefore, a shorten time to market is achieved.
- Redundancy. In a Tricept based solution any of the robots can play the role of anyone down, therefore there are no total production stops.
- It is possible to program with virtual machines thus saving time in new part programming.