Achieving Plant Resiliency - Automation Technologies That Can Make Production More Effective

According to a Deloitte global survey, 94 per cent of executives in industrial companies consider digital transformation a top priority, but only 14 per cent believe their factories are ready for this big change.

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PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.