Huge High Speed XZ Gantry

This is actual running footage from a large format XZ gantry that Macron built for a government contractor. The details are classified, but it’s used in some sort of a missile defense calibration tester. Just to provide some perspective as to its sheer size, the entire system stands over 15ft high and is 16ft wide! The payload shown zipping around here is 35 lbs. but the entire Z axis weighs 135 lbs.

Both axes are belt driven with Macron Rail actuators and massive 480VAC servo motors. While Macron is no stranger to building gantries of this size, this is the first gantry that we have driven at these fantastic speeds.

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