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New “Mac-in-a-Box” H-Bot Designed for Wide Range of Applications

Macron recently unveiled their newest standard H-Bot Linear robot design, nicknamed the "Mac-in-a-Box," suitable for an endless amount of applications.


Industry: Applicable to all Industries


Integrating a new robotic system into a workspace can be a costly, custom effort requiring considerable skills and resources. Finding a standard linear robot capable of X, Y, and Z motion without custom design, while remaining useful in a range of applications and programming can be difficult.


At ATX East 2013, Macron unveiled their newest standard available H-Bot design, nicknamed the “Mac-in-a-Box” Linear robot. This innovative “platform machine” is an H-Bot capable of providing high-speed X/Y motion and coupled to a novel 4 post Z-axis screw lift system, providing a 3-axis Cartesian motion control. Due to its highly scalable and modular design, the H-Bot is suitable for a wide range of applications, not constrained to a particular industry.

The “Mac-in-a-Box” H-Bot is a 2 axis fixed motor low profile single belt driven Cartesian robot. The “platform model” Z-axis can be configured to lift the H-Bot or lift a base table to enable vertical control. For engineers looking for pick-and-place functionality, users can mount a Z-axis system (such as the Macron screw driven actuator) to the H-Bot for a dual Z-axis approach.

Since the linear robot has so much modular potential, it is not ideal for one particular use; rather it is programmable for endless application possibilities.

Use the “Mac-in-a-Box” H-Bot for:

  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing
  • Adhesive Dispensing
  • Assembly / Conveyor Applications
  • Sorting and other Pick and Place Applications
  • Packaging
  • Material or Fabric Cutting and Scribing
  • Product Inspection
  • …Many More!

System benefits:

The “Mac-in-a-Box” H-Bot linear robotic system features built in motion kinematics, a 4 axis drive with generous input and output interfaces along with MPG Gearbox and integrated servo motor. Like all Macron actuators and Linear Robots, the H-Bot system can be configured to meet any size footprint demanded by an application. An integrated frame and enclosure is optional.

Interested in learning more or seeing how Macron can help solve your unique motion challenge? Contact Macron today!

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