This custom automated gantry system was developed for the pharmaceutical/medical industry and serves as an automated picking system used to fill drug prescriptions. The gantry system is used in an in-hospital pharmacy where single dose prescription filling is picked, packed, and bar coded for individual patients.
This multi-axis system was engineered for use in the food service industry. The application called for very high accelerations and heavy lifting.
When Macron Dynamics, a manufacturer of linear actuators and motion systems, was contacted by a major cruise line about designing a motion system aboard two of their cruise ships, Macron's engineers knew they could meet the proposed specifications. Of course, it didn't hurt that the installation would have to take place while the ships were at sea bound for a sunny Pacific destination.