This video showcases a MacSTANDARD MSA-PSC low cost linear actuator with plane bearing, which was used to develop an automated foosball table by engineering and robotics students at the University of Waterloo. The system tracks shots and kicks balls back.
The motor features an integrated power supply, PLC control, and encoder to provide plug and play functionality. The MSA-PSC Actuator is suitable for industrial linear motion, robotics, and automation applications and offers a low cost solution for many automation systems.
Macron offers a number of solutions for entertainment industry applications as well as educational robotics competitions, including the MacREADY line of plug and play actuators which include PLC and motor.