Movement pattern (Interpolation teqnics)

Robot interpolation - PTP - LIN - CIRC

Fig.:   Robot interpolation - PTP - LIN - CIRC

PTP: The TCP is moving the fastest way to the target position.

LIN: The TCP moves within a straight line to the desired position.

CIRC: The TCP moves within a circular path.

The fastest movement pattern is the so called ´PTP´. But for accurate moving PTP is not applicable because no straight line is driven. The movement pattern ´Synchro PTP´ harmonizes the speed of the fast moving axis to the speed of the low moving axis. The movement patterns `LIN´ and ´CIRC ´require high computing power, because all drives of the axis have to be coordinated to each other.

Robotics - moving in Synchro PtP

fig.:   Robotics - moving in Synchro PtP

Moving to reference position with tolerance- Why?

Overriding position with tolerance

fig.:  Tolerance of Position

In this picture as shown the point P2 is not hidden exactly but achieved within a permitted tolerance.

Advantage: The robot has not to be slowed down completely. That implies less attrition and short-time cycle time.

Exercise: Classify the following moving patterns as shown!

Robotics moving pattern

Robotics moving pattern