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Motion Kits For Makers

Build robust and precise linear motions platforms with modular components.

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As a consumer who is interested in DIY automation (3d printers, CNC tables, plazma cutters, pick and place) there are limited options when it comes to hardware. In the market today there are three options:
1. Small scale components for hobbyist
2. High end industrial hardware for large scale projects
3. Custom design
Axys Actuators are designed to provide DIY makers a hardware platform that enables design of small-medium scale automation projects that can be configured numerous ways while providing robust and accurate resolution.

Concept:

You don't have to re-invent the wheel.  Many of the automation projects we see today have customized hardware that is tailored to application, but often perform the same basic function.  Axys Actuators are fabricated with modularity in mind so that makers who are designing single or multi axis motions systems can start with a hardware platform that enables quicker system design.

Makers will be able to jump start their development process by utilizing Axys Actuator hardware to save time.  Axys hardware is made to be combined with readily available extrusions from 8020, and can be tailored with rails that allow the user to dial in their design specs.  

Design:

The design centers around using as few components as possible, arranged in as many ways as possible, to create Single, 2-Axis, and 3-Axis systems. 

We have achieved a max load of 20lbs, which will allow users to develop and create manipulators and fabrication heads with a freedom impossible on any standard 3D printing gantry system today.  This allows the hardware to be used for a wider range of applications.

Our greatest achievement is the H-Bot, which allows precise, low inertia 2-Axis motion using stationary motors driving a single belt. While this technology is not unique, we believe we have created a highly effective kit that allows up to 1 square meter of motion with a 10lb load.

We also have in our toolbox a low inertia Z-Axis drive, that provides a hollow extending and retracting beam for use with fluid dispensing, suction, or the addition of a rotary axis.

Not wanting to skimp on quality, we round out our design with all Stainless Steel and Anodized aluminum components for a sleek and robust design with a low profile maximized travel space.

Production:

Axys Actuators components are fabricated from precision machined aluminum. This allows us the best value and strength for mounting and longevity. These parts were designed for manufacturing by being square and simple, allowing quick machining and cheaper production. We are currently looking into the viability of production domestically and overseas, but need support to undertake this stage.

Benchmark:

After looking through the marketplace, we believe we can be cost competitive in mass production, thus offering the best prices for makers to build their projects.

Communication:

Any questions, just ask! Facebook, email, or direct cal will get a quick response.

  • 1 × Stainless Steel Pulleys Custom designed T5 Tooth Profile pulley
  • 1 × Stainless Steel large bore ball bearings Bearings for pulley
  • 1 × MGNH12 linear rail/cart Rail and cart
  • 1 × End Caps Custom designed end cap
  • 1 × Cart Custom designed cart

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Mike Vladimirsky wrote 05/25/2019 at 15:57 point

Thanks Michael.  Our hardware provides zero backlash direct motor coupling and our pricing is very competitive.  Today the single actuator is priced at $360.0 without motors or drives.  This price comes down with volume, and the kit option allows you to buy sourced parts and build your own custom dimensions, and is the most affordable option.

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Michael G wrote 05/25/2019 at 02:14 point

Quite cool -- curious as to backlash and estimated cost if these hit production

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