www.photomacrography.net :: View topic - X, Y and Z automation on BH2-UMA set-up
www.photomacrography.net Forum Index
An online community dedicated to the practices of photomacrography, close-up and macro photography, and photomicrography.
Photomacrography Front Page Amateurmicrography Front Page
Old Forums/Galleries
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
X, Y and Z automation on BH2-UMA set-up

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Linden.g



Joined: 06 Apr 2009
Posts: 346
Location: PA USA

PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: X, Y and Z automation on BH2-UMA set-up Reply with quote

I spent a few days automating an Olympus metrology BHM system with three StackShot drives. One used as a direct drive on the focus control and then two full StackShots rails at 90 degrees to each other driving a post going through an extended sample stage on a standard X-Y table. The post has a sleeve bearing to allow focusing. Two prototype StackShot controllers are connected together and talk to each other allowing fully automated X-Y panning. Unfortunately at the moment I cannot connect three controller together so the stacking has to be set off manually. Cognisys will have a three axis controller sometime next year. The system works surprisingly well considering its hacked together. I did a couple of test stacks of wing scales. I've also done a pan of a coin but haven't combined stacking with panning because a need a new computer Very Happy








_________________
Linden Gledhill http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N03/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
JH



Joined: 09 Mar 2013
Posts: 1083
Location: Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: X, Y and Z automation on BH2-UMA set-up Reply with quote

This is wery interesting, thanks for sharing.


Linden.g wrote:
Cognisys will have a three axis controller sometime next year.


Do you have any more information about the three axis controller?

Regards J├Ârgen
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
pierre



Joined: 04 Jan 2010
Posts: 238
Location: France, Var, Toulon

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite impressive
Shocked
_________________
Regards

Pierre
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Linden.g



Joined: 06 Apr 2009
Posts: 346
Location: PA USA

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Pierre

Jorgen, I've seen the prototypes and don't know a lot of details but it will be a single control unit which can control at least three motors. Should be very impressive for X Y and Z motion and any other motion control application.

Linden
_________________
Linden Gledhill http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N03/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.photomacrography.net Forum Index -> Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group