We will join the tool to the Belt at two separate 'anchor' Points, like Pins on a Chain.
In this Step, we use a new set of Piggyback Sliders to give the second 'anchor' point.
This Piggyback Slider Set is the same as the first set, but it runs before[ahead of, sooner than] the Master-Machine-Angle by 30º.
This means we can have 12 Tools along the length of the Belt. (360/30 = 12)
There is far less to model that the first Piggyback Sliders. We can:
|•||Reuse the horizontal Line in the Base-Part.|
|•||Reuse the X and Y motions for the Sliders.|
NOTE: Remember - you can use the Motion-Path tool to add as many Motion-Points along the Motion-Path as you like. However, we do not have a Motion-Path in this Tutorial.
Add the new Sliders:
We give names: X-Slider1 and Y-Slider1 to the Sliders we added in Step 15.1. Here we will add two new Sliders, We will rename them to X-Slider2 and Y-Slider2.
Tip: When you select the Slide-Joint as the first element for the Motion-Dimension FB, it not easy to identify the 'narrow rectangles' on the Line in the Base-Part as they are identical. It is easier to identify and select the 'wide rectangle' on the moving Part.
Tip: Use Step forward a number of times to move the first Slider-Set along the Belt path.
Add the Function-Blocks
The two Motion FBs at the bottom of the image are connected to the existing X-Slider and Y-Slider.
When you cycle the mechanism, Slider2 set is ahead of Slider1 set by 30º of the MMA.
There are two sets of Sliders: Slider-Set 1 and Slider-Set 2.
Each Slider Set can trace out the path of the Belt. See Add menu > Mechanism sub-menu > Add Point-Trace