This tutorial improves your modelling skills.
You learn how to add a 2D-Cam to the machine frame (Base-Part).
(We do not show you the motion design for the tools that transfer the label*. You can experiment in MotionDesigner.).
You will use the Trace-Points and Velocity Vectors at Points to help you review how the label and tools interact.
*Contact PSMotion if you need our consultancy to design a motion for a labelling or similar machine, especially when tools need to roll along a stationary magazine, glue stations, printing heads...).
You can skip this tutorial. If you need to model a rotary machine, review this at that time.
View of a Typical Labelling Machine.
See this YouTube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g84UMA7rRI4 between 1:00 and 2:00. This link is with the permission of the Copyright holder.
In this Tutorial, we model a Rotary Labelling Machine.
This is the 3D MechDesigner model on YouTube – http://youtu.be/5bG3fUAZo2Q . In this tutorial, we design the tool schematics and motions, not the 3D Model.
A typical labelling machine has rotating turrets with a tools mounted around each periphery. The tools can rotate on their own axes, while they also move with the rotation of the turret.
In this model, there are three turrets. The tools rotate, so they can remove a label from a magazine, then transfer it to another turret and tool, and finally onto a bottle on the third turret.
The image above and right, shows a schematic of the Labelling Machine. The label moves from right to left.
|1.||Preparation 1: Add the 'Hardware': turrets and tools.|
|2.||Preparation 2: Design the motion and shape for each Tool and a Bottle|
|3.||Add Cam-Followers and Stationary 2D-Cams|
A Stationary 2D-Cam
Specify the design with kinematic-chains
Design and Add the Motions to coordinate the Tools and Label
Add the 3 Stationary 2D-Cams