The extraordinary lightweight of a BAC Carbon Fiber robotic arm has significantly lower inertia allowing the robotic arm to be moved and stopped more quickly with less power.
The BAC carbon fiber robotic arm has inherent vibration dampening characteristics due to the epoxy matrix and the high stiffness of the custom carbon fiber design. Once this beam has been moved into position, these characteristics will quickly eliminate any vibrations caused by the motion. This allows for rapid positioning of the robotic arm which greatly increases manufacturing speed and efficiency. In addition, this reduction in inertia or dynamic loading increases robot life and reduces maintenance.
The BAC carbon fiber robotic arm with its zero coefficient of thermal expansion is a perfect solution for precise measuring inspection equipment.
All robotic arm types assume the same fixed parameters: same diameter, same wall thickness, same length and same 10 lb. load (2.5" O.D., 2.0" I.D., and 25" long), except (w) which is the weight of each type of beam.
The BAC carbon fiber beam has about the same static and dynamic deflection as the steel beam. However, due to the inherent vibration dampening characteristics of the BAC carbon fiber beam, it results in more rapid positioning.
60% less deflection results in much more rapid positioning.
31% reduction in torque on the robot mechanism means less power required and less wear and maintenance on the robot itself.
We specialize in carbon fiber shafts of all types. We are an engineering-driven composite design and manufacturing company. We have complete engineering, manufacturing, and testing capabilities to take any robotic arm design program from concept through verification testing and final production implementation. We manufacture our carbon fiber robotic arms in-house from the raw carbon fiber to the finished assembly. Our joint design is a unique/proprietary combination of geometry, material selection and manufacturing process methods. This has resulted in a structure that has had zero field service failures over a wide variety of shaft types and over multiple years of production.