Motion control involves various types of moves that are used to control the movement of a machine or motor. Some of the common types of moves are:
- Straight Line (Point-to-Point) Moves: In this type of move, the machine moves in a straight line from one point to another. This is the most basic type of move and is used in a wide range of applications.
- Contour Moves: Contour moves are used to move the machine along a predefined path. These moves are typically used when the machine is required to follow a specific shape or pattern.
- Arc Moves: Arc moves are similar to contour moves, but they follow a circular path. These moves are commonly used in applications such as welding or cutting.
Other types of moves used in motion control include:
- Absolute Position and Relative Position: These moves are used to move the machine to a specific position, either in absolute or relative terms.
- Basic Trajectory Control: This type of move is used to control the trajectory of the machine, such as its speed or acceleration.
- S-Curve Profile: This type of move is used to control the acceleration and deceleration of the machine in order to reduce vibrations and improve accuracy.
- Blending Moves: Blending moves are used to smoothly transition between two or more moves, in order to reduce jerk and improve accuracy.
- Vector Moves: Vector moves are used to control the orientation of the machine, such as its angle or direction of movement.
Each type of move has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of move will depend on the specific application and the requirements of the machine or robot.