Mechanical Manipulators

MQS Technologies creates specialized manipulators for a range of applications by utilizing its decades of multidisciplinary engineering expertise. Each manipulator is developed to give accurate imaging with precise positioning, ease of alignment, and convenience of use. Each manipulator is designed to suit a customer’s specific imaging requirements.

We offer rotary manipulators and multi-axis linear manipulators for conventional and CT applications. Flat Panel Detectors and X-ray tubes can both be fitted into the manipulators.

For critical military inspections of ammunition and propellants, manipulators with flameproof motors are used. Other special applications include heavy-duty ones for objects weighing more than 2-3 tonnes and longer than 10 meters and wall-mounted systems for high-energy X-ray heads for applications where there is a lack of floor space.

Key Features

  • High-precision for numerous energy ranges (160 kV – 15 MeV) and a variety of objects in CT applications (10 mm to 3000 mm diameter).
  • Available in automatic, semi-automatic, and manual operation modes.
  • Built-in synchronization ensures accuracy, a low number of exposures, and a rapid inspection time.
  • Real-time radiography relies heavily on customized accuracy levels that meet the necessary standards.
  • Easy to use and little training needed.

The application range for mechanical manipulators includes a variety of wire-based crane systems as well as serial and closed kinematic chain kinds of kinematic structures.

All of the LINK-SIC core competencies are covered by the application area of mechanical manipulators, with a focus on sensor fusion, modeling, identification, control, and optimization. The consideration of a system with a moving mechanical manipulation device intended to act on the environment is a recurring issue in research in the application domain.

A crane system that autonomously moves a container from a truck to storage space in the least amount of time while still adhering to the mechanical and geometric restrictions set for longevity and safety is an example. Another example is a non-rigid robot arm that must follow a specified path with high accuracy while taking into account indirect measurements from the tool, like those from an IMU, as well as the measurement of input angles before flexibility.