Just as in the title, I'm a little confused with the terminology Fanuc uses regarding motion groups and wondered if anyone can direct me to any specific manual that has a good generic breakdown/explanation and options.
(I don't need any manuals, just some pointers to where this information may be available for me to find).
The reason I ask, I have been posed with a scenario where a 7th axis is to be used to drive a shuttle on a linear rail, the linear rail is to be attached to JT6 and a tool mounted to the shuttle, so that the height of the tool can be adjusted.
What the scenario also includes, is for this 7th axis to be independently controlled (asynchronously to JT1-JT6) so that if you were carrying out a linear move along a flat surface (ie a sealing gun and laying down a bead) and a height sensor (mounted ahead of the tool in line with the intended path), and the flat surface height starts to vary, the Fanuc can then adjust the height (via the 7th axis) whilst maintaining the linear path.
Is this possible do you think?
My spin on this is to not have any external axis at all, and just adjust TCP height with the varying height sensor value.
Any comments and suggestions as always would be greatly appreciated......