Two-axis actuators provide independent linear and rotary motion. The drives have a compact housing. Thanks to their application, it is possible to simplify the construction of machines by replacing imperfect and complicated / complicated solutions. What is important, the linear and rotary movement is controlled independently. These devices can be controlled using a standard two-axis stepper motor controller. Efficiency can be improved by using the driver with a large stepped division.
An example of application is pick & place applications and industrial robots , where you need to move the axial element to the load position and then rotate the component to screw it in place. Another area is used in medical devices such as laparoscopes, where it is also necessary to perform both linear and rotary motion, in addition, it is often required that linear motion be stopped during rotation.