TABLE POSITIONING2018-02-03T11:12:24+00:00
Drive application: Table positioning
Positioning is one of the most common conveyor and logistic applications, e.g. as used in storage and retrieval units. Positioning is used wherever material must be moved from one position to another.


Table Positioning
If an application includes up to 32 different target positions, the MOVIDRIVE® technology version performs this task using the “Table Positioning” application module. Movement takes place subject to position control and the target position is reached to the precise increment.


Table positioning applications can be found in the following sectors:


  • Materials handling
  • Trolleys
  • Hoists
  • Rail vehicles
  • Logistics
  • Storage and retrieval units
  • Transverse carriages
  • Palletizing / handling
  • Multi-axis handling robots
  • Gantries
  • etc.
The solution with MOVIDRIVE®
Set parameters instead of programming
The “Table Positioning” application module is a component of the MOVITOOLS®software for the application version of MOVIDRIVE®. A user-friendly interface guides you through the process of setting the parameters. All you have to do is enter the parameters you need for your application: for example, reduction ratios, travel speeds, driving diameters and target positions. The application module uses this information to create the control program and loads it into the inverter.


Wide range of functions
No matter how large the variety of applications for table positioning, the wide range of functions provided by the application module provides the right solution for every task.


Choice of control via fieldbus or terminals.


  • Up to 32 table positions can be defined and selected.
  • The travel speed can be selected for each positioning movement.
  • The ramp can be set separately for each positioning movement.
  • Software limit switches can be defined and evaluated.
  • Either incremental encoders or absolute encoders can be used as external encoders.
  • Guided startup and diagnostics.


The advantages at a glance
  • User-friendly user interface.
  • You only have to enter the parameters required for table positioning (reduction ratios, speeds, diameters).
  • Guided parameter setting process instead of complicated programming.
  • Monitor mode for optimum diagnostics.
  • Users do not need any programming experience.
  • Rapid familiarization with the system.