Analytix/Cams enables mechanical engineers to quickly synthesize
a cam profile given their follower motion requirements. Or...from
an existing cam profile, the follower's geometry and kinematics
can be quickly designed, fine-tuned and analyzed. With Analytix
simulation software, you can optimize the cam/follower interaction
with your mechanical system. Then export DXF to CAD or coordinate
data to NC/CAM software.
Analytix/Cams software is available as a stand-alone Windows
application or integrated with Analytix -- the only affordable,
parametric simulation package on the market for mechanical
designers. Now let's talk about cams!
Here's how Analytix/Cams is used to synthesize a cam profile.
First, you choose the cam/follower type and such things as
direction of rotation and follower offset. Then select a range
of cam rotation, specify the starting and ending requirements
for follower displacement, and the desired curve type (such
as cycloidal, dwell, or constant acceleration).
Analytix/Cams then automatically synthesizes the precise points
in between, taking into account all the geometry involved
in that particular cam/follower configuration.
For example, you can specify that the follower angle should
have a modified trapezoidal rise of 35 degrees between 0 and
90 degrees of cam rotation and so on. The advanced user always
has the option of fine-tuning the data points manually (or
inserting them from another source).
Kinematic and other data is automatically calculated and
displayed in both tabular form and graphical form: displacement,
velocity, acceleration, jerk, radius of curvature and pressure
Any cam profile developed in Analytix/Cams can also be used
inside Analytix mechanical simulation software to analyze
the cam motion in combination with actuators, linkages, or
other parts of a larger mechanical system. In just minutes,
you can model the torque or spring tension required in your
mechanism, or determine peak forces on pins, bending moments,
acceleration, tolerances, and more.
Because Analytix is parametric, exploring different geometries
for your actuators, spring/dampers or linkages can be done
in seconds, and its patented Variational Geometry algorithms
guarantee that the geometry is valid and consistent. Changes
made in Analytix/Cams are immediately visible in Analytix,
enabling rapid optimization of your mechanical system for
product cost reduction, better performance, fewer redesigns,
and more reliable products.
Cam design and mechanism analysis can be done quickly in an
affordable, integrated solution, letting you work back from
required end-effector motion to cam/follower design or vice