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A cable robot, which consists of a mount, 8 cables connected to 4 winches.



The SpiderCam is a cable robot, which consists of a mount, 8 cables connected to 4 winches, and a controller. The winches cause the mount to fly by increasing and decreasing the cable lengths. The mount is supplied with power and data transmission by cords inside the cables. The SC is controlled via CAN-Bus. It needs position changes as control input and delivers absolute positions based on the internal cable length measurement. The Spidercam can load 150 kg of equipment.


  • Weight: up to 150 kg Load
  • Power supply: 4 x 32 A, 400 V
  • Speed: max: 2000 mm/s
  • Sensors: 8 absolute encoders
  • Manufacturer: Spidercam GmbH
  • Max acceleration: 1529 mm/s²
  • Position Accuracy: < 5 mm
  • Degrees of freedom: 3 (horizontal and vertical movements)
  • Working area: approx. 16m x 7m x 6m (l x w x h)



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