Hexapod systems can be used to provide precision movement and positioning in the manufacturing process of opto-mechanical components. Often times though, this type of manufacturing process calls for precise motion in all six degrees of freedom. This means that the Hexapod motion controllers require proprietary command languages in order to handle the complicated kinematic models and the extensive calculations of inverse kinematics. This paper describes how the integration of fieldbus interfaces into Hexapod controllers simplifies the communication while providing higher flexibility. Download it to learn more.