Understanding the pendulum effect in ceiling rail systems to create successful track installations.
When it comes to robotic camera systems, the pendulum effect is mostly associated with ceiling rails that use long hanging columns. The pendulum effect can impact all track and pedestal systems but is particularly associated with ceiling tracks because longer hanging columns amplify the effect, while floor moving solutions are legally limited for height and payload to comply with topple tests.
It is necessary to minimize the pendulum effect so that the track solution can provide the innovative on-shot movement for which it is specified.
In this white paper you will learn:
What is the Pendulum Effect?
Pendulum Effect and Ceiling Rails
Acceleration on the Track Travel (Start and Stop)
Centrifugal Acceleration (Due to Negotiating Curves)