your robot and control boxes
robots are versatile in how they are positioned in relation
to the table.The 540 and 1040 normally sit on top of the table
as shown in robot positions 1-4 in figure above. They can also
be mounted to the end of the table at position 5, but can alternatively
be mounted in the robot-caddy just like 540 and 1040.
By playing the robot in various positions you can achieve a
variety of angles and trajectories to simulate almost any type
of shots you would encounter in a regular game.
square to the table where the centerline and endline of the
table meet. This is the desired starting position when first
setting up either the 540 or the 1040. Also this is the only
"on the table" position in which the 1040's oscillator
ranges will be accurate.
positioned at the far left corner and angled cross-court. This
position will skew the 1040's oscillator range
toward the player's right side of the table. The 540 in this
position would deliver the ball towards the player's right corner.
This position would be the preferred direction when simulating
typical right-handers' forehand to forehand rallies.
positioned at the far right corner and angled cross-court.Unlike
position 2, a 540 placed in this position would direct its shots
to the players' left corner. Typical backhand to backhand play
for right-handers would be ideally simulated with the robot
in this position.
robot placed in this position has the advantage of offering
slower and faster ball speeds because it is closer to the
landing spot of the ball. At a Ball Speed setting of 0, the
ball is very slow and with light spin, but is delivered deep
on the player's end. At a ball speed setting of 10, the ball
speed is very fast and simulates the angle from which a typical
kill shot would be hit.
However, the 1040's oscillator ranges are narrower than if the
robot had been positioned at the endline like positions 1-3.
5:This is the normal position
of the 2040 when it is attached to the end of the table. The
1040 and 540 would have to be mounted in the Robo-Caddy to be
in this position.
in a Robo-Caddy, all three models can be freely moved around
in back of the table. The Robo-Caddy also permits lowering or raising the height of the robot. This is
great for simulating deep shots such as chops, lobs and loops.
However,the oscillator ranges for the 1040 and 2040 are not accurate
and the 2040's net system is usually not effective at capturing
when in this position. Additionally, you need to purchase a
Connector Extension Cable to extend the length of the Connector
NOTE: Even though the oscillator
ranges may not be accurate as described when the robot is in
certain positions, you should be able, with experimentation,
to find the correct settings for the Control Levers to permit
ball delivery over any Particular part of the table.The figure
right also illustrates the ideal positions for the Control Box.
If you're right-handed, Position A is the preferred location
for the controls. If you'are left-handed, Position B is preferred.