The 3-axis gantry robot removes the component from the workpiece carrier and precisely supplies it to the joining process. Here, it is critical that the movements necessary for positioning within the process are carried out with a high degree of accuracy. The EKM36 motor feedback system with a digital HIPERFACE DSL® interface determines the actual position at a resolution of up to 20 bits per revolution and thus positions the gripper with extreme accuracy. Automatic synchronization with the controller clock optimizes the control loop in the drive. Thanks to the integration of the encoder communication in the motor line, HIPERFACE DSL® reduces cabling needs by 50%. This is an extremely useful benefit, especially for moving axes.