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Aerotech, Inc.

101 Zeta Dr., Pittsburgh, PA, 15238, USA

  • 412-963-7470

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Aerotech, Inc.

Mechanical Power Transmission

Industrial Linear Stages increase performance via feature set.

September 6, 2016

Available in cleanroom prepared and vacuum versions, PRO-LM linear motor stages and PRO-SL/SLE ball-screw linear stages employ recirculating linear guide bearing system and low-friction sealing solution for extended life in industrial applications. Design provides protection from debris, while ThermoComp™ embedded temperature compensation unit ensures accurate positioning in variable... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Hexapod Positioner delivers sub-micrometer precision.

April 4, 2016

Offering linear travels to 110 mm and angular travels to 40°, HexGen™ HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servomotors directly coupled to actuator ball-screw. This configuration promotes drive stiffness and positioning accuracy as well as minimum incremental motion capacity (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 µrad for θxθyθz). Able to be modified with user-specific features or... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Silicon Carbide XY Air-Bearing Stage is built for precision.

April 13, 2015

Used for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced test/inspection, PlanarHDX is available with passive or active isolation systems. FEA-optimized silicon carbide structure and optimized air-bearing compensation maximize dynamic performance while maintaining geometric characteristics and positioning accuracy. This planar air-bearing platform is capable of 1.5 m/sec scan speeds and 5 g peak... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Motion Controller automates lab applications.

February 14, 2013

Using 64-bit floating-point DSP, Ensemble® LAB controls up to 4 axes of brush, stepper, or brushless AC motors. Full-color touchscreen with tabbed interface provides single press access to setup and operation screens, while rubberized front-panel interface lets operator execute operations such as jogging, homing, and manual positioning. Additional features include Ethernet and USB 2.0... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Automation Machine Controller integrates EtherCAT I/O.

October 25, 2012

Featuring PCI form factor and 2 RJ45 connectors, software-based A3200 Integrated Automation platform integrates motion control, PLC, and I/O. EtherCAT integration facilitates combination of fieldbus I/O with drive I/O in both motion and PLC programs, enabling A3200 to access millions of I/O points/sec while controlling machine functions. Connections are made by dragging and dropping... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rotary Stages facilitate precision laser machining.

May 16, 2012

Supporting tube diameters from 0.1-27 mm, CCS Series features integral pneumatic collet chucks, which allow workpiece advance without manual realignment to compensate for axial tube motion during clamp/unclamp cycles. Housings are designed to accept wet-cutting accessories, and stages tolerate inevitable moderate leakage of cutting fluid into aperture. Stages are particularly suited for... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Air Bearing Stage suits scanning and inspection applications..

February 7, 2012

Featuring non-contact design for maintenance-free operation, Model ABL1500 is driven by brushless linear servomotor with ironless forcer for zero cogging. Because there is no mechanical contact between moving elements, stage experiences no wear and service life is virtually unlimited with no lubrication. Air-bearing surface with opposing thin-film pressure accommodates heavy or offset loads with... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Linear Dual-Axis Stages provide 1 nm resolution.

September 16, 2011

With low profile of 85 mm, Series ANT130-XY offers travels up to 160 x 160 mm with 1 nm resolution, 75 nm repeatability, and 250 nm accuracy/axis. Stages utilize crossed roller bearings and direct-drive technology, which has no hysteresis or backlash, enabling accurate motion in both X and Y dimensions. Applications include data storage, semiconductors, laser micromachining, sensor testing,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages deliver nanometer accuracy on X/Y axes.

July 2, 2009

Cross-roller-bearing ANT95-XY and ANT95-XY-H stages feature 3-piece designs with direct drive, noncogging, frictionless motor for 5 nm resolution, 50 nm repeatability, and 250 nm accuracy in both dimensions. Featuring 60 mm footprint, units offer travel options of 25 x 25 mm or 50 x 50 mm with 60 mm profile height. They also include anticreep cross-roller bearings for maximized load... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages offer in-position stability of 3 nm.

April 28, 2009

Utilizing non-cogging, non-contact, direct-drive technology with no hysteresis or backlash, Series ANT95-L exhibits 5 g acceleration, 500 mm/s velocity, 50 nm repeatability, and 250 nm accuracy. Use of anti-creep cross-roller bearings allows 5 nm incremental moves to be accomplished. With universal mounting and tabletop patterns, stages are suited for high-precision positioning, disk-drive... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controllers offer full compatibility with EPICS.

January 19, 2009

Ensemble(TM) range includes Epaq, a bench or 19 in. rack-mount multi-axis solution, as well as CP/MP/CL single-axis intelligent drives. Device driver for EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) provides coordinated control for up to 10 axes of motion and associated I/O, with choice of open-loop stepper or closed-loop brushed and brushless servo motors in standalone or... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Vertical Translation Stage utilizes direct-drive technology.

December 26, 2008

With footprint optimized for space-constrained vertical translation, ANT-LXV stages can be used in range of configurations and use non-cogging, non-contact direct-drive technology free of hysteresis and backlash. Anti-stiction counterbalance is included to hold position against gravity with minimal motor current. Along with standardized universal-base mounting pattern, features include 2.5 nm... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Linear Translation Stages feature 2 nm linear resolution.

June 10, 2008

Incorporating non-contact, non-cogging direct-drive technology, ANT-LX Nanotranslation Crossed-Roller Stages come in 25 and 50 mm travel versions with ±0.3 µm accuracy, ±0.05 µm repeatability, 5 g acceleration, 500 mm/s velocity, and max load up to 8 kg. Standardized, universal base-mounting pattern allows integration of 2, 3, or more axes, while 40 MHz electronic circuitry enables... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Portable Tools

Photovoltaic Panel Scribing System travels up to 2.5 m.

May 7, 2008

SolarScribe Photovoltaic Panel Scribing System includes both mechanical and air-bearing versions of split-axis and gantry-style systems to accommodate all PV/FPD scribing applications. Controlled by Automation 3200 control system, it can maintain tight control of geometric characteristics such as dynamic straightness. Options include single or multiple step-axis carriages, Z and theta correction... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Rotary Stages feature large-area air-bearing surfaces.

January 11, 2008

Available in 3 models with tabletop diameters of 100, 150, and 200 mm, ABRT series rotary stages provide up to 70 kg load capacity with bidirectional repeatability to less than 1 arc-sec and calibrated angular accuracy to ±2 arc-sec. Manufactured from aluminum, they include assortment of mounting holes, T slots, and connector block for motor power and feedback connectors. Units are suited for... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rotary Motion Simulators test inertial components.

September 27, 2007

Providing velocity and positioning control, direct-drive ARMS Series features velocity stability of 0.0001% over 360°, position resolution to 0.02 arc-sec, and payloads to 230 kg. Absence of gear trains and mechanical couplings means no position errors caused by hysteresis, windup, or backlash. With rate resolution down to 0.002°/sec and rate stability to 0.0001%, simulators utilize... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Air-Bearing Stage suits precision applications.

August 17, 2007

Offering travel up to 500 mm, ABL1500 incorporates active air preload on all air-bearing surfaces. Opposing thin-film pressure maintains bearing nominal gap tolerance, and linear encoder feedback provides sub-nanometer resolution. Fully active preload, degree of stiffness, and geometric characteristics meet scanning and inspection application requirements, and total lack of mechanical contact... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Ball-Screw Stage features side-sealed design.

April 26, 2007

Designed with scratch-resistant aluminum hard-cover, Model ATS115 provides travels up to 600 m with speeds up to 300 mm/s. Side seal keeps dirt and particulates out of stage, protecting bearing surfaces from contamination. NEMA 23 flange-mounting interface enables attachment of variety of motors. Base mounting holes are accessible from outside of stage, and cover does not have to be removed when... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Rotary Stages provide 45-300 rpm continuous rotation.

November 2, 2006

Available in 100, 150, 200, 250, and 325 mm aperture sizes, ALAR Rotary Stages provide angular positioning and velocity control with axial load capacity of 300-1,000 lb. Stages are 65-160 mm tall and deliver smooth motion without travel restrictions. They utilize brushless, slotless motors with zero cogging and no torque ripple. Performance is assured with encoder line counts from 31,000-74,000... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Direct-Drive Rotary Stage has low-profile, planar design.

August 3, 2006

ABRS series rotary air-bearing stages utilize S-series slotless, brushless servomotor that exhibits zero cogging and torque-ripple free performance to promote velocity stability. Able to achieve resolutions under 0.03 arc sec, products come with direct-coupled optical encoder. Air-bearing surfaces lend to stiffness and load capacity, producing optimal axial and radial error motions as well as... Read More

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