Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Stepper Positioning Stage supports closed-loop operation.

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Press Release Summary:

July 18, 2014 - Incorporating linear stepper motor along with 1 micron resolution linear encoder, LSS-060-04-006-ME has stroke of 60 in. and generates 6 lb of continuous force. Moving stepper forcer suits applications with acceleration from 0.5–1.5 m/sec and payloads of <1 kg. While operation is possible under open loop control using 2-phase microstepping driver, stage can also be operated under closed-loop using linear encoder and motion control electronics package.

H2W Technologies, Inc.

26470 Ruether Ave. #102, Santa Clarita, CA, 91350, USA

Original Press Release

Linear Stepper Positioning Stage

Press release date: July 15, 2014

H2W introduces the LSS-060-04-006-ME linear stepper positioning stage which is part of the LSS series family.  This stage has a stroke of 60 in [1500 mm and generates 6 lbs [26.6 N of continuous force.  It incorporates a 1 micron resolution linear encoder, which when operated under closed loop control, improves system accuracy and repeatability.

This LSS series is a linear stepper positioning stage, which integrates H2W’s linear stepper motor along with a linear encoder.  The moving stepper forcer has a lower mass, which makes it ideal for high acceleration applications (0.5 to 1.5 meters per second) with light payloads (less than 1 kg). The stage can be operated under open loop control using a standard off the shelf two-phase microstepping driver. However, for better performance the stage can be operated under closed-loop using a linear encoder and a state-of-the-art motion control electronics package, available for purchase from H2W, which allows the stepper to be operated as a two-phase brushless linear motor.

LSS Series Advantages:
• Lower cost than a comparable brushless linear motor system.
• Higher speeds than ball screw stages.
• Higher accuracies than belt stage.
• Longer available strokes than voice coil stages.

Custom strokes, forces, and feedback resolution configurations available.

H2W Technologies is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry.  The complete line of linear electric motors includes: single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors.  Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control requirements.

For additional information please contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26470 Ruether Avenue #102, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at www.h2wtech.com.

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