Linear Positioning Drives

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Mini Positioning Stages offer 1 nm or 4 nm resolution.

July 2, 2015

Available in open-loop and closed-loop versions measuring 21 mm wide, Series Q-521 offers travel ranges of 12, 22, and 32 mm. Piezo-driven linear positioners are based on stick-slip gearless motor principle with self-clamping motor design that provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. Equipped with integrated linear encoder, stages provide precision positioning and alignment of compact opto-mechanical components in research and OEM instrumentation. Read More

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Planar XY Air Bearing Stage serves precision motion applications.

June 23, 2015

To maximize throughput while promoting precision, PIglide HS uses magnetically preloaded air-bearings on Y axes and vacuum preloaded X-Y puck that floats on reference surface. Cross-beam mounts to Y axis via flexural coupling that provides yaw-compliance without sacrificing system stiffness, and gantry axis is dual air-bearing H-bridge design incorporating dual linear motors and dual linear encoders. Incremental and absolute encoder options are available, and travels reach 500 x 1,000 mm. Read More

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Miniature Linear Motor Positioners increase perfomance, not size.

May 27, 2015

Combining modularity, flexibility, and performance, mSR (miniature square rail) series is comprised of dual square rail guided, linear motor positioners with strokes from 25–500 mm. Models mSR 80 and mSR 100 respectively feature ironcore and ironless center-driven linear motor technologies and have width x height dimensions of 80 x 25 mm and 100 x 25 mm. There are 6 encoder options, which include magnetic incremental, optical incremental, analog sine/cosine, and BiSS-C absolute. Read More

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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 acceleration with payload of up to 20 kg while maintaining dynamic tracking and geometric performance. Read More

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Sealed Linear Stage handles light loads.

March 30, 2015

Measuring 80 x 120 mm, SLS Light offers max dynamic payload of 15 kg for direct drive linear motor version and 30 kg for ball screw version. Both sizes have proprietary linear lip seal design that integrates with stage’s anodized aluminum housing. Made from ruggedized polyurethane elastomer, seal resists chemicals, temperature extremes, and mechanical wear, and keeps out contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate, or liquids. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Voice Coil Stages offer positioning accuracy to 1 micron.

March 26, 2015

Measuring 13.5 x 4.00 x 3.755 in., VCDS-051-089-01 series features voice coil motor, ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and integral optical quadrature encoder with differential outputs. Standard models have 4.005 x 3.000 in. stage and positioning resolutions of 1, 12.7, 25.4, and 29.95 microns. Suited for manufacturing, medical, aerospace/defense, and inspection applications, products offer 2.20 in. linear travel, 6.0 lb continuous force, and 19 lb peak force (at 10% duty cycle). Read More

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Miniature Piezo Nanopositioners offer 1/2 to 1 in. travel.

March 20, 2015

Measuring just 22 mm wide and based on piezo inertia drive motor, Q-Motion Linear Positioning Stages provide precision positioning and alignment of opto-mechanical components both in research and OEM instrumentation. Self-clamping motor provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. Several options are available for Q-522 stage series, from open-loop designs to closed-loop versions and high-end feedback sensors providing 1 nm resolution. Read More

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Air Bearing Stages target research and industrial markets.

March 16, 2015

Frictionless for smooth, accurate motion, Air Bearing Systems include motorized linear and XY stages, rotary tables and stages, spindles, non-motorized components, and machining systems. As opposed to mechanical bearings, air-bearing positioners literally float on air, resulting in negligible hysteresis or reversal error, as well as optimal straightness, flatness, and velocity stability, which are prerequisites for high-end industrial inspection and manufacturing operations. Read More

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Linear Positioning Stage delivers backlash-free motion.

March 5, 2015

Building on rack-and-pinion design, ServoSpline™ employs drive mechanism that provides backlash-free motion and simplified control. Product provides simple motion commands and positions stage in x- and y-axis by independently driving 2 splines. In addition to facilitating deployment/implementation, design ensures zero backlash and extended wear properties to provide engineers with reliable stage. Read More

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Precision Hollow Shaft Stage comes in NEMA 23-compatible package.

February 13, 2015

Customizable, precision, hollow bore, direct drive servo motor system has NEMA 23 footprint and scalable encoder paired with precision bearings. This rotary stage enables automation and OEM engineers to add hollow shaft precision stage and realize precise positioning and smooth motion. Suited for fine positioning applications, product supports multiple options for encoder resolutions as well as choices between higher torque ULT or smoother UTS slotless motor technologies. Read More

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Motorized Positioning Stages offer 1-29.95 micron resolution.

December 31, 2014

Voice Coil Driven Stage with Quadrature Position Sensor and Home Switch offers 1–29.95 micron standard positioning resolution and 0.50–5.20 in. motion ranges. Linear stages are fully self-contained, and each utilizes one or 2 voice coil motors, linear carriage system, optical quadrature encoder feedback device, and home switch. Stages may be stacked in XY, XZ, and XYZ configurations. Continuous (stall) forces range from 1–23.0 lb, and intermittent forces at 10% duty cycle are 3.1–73 lb. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

Integrated Measuring System features inductive design.

November 17, 2014

Available for ball and roller rail systems, IMS-I provides feedback for distances up to 4,500 mm, and allows several runner blocks to be positioned independently of each other on same rail. Scale is integrated into profiled rail and protected by tightly welded stainless steel strip across entire rail section length. Rated for positioning accuracy of 0.25 µm with scale precision of ±3 µm/m, inductive measuring system operates without physical contact and is therefore wear-free. Read More

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Linear Positioner offers 0.5 micron resolution, 500 mm travel.

October 7, 2014

Able to be computer controlled, M-417 linear translation stage offers velocity capabilities to 100 mm/sec. Precision recirculating ball bearings provide guiding precision in 100 µrad range over complete travel range, low-friction ball screw with 2 mm thread pitch allows maintenance-free operation, and integrated PWM servo amplifier facilitates installation and operation. Incremental optical rotary encoder with 4,000 counts/rev controls position, providing unidirectional repeatability of 0.5 µm. Read More

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Linear Motor Positioning Stage allows multi-axis motion control.

August 29, 2014

Multi-headed linear motor positioning stage, intended for applications requiring independent control of multiple axis on single plane, is assembled on single piece of aluminum extrusion and driven by independent brushless linear motors. Guided by precision recirculating linear ball bearing blocks on single rail, motors share same magnet track and encoder scale. Each moving table has independent 1 micron resolution linear encoder head for position feedback.
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Linear Motor and Roller Guide Module offers 0.01 mm accuracy.

July 25, 2014

Combining linear motor drive with pre-loaded roller guide, ELB Linear Axis module is able to position high loads with repeat accuracy of 0.01 mm. Maximum acceleration is 100 ms-2 and maximum speed is 4 ms-1. Driving force of 150 N is transmitted directly and without gears to slide by play-free junction roller guide. Available in 50, 75, and 125 mm strokes, module is controlled by Bosch Rexroth IndraDrive controller or by Siemens SINAMICS inverter. Read More

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Parallel Positioning System offers 1,000 lb load capacity.

July 22, 2014

Supplied with C-887 hexapod multi-axis vector controller and software package, 6-axis Model H-850KMLD provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over 100 mm travel range in XY and 0.5 µm in Z direction. Repeatability in 3 linear axes is ±1 µm, and ±5 µrad/9 µrad in rotary axes. Applications include precision manufacturing and automation, astronomical telescopes, optics alignment, satellite antenna alignment, high energy physics, and semiconductor manufacturing. Read More

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Linear Stepper Positioning Stage supports closed-loop operation.

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. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Air Bearing XY Voice Coil Positioning Stage generates high force.

June 4, 2014

Offering 2-axis motion control, custom VCS08-700-08/350-AB-01-MC-XY is guided by precision, non-contact air bearings to minimize friction and reduce system pitch, yaw, and roll. Stage operates under closed loop position control, is driven by 3 NCC series moving coil type linear actuators guided by parallel air bearing shafts, and includes 1 micron resolution linear encoder on each axis. Each voice coil has 0.80 in. stroke and generates 35 lb continuous force (105 lb peak). Read More

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Linear Motor Positioning Gantry offers 2-axis motion control.

May 9, 2014

Featuring dual axis design, Model SRS-002-007/003-003-01-XY is suited for applications that require precise synchronized control of motion profiles. Each axis incorporates 1 micron resolution linear encoders for position feedback. Bottom axis has 1.75 in. stroke and generates 5.1 lb of force at 100% duty, while top axis has 2.75 in. stroke and generates 2.7 lb of force at 100% duty. Stages are driven by brushless linear motors which are guided by recirculating linear ball bearing blocks and rails. Read More

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XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage provides sub-nm resolution.

April 25, 2014

With footprint less than 3 x 3 in., Model P-763 provides 30 x 30 mm aperture and travel range of 200 x 200 microns. Flexure-guided positioning system is equipped with capacitive, direct-metrology position sensors and ceramic-insulated piezo actuator technology. With capacitive feedback, linearity of motion is optimal, with 0.02% deviation from perfect straight line. Stage is suited for applications such as image-stabilization, micro-lithography, nano-alignment, and surface metrology. Read More