Linear Positioning Drives

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

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

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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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Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Materials & Material Processing, Services

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

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Drives are available with fourth rolling ring bearing.

April 16, 2014

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives with 3 rolling ring bearings can be fitted with 4th, adding 2 more bearing-to-shaft contact points and doubling thrust of units. Products come in range of sizes with side thrust ranging from 7-800 lb. Travel speed and direction are mechanically controlled, suiting drives for use in equipment needing reciprocating linear motion component. They also suit material handling systems, spraying assemblies, converting equipment, and metrology/inspection machines. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage incorporates air bearings.

March 28, 2014

Incorporating 5 magnetically preloaded air bearings for both load carrying and lateral guidance, Model ABS-012-12-030-X provides 12 in. stroke and generates continuous and peak force of 20 lb and 60 lb, respectively. Base of stage is constructed using lapped granite surface plate and lateral guidance is controlled by granite straight edge that is mounted to base. Non-contact 3-phase brushless linear motor operates in conjunction with linear encoder which provides 1 micron resolution. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Nanopositioning Stage suits real-time imaging applications.

March 14, 2014

Consisting of large aperture piezo stage and digital controller, P-736.ZR Piezo-Z Nanopositioning System offers travel ranges up to 220 µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution, suitable for surface metrology, microscopy, and imaging applications. Controller can be quickly switched between focus tracking and closed-loop positioning, and also accommodates fast focus and freeze applications. Stage can be mounted on inverted microscopes from Nikon and Olympus. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages feature anti-creep linear guideway.

March 3, 2014

Available in 4 models that deliver 25, 50, 100, or 150 mm travel, MMG Series features 10 kg load capacity, uncompensated accuracy from 6–14 µm, and resolution from 1.0 µm to 5 nm. Integrated feedback encoder eliminates need for compensation tables or slope correction, while Z axis counterbalance kit eliminates engineering required to integrate Z option. Leveraging standard 3-phase brushless motor, stages can be used in constant velocity or high throughput point-to-point applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

XZ Positioning Stage Gantry is driven by brushless linear motor.

February 27, 2014

Respectively intended for high- and low- to medium-force applications, vertical axis dual rail stage (DRS) and horizontal axis single rail stage (SRS) are closed loop positioning systems driven by brushless linear motors that are guided by recirculating linear ball bearing blocks and rails. Each axis incorporates 1 micron resolution linear encoders, and dual shock absorbing dampers protect stage and payload. Respective strokes for horizontal and vertical axes are 13.8 in and 4 in. Read More