Linear Positioning Drives

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

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