Linear Positioning Drives

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission

Komazawa University and Varian Medical Systems Establish Japan Radiotherapy Education Center

November 30, 2016

TOKYO, Japan and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016  Komazawa University and Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced a new advanced radiotherapy education center in Japan. Located on the Komazawa campus in Tokyo, the education center is equipped with a fully functional Varian TrueBeam™ medical linear accelerator and offers hands-on educational courses for medical professionals and... Read More

Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Helsinki University Hospital Orders Four Advanced Varian Systems in Country's Largest Radiotherapy Project

November 8, 2016

HELSINKI, Nov. 1, 2016 - Cancer patients in Finland will gain access to the latest radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments with the news that Helsinki University Hospital has ordered four advanced medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR). The decision to acquire two Edge™ Radiosurgery systems and two TrueBeam™ systems from Varian represents the largest order ever... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Motorized Goniometer Stage has low-profile design.

October 27, 2016

Used to measure angles or rotation of object to precise angular position, 2.362 in. high AK130-15 has 4.724 in. high center of rotation. Table (4.724 x 5.118 in.) offers ±15° of rotation at speeds up to 10°/sec and has precision ground worm gear with 304:1 ratio and resolution of 0.0005° with 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. This and crossed roller... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Motorized Vertical Rotation Stage has 1.181 in. clear aperture.

September 27, 2016

Offering 360° rotation, 4.587 x 3.150 in. AR59-AV employs 180:1 precision worm drive and deep grove ball bearings to provide ±0.001° resolution when microstepping. Table parallelism is <50 µm, and 1.181 in. clear aperture allows for vacuum/electrical lines as well as optics. Replaceable with optical encoder for position verification, knob on motor shaft allows manual... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Manual Translation Stages are designed for precision.

September 14, 2016

Comprised of cross roller bearing, aluminum-bodied translation stages, XR-Series offers rear- and side-actuation. These 1 in. travel stages come with all components needed to have left- or right-handed X, XY, XZ, YZ, and XYZ configurations, and integrated dovetail feature for stacking can also be used to provide custom mounting options. Along with <150 µrad angular deviation in pitch and... Read More

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

Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Vision Systems

Varian Expands Access to Advanced Cancer Care in Bolivia

September 1, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Continuing its efforts to increase access to radiotherapy for cancer treatment worldwide, Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) announced the installation of a Clinac® iX medical linear accelerator at Instituto Oncologico del Oriente Boliviano in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. First patient treatments were started earlier in August. In addition to the installation of the Clinac iX,... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Micro-Translation Stage offers 25 mm travel range.

August 22, 2016

Featuring 60 x 86 mm footprint, M-122 Closed-Loop Motorized Positioning Stage can handle payloads to 11 lb with velocity to 20 mm/sec. Optical linear encoder provides 100 nm resolution. Extended service life and optimized guiding accuracy with minimal backlash are guaranteed by preloaded ball-screw drive and precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist. Product is suited for... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

New High Accuracy Positioning Tables/Nano Precision Stages from Primatics

August 19, 2016

High Accuracy Positioning Tables/Nano Precision Stages, from Primatics, Inc., are used in applications where high accuracy and repeatability and/or smoothness are critical.  All sub-assembly components are machined to very tight tolerances in order to achieve the required accuracy and repeatability.  Typical precision for these types of stages are measured in the sub-micron or nanometer... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motion Drive features 7-800 lb thrust capacity.

August 8, 2016

Integrating Model RG rolling ring linear drive with motion controller, Precision Motion Drive is fully programmable and meets requirements for precision winding/spooling, pick-and-place machines, X-Y coordinate tool movement, and other machinery providing accurate positioning and reciprocating linear motion. Linear movement of drive head is defined via software and monitored by sensors feeding... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Piezo Nanopositioning, Scanning Stage offers 1800 µm travel.

July 5, 2016

Meeting needs of micro-assembly, beam guidance, photonics, and optical metrology applications, PIHera P-620.2 to P-629.2 direct metrology stages are driven by PICMA® piezo ceramics and offer positioning accuracy of 0.02%. Flexure-guided piezo positioning stages offer vibrationless motion, virtually unlimited resolution, and accelerated response. Excluding rolling elements, there is no bearing... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Stepper Stage offers 2 axes of coordinated motion.

June 30, 2016

Run in horizontal or vertical orientation, closed loop LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor. Linear stepper motors STS-0620-R generate 6.0 lb with total stroke length of 12.5 in. for each axis, and 1.0 micron (absolute) resolution encoder allows precise... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Profile Linear Positioner offers 3 travel ranges.

June 17, 2016

With fully integrated linear piezo motor, Model N-565 measures 65 mm W x 20 mm H with length from 80 mm and travel ranges of ½, 1, and 2 in. Integrated interferometric linear encoder can resolve to 20 pm and allows incremental motion below 1 nm. Due to short signal period of 0.5 µm, linearity error of PIOne encoder is less than 1%. PiezoWalk® technology stepping drives are not subject... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Linear Positioner utilizes stick-slip piezo motor.

June 6, 2016

Able to be run in open- and closed-loop, 45 mm wide Q-545 comes in XY configurations. Self-clamping motor design, with holding force of 8 N and max velocity of 10 mm/sec, provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. In addition to standard product variations with 0.5 and 1 in. travel, stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities.... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Closed Loop Linear Stepper XY Stage integrates absolute encoder.

June 1, 2016

Low-profile LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with H2W motion control electronics package. Able to run in horizontal or vertical orientation, this open type positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors to generate 6.0 lb of force... Read More

Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

MD Anderson and Varian Expand Relationship with Acquisition of TrueBeam Systems

May 26, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has announced The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center signed an agreement to acquire six TrueBeam™ linear accelerators. Scheduled for delivery over the next 24 months, the six TrueBeam systems will be added to the 24 Varian linear accelerators already treating patients at the cancer center. "We have been able to deliver critical... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage uses self-locking principle.

May 13, 2016

Measuring 35 x 35 x 15 mm and driven by ultrasonic piezo linear motor, Model U-521 can be integrated into industry and research applications, including automatic micromanipulation, positioning of samples, or when adjusting optical components, such as objectives and camera lenses. Unit offers speeds up to 200 mm/sec with low inertia that allows for dynamic start-stop behavior with settling times... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensors suit factory automation.

May 10, 2016

Featuring contactless operation, Model LR-27 has 6 ranges from 1–8 in., while Model LRL-27 has 5 ranges from 10–18 in. Units feature 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, while axial termination versions utilize M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Operating from variety of DC voltages with choice of 4 analog outputs,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Stage handles payloads up to 22 lb.

May 9, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 1, 2, and 4 in. and velocity to 0.8 ips, Model L-406 delivers smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Recirculating ball bearings ensure optimized guiding accuracy with minimum backlash. Compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Stage provides 360-degree continuous travel.

April 26, 2016

Exhibiting angular accuracy of 30 arcsec, repeatability of 3 arcsec, and 0.324 arcsec resolution, RTS-DD Series is suited for laboratory, factory automation, and semiconductor processing applications. Low profile design helps minimize abbe errors when used with another motion axis, while brushless direct-drive servo motor eliminates backlash. Series also features optical encoder with precision... Read More