Linear Positioning Drives

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 research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, QA testing, and micromachining. 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 back to electronic control unit. Drive stores up to 20 programs which are recalled at touch of button. 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 rumble to affect uniformity or straightness of motion. Resolution is down to 0.1 nm. 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 positioning. Also, use of absolute encoders eliminates need to use home position sensors. 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 to sliding friction effects and achieve virtually wear-free motion. 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. High resolution option with integral linear position encoder providing 1 nm resolution is available. 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 with total stroke length of 12.5 in. (each axis). Use of 1.0 micron resolution encoder fosters precise positioning. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & 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... 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 in milliseconds. Integrated optical linear encoder provides position feedback with 100 nm resolution. 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, sensors are suited for solar cell positioners, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. 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 higher velocity. Mounted on motor shaft, integrated rotary encoder sensor provides position feedback. 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 index mark for homing, and 30 mm through-bore to enable routing of vacuum or high-voltage lines. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Motorized Linear Stages offer optimized moment load stability.

April 5, 2016

With patented bolt-on design, WGS Series can be directly coupled to size 17 and size 23 step motors, simplifying design by eliminating assembly time and previously required couplings. Over 20 lead screw configurations and multiple motor size and stack options are available. Stages are suited for variety of applications, including blood analyzers, microscopy, auto-samplers, industrial X-Y stages, and semiconductor inspection equipment. Read More

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

Mini Ultrasonic Piezo Rotary Stage has integrated encoder.

April 4, 2016

Self-locking without the need of brake, U-62x's ultrasonic piezomotors are positioners that reach velocities up to 720°/sec. Integrated, direct-measuring, incremental encoders ensure resolution down to 1/1000°, while self-clamping, ultrasonic motor eliminates jitter/drift and holding current. Available in 20, 30 or 50 mm widths and 10, 12 or 19 mm heights, positioners offer 360° rotation range and quiet operation. Piezo ceramic ring motor directly drives rotating platform. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Hexapod Positioner delivers sub-micrometer precision.

April 4, 2016

Offering linear travels to 110 mm and angular travels to 40°, HexGen™ HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servomotors directly coupled to actuator ball-screw. This configuration promotes drive stiffness and positioning accuracy as well as minimum incremental motion capacity (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 µrad for θxθyθz). Able to be modified with user-specific features or mounting patterns, product comes with A3200 motion control and visualization software. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motor Stages offer linear velocities up to 900 mm/s.

April 1, 2016

Featuring fully sealed design measuring 20.866 x 8.075 x 2.441 in., LM3 Series provides 300 mm travel with 15 µm accuracy, 1 µm repeatability, 5 µm flatness, and 5 µm straightness. Low-profile units include ironless linear servomotors and recirculating ball linear ways, linear SS scale encoder, optical limit switches, hard coverings with side seals, and integrated cable management. Stages are suited for inspection, scanning, optical positioning, laser marking, and machining applications. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Linear Motor Scanning Stage offers 8 x 8 in. travel.

March 24, 2016

Driven by ironless direct drive linear motors, Model L-731 offers solid velocity to 100 mm/sec for inspection, automation, photonics, metrology, and microscopy applications. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist provide guiding accuracy of 1.5 µm straightness/flatness for loads up to 20 kg. Integrated optical reference encoder and limit switch provide further positioning control and accuracy for compact stage with 5 nm resolution. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Velmex BiSlide® Pan and Tilt System Used on Several Shots for Oscar Nominated Anomalisa

March 18, 2016

Dick Kaneshiro, an owner of Velmex positioning systems for stop-motion photography, recently completed camera work on the film Anomalisa. The film, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Film category, was shot in part using a camera rig Kaneshiro designed and comprised of several Velmex BiSlides Stages and Rotary Tables. In additional to rotating movement through the Rotary Tables, the... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Positioning Stage supports up to 22 lb payload.

March 8, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 26, 52, and 102 mm and velocity to 20 mm/sec, L-509 positioner delivers smooth motion with unidirectional repeatability down to 0.1 micron. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist lend to guiding accuracy with minimum backlash, while noncontact optical limit switches and reference point switches with direction sensing in middle of travel range simplify use in automation tasks. Two encoder options are available. Read More