Linear Positioning Drives

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Linear Stage delivers high force density.

September 29, 2015

To optimize force density, XMG Miniature Linear Stage features ironless motor that delivers 100% cogging-free smooth linear motion. Motor design ensures that force variation along motor's electrical cycle is minimal compared to typical linear motor stage. With sinusoidal back EMF, XMG stage ensures that force ripple is also negligible. Stage is suited for stepping or scanning motion within microscopes, which require stable velocity or consistent force to move and settle as fast as possible. Read More

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

Miniature Piezoelectric Stage features built-in controller.

September 15, 2015

Measuring 12 mm in diameter, including closed-loop controller, DK-M3-RS-U-1M-20 Piezoelectric Mirror Positioning System rotates pre-mounted aluminum-coated mirror ±20° at up to 1,100°/sec with accuracy of 0.25° for precise, point-to-point positioning or dynamic scanning up to 100 Hz. Miniature rotary stage integrates piezoelectric motors along with position sensors, bearings, drive electronics, and firmware. Operating from 3.3 Vdc, unit accepts input via I2C, SPI, UART or analog servo interface. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Planar XY Air Bearing Stage provides vibration-free motion.

September 9, 2015

Offering travels up to 200 x 200 mm, A-311 PIglide IS Series features fully preloaded air bearings that provide frictionless motion, resulting in negligible hysteresis or reversal error. Single base plate design facilitates integration in tight spaces. By eliminating height and overhung loads of XY stack design, stage achieves 0.1 µm/in. straightness and flatness and roll/pitch/yaw errors of 1–2 arc-sec. Position information down to 1 nm resolution comes from integrated linear encoders. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Stage features internal motor and controller.

August 31, 2015

Measuring 210 x 210 mm with height of 50 mm, Model KT210-EDLM provides 100 x 100 mm travel with accuracy of ±13.6 µm, repeatability of ±2.7 µm, and linear runout of ±4 µm. Unit features point to point motion as standard; programming in steps; 1 external input and output; and communication via USB or RS232. With direct drive ironless linear motor, cable carriers, and controller integrated inside, stage is suited for space-saving motion applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Linear Motor Stage includes absolute encoder.

August 3, 2015

Equipped with integrated absolute-measuring encoder with less than 2 nm resolution, PIMag® V-551 offers travel to 230 mm and eliminates time required for referencing. Velocity to 500 mm/sec and quick acceleration is provided by ironless magnetic linear motor, resulting in accuracy and smooth motion. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage ensure guiding accuracy with 1 µm straightness and flatness per 100 mm. Read More

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

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

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

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