Linear Positioning Drives

Mechanical Power Transmission

Customizable Precision XY Motion Platform offers 150 mm travel.

January 20, 2016

Capable of operating in any orientation, 306 x 358 x 66 mm CXY-BS Series attains linear velocities to 150 mm/sec and has clean design with apertureless frame. Components include brushless servo motor directly coupled to zero backlash precision ground ball screws; crossed roller bearings; hi-res (0.1 µm) linear SS scale encoder; and optical limit switches with home. Orthogonality (10 arcsec) and parallelism enable X/Y travel with 10 µm linear accuracy and 1 µm linear repeatability.
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Top-Mount Smart Valve Positioner optimizes flow control.

January 7, 2016

Designed to mount directly to top of control valve, Research Control® SRD991 uses linear connection, which mitigates hysteresis between positioner and actuator by feeding back actual position of actuator consistently and accurately. Unit is available with graphical LCD screen, 2 levels of diagnostics, and variety of protocols including HART, PROFIBUS-PA, and FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1. All diagnostic features can be configured and displayed by positioner DTM. Read More

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Miniature Piezo Hexapod provides dynamic error correction.

December 28, 2015

With 1,500 g load capacity, 6-axis Model P-915KWEF is designed for dynamic error correction for 6° of freedom. Capacitance direct metrology sensors and parallel-kinematic design with piezo actuator direct drives result in compact and stiff positioning solution. Product provides 1 nm linear resolution, 0.07 µrad angular resolution, and positioning range up to 70 µm. Mounted inside rotary stages, Model P-915KWEF virtually eliminates wobble and eccentricity errors. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Motorized Goniometer Stage handles loads to 30 kg.

November 27, 2015

Measuring 160 x 160 x 100 mm, Motorized Goniometer Stage offers solution for precise measurement of angles or rotation of object to precise angular position. Unit provides ±15° of rotation at speeds to 10°/sec, 400:1 worm gear ratio, and resolution of 0.0005° with 10 micro-step per step stepper motor driver. Height of rotation center at 139 mm is suited for crystallography, light measurement, measurement of surgical cutting blades, microscopy, laser positioning, and inspection applications. Read More

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Precision Linear Stepper Stage offers stability, high resolution.

November 16, 2015

As 2-phase micro stepper motor platform, L-511 offers 2, 4, and 6 in. travel ranges and incremental motion as small as 0.02 µm for precision positioning. Recirculating ball bearings enable max load capacity of 22 lb and durability at repetitive cycle rates with velocities up to 45 mm/sec, and precision ball screw drive unit with 2 mm pitch is nested in stress-relieved aluminum base. Centrally located linear encoder provides 1 nm resolution if operated with MC Hydra controller. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment

Portable X-Ray Generator meets needs of industrial applications.

October 27, 2015

Able to penetrate steel, concrete, and other materials, Linatron® Xp portable industrial linear accelerator weighs <250 lb and can be integrated with PaxScan 2530HE flat-panel digital image detector or built into systems using computed radiography. Liquid-cooled version, designed for high-duty applications, can run continually without having to stop for cool down, while air-cooled version is designed to be used in short bursts with thermal recovery periods in between. Read More

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Linear Servo Motor Air Bearing Stage has 38 mm overall height.

October 16, 2015

Floating on air cushion without rollers or sliding components, frictionless PIglide A-141 delivers vibration-free motion with velocity stability and zero mechanical component wear. Miniature linear positioner has preloaded air bearings and integral optical linear encoder. Latter provides position information down to 20 nm resolution. Smooth motion, without any cogging or attractive forces, is provided by ironless linear motors, which reach velocities up to 0.5 m/sec and acceleration to .75 g. Read More

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Linear Drives offer automatic shaft cleaning and lubricating.

October 15, 2015

As option, Amacoil-Uhing Linear Drives are available with combination shaft wiper/grease fitting, which removes dirt from shaft while drive is running and simultaneously assures adequate shaft lubrication with manufacturer-approved grease. Shaft wiper consists of O-ring made of specially formulated rubber which is mounted in Delrin® brand plastic fitting. One wiper is attached to each end of drive unit. As drive moves back and forth, wipers push debris to either end of shaft. Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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