Positioners

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

Mounting & Attaching Products

Work Positioners are built for ergonomics and efficacy.

March 12, 2015

Available with various lift capacities, base and turntable sizes, and vertical travels, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Work Positioners enhance ergonomics by keeping workpieces close at hand as to eliminate unnecessary operator movements. Heavy-duty, 360° turntable makes products suited for palletizing, de-palletizing, work station assembly, and manufacturing in diverse industries. Available options include oversized and beveled edge platforms, PLC and foot pedal controls, and detent stops. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Mounting & Attaching Products

Underwater Acoustic Positioning System operates up to 1,000 m.

January 21, 2015

Housed in palm-sized titanium enclosure, Subsonus USBL combines 8-channel calibrated hydrophone array with integrated inertial navigation system to provide position, velocity, and heading at depths of up to 1,000 m. Self-calibrating system requires no extra equipment or user intervention for setup, minimizing risk of operator errors. Operating on inverted or standard USBL scheme, Subsonus performs all processing and uses single Ethernet connection for data output. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Piezoelectrical System precicely positions microscope revolver.

September 10, 2014

Mounted between objective revolver and microscope stand, MIPOS R120 allows operator to switch between lenses without changing setup. Parallelogram design and solid-state flexure hinges make unit free of mechanical play and eliminate any evidence of friction and stiction. Equipped with capacitive or strain gauge sensors, unit ensures resolution in nanometer range, repeatability, and stability. System features up to 5 kg load bearing capacity, and resonant frequency suit dynamic applications. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Mounting & Attaching Products

Scissor Lift and Rotate System offers 2,000 lb capacity.

August 29, 2014

With Scissor Lift and Rotate System, users can raise cart containing pallet to proper height while placing product onto pallet and turning cart 360°. System is built with rotate bearing attached to platform below lift, with 4 mounting holes for securing to floor. Heavy-duty bearing can withstand load slamming from forklift trucks. For safety, system offers bolt-on bellows skirt to protect from pinch points, maintenance safety stop, and captured roller wheels to prevent table from tipping. 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

Mounting & Attaching Products

Positioning System aids inspection of large wafers.

July 9, 2014

Designed to position wafers with diameter up to 12 in. using precise hold and repeat positioning, Wafer Positioning System can be used as automated inline controller or as stand-alone positioner. System offers positioning in microseconds with steps of few microns and repeatability in nanometers. Typical applications include semiconductor and solar production, lithography, display production, surface structuring, surface inspection, measurement chips, and quality control. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

Tool-Positioning System minimizes setup times.

May 9, 2014

Based on VDI interface, Eppinger Trifix Tool Positioning System facilitates quick and accurate exchanges of both static and driven tooling for DMG/Gildemeister multitasking machines. System delivers positioning accuracy within 10 microns between tool stations and single-position repeatability of less than 5 microns at tool length of 3.9 in. After user initially aligns Trifix unit in lathe turret, further adjustment for subsequent tool changes becomes unnecessary. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Materials & Material Processing, Services

XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage provides sub-nm resolution.

April 25, 2014

With footprint less than 3 x 3 in., Model P-763 provides 30 x 30 mm aperture and travel range of 200 x 200 microns. Flexure-guided positioning system is equipped with capacitive, direct-metrology position sensors and ceramic-insulated piezo actuator technology. With capacitive feedback, linearity of motion is optimal, with 0.02% deviation from perfect straight line. Stage is suited for applications such as image-stabilization, micro-lithography, nano-alignment, and surface metrology. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mounting & Attaching Products

Crush Cut Positioning System eliminates human error.

April 9, 2014

Capable of going as narrow as .500 in., QUICK SET 0.5 can automatically position hundreds of knife holders simultaneously, within seconds rather than hours, with extreme accuracy. System eliminates potential human errors and optimizes setup time, allowing customers to reduce scrap. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Servo Shim Positioner handles loads up to 150 lbf.

March 18, 2014

Available in single and dual axis configurations, Servo Shim Positioner delivers accurate and repeatable digital positioning. Unit provides standard slide travel of 25 mm per axis and travel speed of 1 in. per second. Mounting in any orientation, positioner features lightweight aluminum construction, lube-free PTFE ways, and 24 Vdc linear actuator. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mounting & Attaching Products

OEM Piezo Driver integrates high voltage power supply.

February 24, 2014

Designed for dynamic operation of low-voltage multilayer piezo actuators and piezo positioning systems, Model E-836.03 can source and sink peak currents to 100 mA and provides output voltage range of -30 to 130 V. Running on 24 V, module also integrates high-voltage supply for piezo driver as well as other required supply voltages. PCB-mountable unit is short-circuit-proof and equipped with full over current and over temperature protection. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Mounting & Attaching Products

GNSS Modules deliver -167 dBm tracking sensitivity.

February 5, 2014

NEO, MAX, and LEA modules, available for u-blox M8 multi-constellation positioning platform, satisfy diverse requirements by providing scalable range of features: antenna management, integrated filters, data logging, crystal or TXCO, and multiple interfaces. In addition to acquiring and tracking all visible GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, and SBAS satellites, modules can concurrently track any 2 GNSS systems for enhanced reliability, accuracy, and acquisition time. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

Electric Belt Drive Scissor Lift Table offers static positioning.

January 6, 2014

Intended for manufacturing and automation, E-Series Electric Belt Drive Scissor Lift Table model No. LSBD04 is powered with mechatronics drive system using single belt, multi-pulley design powered by 480 V, 3-phase gear motor. This 59 x 40 in. unit holds static position to ± .06 in. indefinitely, can fulfill 120,000+ duty cycles in one year, and has 2,000 lb max capacity. Able to be customized to requirements, product also suits clean room applications due to lack of hydraulic fluid. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Rotary Micro Drive eliminates jitter and magnetic fields.

September 26, 2013

PC-controlled using New Scale Pathway™ software, New Scale rotating stage integrates high-torque, direct-drive piezoelectric motor, precision ball bearings, optical encoder with zero reference mark, and New Scale drive electronics and closed-loop control system. Drive measures 44 x 44 x 36 mm, has no measurable jitter, holds position without power, and generates no magnetic fields. Specifications include 350°/sec speed, 3,000°/sec² acceleration, and 10 mN-m stall torque. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Valve Positioners feature explosion proof design.

September 4, 2013

Designed for process control applications that demand high levels of safety, intrinsically safe Series 3731 requires single rotary pushbutton for start-up. Enclosure has separate terminal compartment, allowing direct cable entry or connection without spark barriers for cable conduit systems. If explosive atmosphere forms inside enclosure and ignites, enclosure will prevent passage of flames out to explosive surroundings. LCD can be rotated 180° to ensure relevant data is visible at a glance. Read More

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

Linear Translation Stage suits nanopositioning applications.

September 4, 2013

Based on miniaturized ceramic inertia drive that provides holding force of 10 Nm, miCos LPS-45 positions samples along precisely guided path with distances up to 1 in. Position of moving platform is measured by optical linear encoder with 2 nm resolution and controlled in closed-loop operation by electronic motion controller. Featuring 15 mm low profile design, stage is available in several versions for applications in air, vacuum, and non-magnetic environments. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Micro-Positioner produces motion with 6 degrees of freedom.

July 29, 2013

Featuring freely programmable center of rotation, H-820 Hexapod 6-Axis Positioner is suited for applications that require multi-axis motion and flexibility but do not need nanometer or sub-micrometer precision. Driven by brushless motors, parallel kinematic unit delivers linear travel to 100 mm, rotary travel to 60°, load capacity of 20 kg, and velocity of 20 mm/sec. Applications include industrial automation, alignment and assembly of mechanical components, micromachining, and X-ray microscopy. Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Valve Positioner provides stable and accurate control.

July 25, 2013

Operated with cam characterized air pressure control, Type-2000 Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioners provide stable and accurate control of rotary and linear valves. Base pneumatic version operates on 3–15 psig instrument signal supplied to positioner; mechanical feedback via cam is linked to spool valve that loads actuators for positioning. Electro-Pneumatic Positioner receives 4–20 mA input signal, and integral I/P transducer converts input signal to pneumatic output. Read More

Green & Clean, Mounting & Attaching Products

Smart Valve Positioners provide actionable information.

June 27, 2013

Compatible with most pneumatically actuated valves, Research Control® SRD 960 and SRD 961 are explosion proof and intrinsically safe digital valve positioners, respectively. Optional base model, SRI 990, provides analog valve control. SRD models include comprehensive valve diagnostics tool, which continuously monitors for fugitive emissions due to leaks and other unintended/irregular releases of gases to help process plants meet ANSI/FCI 91-1 standard and comply with EPA emissions guidelines. Read More