For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design.
This year, Aerotech is honored to accept a Design News Golden Mousetrap Award in the Motion Control and Automation category for the ANT130-XY, a dual-axis nanopositioner in our ANT-series line of nanoMotion Technology products.
The ANT130-XY crossed-roller-bearing, linear motor, dual-axis stage continues the evolution of the Aerotech nanoTechnology (ANT) series of stages. The ANT130-XY is a sleek, three-piece design that allows travel in two dimensions (X and Y) and provides an extremely low profile of only 85 mm with travel options including 60 x 60 mm, 110 x 110 mm, and 160 x 160 mm.
This unique drive and bearing combination, packaged in an extremely small-profile and footprint, offers tangible advantages in many applications such as high-precision positioning, disk-drive fabrication, fiber alignment, optical delay element actuation, sensor testing, and scanning processes that demand smooth and precise motion.
Aerotech's direct-drive technology has no hysteresis or backlash, enabling accurate and repeatable nanometer-scale motion in both the X and Y dimensions. Performance is unmatched with high resolution (1 nm), repeatability (50 nm), accuracy (250 nm), and in-position stability (3 nm).
The ANT130-XY can be combined with other Aerotech ANT series products (vertical lift stages, direct-drive rotaries, and goniometers) to create unique, high performance, multi-axis systems. You can browse the entire, ever-expanding line of nanoMotion Technology products on our website.
We are honored to accept the Design News Golden Mousetrap Award for the ANT130-XY. Aerotech is committed to continuously developing innovative solutions for the motion control industry. Please contact an Application Engineer today to discuss your application's motion control requirements.