Linear Ball-Screw Stage suits laser-machining applications.

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Model ATS1000 incorporates rigid base, brushless servomotor, precision-ground ball screw, and sealed linear-motion guide bearings with integral wipers. Tabletop utilizes stainless steel helicoil inserts to protect mounting holes against thread wear. Full bellows and hardcover waycovers are available. Optional air-purge fitting allows air to be forced into body of stage, creating positive pressure that further prevents particulates from entering stage.

Original Press Release:

Economical Linear Ball-Screw Stages for Laser Machining Applications

o Precision-ground ball screw
o Long-life linear motion guide bearing system
o Low-cost, high-performance stage
o Optional bellows or hardcover waycovers

The ATS1000 is a compact, high-performance stage that is as accurate as it is versatile. It provides a small cross section, medium payload capacity, and environmentally protected, cost-effective solution for precision applications. A rigid base and high-performance brushless servomotor make the ATS1000 the stage of choice in industrial applications such as laser machining, or in any other application requiring high accuracy in a production environment.

Construction Features
The tabletop utilizes stainless steel helicoil inserts to protect mounting holes against thread wear. For industrial applications that expose the stage to debris, full bellows or hardcover waycovers are available. These durable waycovers protect both the precision-ground ball screw and linear guide bearing system over the entire travel of the stage. An optional air-purge fitting is available that allows air to be forced into the body of the stage. This creates a positive pressure that further prevents particulates from entering the stage.

High Performance and Versatility
Sealed linear motion guide bearings with integral wipers are incorporated to provide excellent payload capability and long life. The precision-ground ball screw offers application versatility by providing high speed without sacrificing resolution or accuracy. The optional HALAR factory calibration option is available to further increase standard accuracy and repeatability.

Motor and Drives
All ATS1000 Series stages include Aerotech's high performance BMS series brushless, slotless servomotor. Aerotech manufactures a wide range of matching drives and controls to provide a fully integrated and optimized motion solution.

To learn more about the ATS1000, please contact Ron Rekowski at Aerotech, Inc., 101 Zeta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, 412-963-7470, 412-963-7459,,

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