Press Release Summary:
Single-axis linear stepper stages have integrated linear encoder that enables stepper motor to operate as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with motion control electronics package. Stage includes cable carrier, and provisions let customer cables be routed within carrier. Stepper motor forcer and platen, 1-micron resolution linear encoder, bearings, switch for home position, and optional end-of-travel-limits are integrated into same package.
Original Press Release:
Closed Loop Hybrid (2 Phase Brushless) Linear Motor Stage
This revolutionary new series of single axis linear stepper stages, integrates a linear encoder into the single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate the linear stepper motor as a 2 phase brushless linear motor, when coupled with state-of-the-art motion control electronics package provided by H2W. This allows H2W's stage to achieve speeds and accelerations previously unachievable with a linear stepper motor.
The stage includes cable carrier to yield high cycle counts, there are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carrier, custom mounting hole on the moving table are available upon request at no additional charge, 1-micron resolution linear encoder, the stepper motor forcer and platen, bearings and a switch for home position, and optional end-of-travel-limits are all integrated into a compact package, and cables are terminated in a standard 9-pin d-sub miniature connector. This package is low cost, and has a short lead time for custom lengths and/or options.
To see a video of our stage in action go here: http://youtu.be/TPCgbfWZ6IQ