New Three-Axes Positioning Stages Developed by Combining a Rotary Stage and Two Goniometers

Press Release Summary:

  • Rotary axis is equipped with a HOME switch to signal the HOME position
  • Equipped with a positive and negative limit switches to signal the motion controller
  • Ideal for Laser scanning, drilling and machining, reverse engineering, inspection, assembly, measurements, tracking and positioning

Original Press Release:

A New Series of High Precision Three-Axes Positioning Stages Feature Four Motor Options!

Van Nuys, CA – Four new three-axes stages from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) are the ideal choices for: Laser scanning, drilling, and machining, reverse engineering, inspection, assembly, measurements, tracking, and positioning.

The YPR-45-15-60 Series of Three-axes Stages were developed through the integration of a 60 mm diameter rotary stage (upper axis) capable of 360 degrees of continuous operation, and two goniometers (middle and lower axes) each having travel ranges of +/- 15 degrees and +/- 45 respectively.

This series of three-axes stages feature four motor options.  The -01 option is Stepper Motor driven, the -02 option is Three Phase-Servo Motor driven, the -03 is DC Servo Motor Driven, and the -04 option is Stepper Motor Driven with Quadrature Optical Encoders for position verification.

The rotary axis of the -01 and -04 versions has a maximum rotational speed of 30 degrees per second and has resolution of 0.002 degrees when 10 Micro-steps per Step Motor Driver is in use.  The positional accuracy is 0.05 degrees, and repeatability is +/-0.01 degrees.  The -02 and -03 versions move at the speed up to 45 degrees per second. This rotary axis has a precision pattern of threaded holes for mounting tooling or fixtures.

The goniometer (middle and lower) axes of the -01 and -04 versions have a maximum speed of 14 degrees per second.  The positional accuracy of each axis is 0.05 degrees, and repeatability is +/-0.01 degrees.  The -02 and -03 servo motor versions with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoders travel at up to 45 degrees per second with greater resolution, accuracy, and repeatability.

The rotary axis is equipped with a HOME switch to signal the motion controller the HOME position.

The other two axes are equipped with a positive and negative limit switches to signal the motion controller that end of travel is reached.  All axes have calibrated scales for visual inspection.

Each of these stages can be ordered with a fully plug-and-play compatible multi-axis motion controller for any motor combination from OES. 

About OES

Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides.  Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders.

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment.  Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc's. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information, contact our sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, or E-Mail: [email protected] or visit the Web site at:

For additional information regarding this release prior to publication please contact:
Don Wismann
681 Hood PI SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Office: +1-505-234-1182
Cell: +1-760-497-0776

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