X-Y Tables deliver vision system positioning solution.

Press Release Summary:

OFXY open frame X-Y tables combine high resolution ceramic motors and compact TONiC(TM) encoders in design that provides 50 x 50 mm working through-aperture with sub-micron resolution positioning, better than 1 micron repeatability and 200 mm/sec scanning performance. Available models provide X and Y travel of 50, 100, and 200 mm in 3-piece design with dual precision cross-roller bearings for max load and high stiffness. Standard range includes integrated end-of-travel limit and datum switches.

Original Press Release:

Heason Technology's New Open Frame X-Y Table Range has Ceramic Motor Drive and Super-Compact Optical Encoders

o New open frame X-Y table range brings together state-of-the-art components for space saving and high performance vision system positioning solution

Broadbridge Heath, UK - March 2009: Heason Technology has launched its new OFXY range of open frame X-Y tables which bring together high resolution ceramic motors from its distribution partner Nanomotion and super-compact TONiC(TM) encoders from Renishaw in a unique design that provides a large working through-aperture with sub-micron resolution positioning, better than 1 micron repeatability and 200 mm/sec scanning performance in a durable and extremely compact design.

The first phase of the launch covers three new models with X and Y travel of 50 mm, 100 mm and 200 mm in an innovative three-piece design with dual precision cross-roller bearings for maximum load and high stiffness. The large through aperture provides a clear working area of up to 50 mm x 50 mm on the largest stage when extended to its furthermost X-Y travel position.

Aimed at vision, optical and beamline system applications in metrology, quality inspection, and NDT etc, the OFXY will easily outperform leadscrew driven stages for speed and precision, and its small footprint dimensions together with the compact size of motor and feedback components also offers a significant space saving advantage over other manufacturers linear motor based alternatives.

The standard range includes integrated end-of travel limit and datum switches, and supplied fully tested, complete with cable and connectors. Using Heason Technology's considerable design and manufacturing resources, the OFXY range is available for customisation to suit specific interfacing and fixturing requirements for OEMs and Systems Integrators. Furthermore, the non magnetic ceramic motor and non-contact encoder system is well proven and ideally suited to high vacuum applications.

Heason Technology also supplies a wide selection of matching ceramic motor drives and motion controls and are on-hand to help with complete motion system design including control cabinets and full cabling for the OXFY range along with other positioning stage technologies based on linear or rotary servomotors, stepper motors etc. Heason Technology plan to broaden the OXFY range in the future to include smaller and larger travel range options in a similar compact open frame design.

For company and technical information, please contact Jon Howard:

Heason Technology Ltd

Unit 6 Lawson Hunt Industrial Park

Guildford Road

Broadbridge Heath


West Sussex

RH12 3JR, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1403 755800

Fax: +44 (0)1403 755810

Email: jhoward@heason.com

Web: www.heason.com

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