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Aerotech’s Ensemble Epaq and CP/MP/CL series motion controllers now feature compatibility with the Epics open source control system.

Epics (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is used worldwide as a distributed soft real-time control system for leading light source (synchrotron) facilities, telescope projects and other large scientific experiments.

The Ensemble series device driver for Epics provides closely coordinated control for up to 10 axes of high precision motion and associated I/O, with a choice of open loop stepper or closed loop brushed and brushless servo motors in stand-alone or rack-mount packages.

Epics compatibility also permits straightforward access to Aerotech’s wide range of medium to ultra-high precision positioning systems.

The range includes direct-drive linear and rotary nano-positioners, linear motor gantry systems, ballscrew driven linear stages and worm-wheel driven rotary stages.

With both air bearing and mechanical bearing technologies used, positioning systems are supplied as standard components with motion controls or delivered as custom engineered solutions complete with machine base and cable management.

Aerotech is a specialist in cleanroom and vacuum compatible positioning systems.

Ensemble uses high-speed multitasking software and deterministic real-time networking between each axis to provide tightly synchronised motion and machine I/O control with microsecond level timing.

The Ensemble series is easily adapted to its application with a wide choice of stepper, brushed and brushless servo drives using high performance PWM or ultra-low noise Linear Technology amplifiers.

Drive ratings up to 30A are available through the range with higher power versions planned for the future.

Aerotech

Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech manufactures the highest-performance motion control components and systems for our customers in industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our products include automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed gantries; mechanical-bearing linear, rotary and lift stages; brushless linear and rotary servomotors and drives; standalone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; and gimbals/optical mounts. Custom, vacuum-prepped and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components are available. Aerotech’s precision motion control products provide the critical performance for demanding applications in markets including medical devices and life sciences, semiconductors and flat panels, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military and aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, assembly, research and development and others requiring high-precision, high-throughput motion solutions.

Motion controls, drives and motors

From our award-winning Automation 3200 32-axis machine controller to our Soloist series single-axis and Ensemble series multi-axis standalone motion controllers, Aerotech provides a controller solution to fit almost any need. Aerotech complements our controllers with our large selection of high-performance brushless linear and rotary servomotors and PWM and linear drives.

Linear and rotary stages, nanopositioners and gantries

Aerotech positioning stages range from economical ballscrew and gear-driven linear and rotary stages to the highest-performance direct-drive linear and rotary stages available, linear-motor-based Cartesian gantry systems, single- and multi-axis air-bearing systems and our complete range of ANT series long-travel nanopositioners.

Custom, vacuum and cleanroom-ready motion systems

If you don’t find a standard product suitable for your application, our expertise and ability to provide custom motion components and systems is unmatched. Our custom manufacturing capability is further augmented by our long history of providing systems for vacuum and cleanroom operation.

Since 1970, Aerotech has been committed to supporting our customers worldwide. We maintain a growing number of direct field sales and engineering offices throughout the US, as well as representatives across the globe. We also operate full sales and service facilities in the UK, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China.

We’d be happy to assist you with your motion control application. Please use the contact information below to enquire about our services.

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