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Planar SL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages from Aerotech are particularly suitable for applications including surface metrology and high-precision automation. The Planar SL combines two axes of motion in a compact, low-profile package.

The Planar SL comes as standard with a precision-ground and preloaded ball screw, which is engineered to drive directly through the centres of friction and stiffness, resulting in superior geometric performance and accuracy, according to Aerotech.

High-precision linear motion guide bearings provide excellent straightness and flatness with optimal support of the moving carriage over the entire XY travel. According to Aerotech, the Planar SL structural elements have been optimised for the highest possible planar performance.

Key product features and specifications

  • Integrated, low-profile, XY, ball-screw stage
  • Long-life linear motion guide bearing system
  • Optional low thermal expansion glass linear encoder
  • Cost-effective, high-precision planar performance
  • The Planar SL is available with low-thermal expansion (3.3ppm/°C) precision glass scales on both axes for high accuracy and repeatable positioning over long periods of time
  • The linear encoder, available with amplified sine (1Vpp) or 0.1µm TTL digital outputs, is mounted near the centres of action, again providing an optimised stage design for high-accuracy positioning
  • The Planar SL comes with a 24VDC bipolar stepper motor. Aerotech can also provide brushless and brush DC motors with high-resolution rotary encoders preconfigured for use with Aerotech controls. A selection of motion controllers is available, along with software and drive electronics

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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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