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Aerotech has launched a range of industrial-grade positioning stages that is said to offer high levels of positional and geometric precision for harsh production environments.

The ALS2200 range features direct-drive linear servo motors and ultra-smooth cross roller bearings in a hard top/side sealed protection design.

It is aimed at high-precision/high-throughput manufacturing applications such as multi-axis laser micromachining, which typically demands very tight velocity and in-position control combined with smooth motion and micron level straightness and flatness.

Free from recirculating bearing elements and with a high-power, cog-free linear servo motor, drive-induced stage vibration is reduced to minimal levels.

With a nominal stage width of less than 204mm, the range covers a choice of 100mm or 150mm travel with direct load up to 30kg, HALAR calibrated accuracy to +/-0.75 microns, a bi-directional repeatability of +/-0.2 microns and speeds to 500mm/s.

Positioning resolution is up to 3nm with zero backlash.

The small footprint ALS2200 contains the linear servo motor, anti-creep precision bearings and encoder feedback completely within its side sealed protection system.

A full-length metal way cover and tensioned side strap design has been applied.

The vertical side straps prevent debris from accumulating and are under constant tension to maintain a tight seal.

End-mounted motor and feedback connectors facilitate installation and dual X-Y stages can include track type cable trays on the upper axis for a neat cable management system.

The durable aluminium construction includes a scratch-resistant, Teflon-impregnated hard coat finish with the tabletop mounting holes finished with steel inserts to ensure long thread life.

Aerotech’s direct-drive linear servo motors and non-contacting linear encoders are wear free and the MTBF stage life is specified at more than 20,000 hours.

Aerotech can provide a choice of PWM digital amplifiers for best acceleration and speed performance, or low-noise linear stage amplifiers where customers require smoothness and in-position stability.

Both amplifier types combine with a flexible choice of Aerotech motion controls, which suit standalone or multi-axis use with advanced controls, such as the Position Synchronised Output (PSO) command that completely synchronises real-time multi-axis position with laser firing, camera capture, data acquisition or NDT test triggering to produce quality parts or critical accuracy test procedures.

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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