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Aerotech’s Soloist SC spindle controller is an integrated control, drive and power supply for high-accuracy single-axis speed control applications.

With dual 32MHz encoder input capability and speed up to 30,000rev/min, the Soloist SC can return a velocity regulation specification of better than 0.0001 per cent.

To maintain this high precision, the Soloist SC makes full use of Aerotech’s linear amplifier power stage technology, which has improved linearity and bandwidth potential than PWM drive stage alternatives.

This DSP-based linear amplifier type is already used for nanometre-level positioning applications with high rate stability and quiet EMC characteristics that are also of high importance for exacting speed control applications for metrology, test and ultra-high-precision machining in microelectronics and optical component manufacturing.

The Soloist SC can run standalone for pre-programmed velocity control or in host mode where speed and related commands are sent through integral Ethernet or USB ports from a host PC.

The SC can also provide full networking access in this way.

Aerotech’s Windows-based IDE (Integrated Development Environment) software is included with the Soloist SC, providing diagnostics and program development tools for speed control.

The Soloist SC also includes a direct-on-line power supply for an 85-240V AC input.

The 10A peak, 5A continuous current drive also includes fault, brake and relay outputs and will interface with step and direction clock sources.

Aerotech’s Soloist SC may be used with third-party brushless-motor-driven spindles or supplied complete with Aerotech’s range of direct drive, air bearing spindles for disk drive testing, imaging and precision wafer inspection applications.


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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