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The AVS1000 is the latest addition to Aerotech’s range of vertical lift and Z-axis micropositioning solutions, and is aimed at the precise sub-micron elevation of large and heavy loads for semiconductor manufacture, automated tool alignment, vision inspection and laser micromachining.

The AVS1000 features a large through aperture and is also suited to microscopy or imaging applications where an optical path needs to run completely through the stage or where workholding fixtures can be integrated beneath the top plate to maintain the low working height.

The aluminium base material for the AVS1000 has a durable black anodised finish for the standard range with alternative electroless nickel finish for ESD protection applications.

Key specifications

  • Loads can be directly centred over the bearing system
  • The straightness of travel characteristics guarantee table-top flatness
  • 135kg centred payload capability
  • Available in 5mm or custom vertical travel range
  • Positioning resolution of 5nm from a 1,000-line rotary encoder
  • Calibrated accuracy of better than /-1 micron
  • Up to +/-0.5 micron bidirectional repeatability
  • A cleanroom-compatible version is also available, as well as vacuum-prepared versions
  • Working height of 140mm
  • Moving wedge design features a servomotor-driven precision ballscrew drive with heavy-duty linear-motion guide bearings and an overall footprint of 450 x 500mm
  • Includes a NEMA 34 motor mounting for use with Aerotech’s BMS series brushless and slotless servo motors for smooth cog-free motion
  • Choice of line driver or amplified sine wave output
  • Stages may be used individually or combined with Aerotech’s linear X-Y, rotary and gonimetric stages
  • Stages can be supplied with standard precision or with Aerotech’s HALAR accuracy standard
  • Motion-control solutions include PC-based software-only or hardware-based rack- or desk-mount packages that combine with advanced motion commands
  • Programming options include RS-274 G-code, Aerobasic, IEC61131-3, Microsoft .NET Framework and Labview for varying levels of advanced software and analytical functionality


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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