Linear Motor Optimized for Precise Contouring
Thu, 07/09/2009 - 12:49pm
AGS15000 series Cartesian Gantries are designed for ultra-precision, high-dynamic contouring. The planar design minimizes dynamic pitch errors at the workpoint. These gantry systems provide outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms including precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, printed electronics, flat sheet processing, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations, and high-accuracy inspection. Aerotech’s BLM and BLMH series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS15000 to speeds of 3 m/s and accelerations of 5 g. Dual linear motors and encoders are included on the lower axis for ultimate performance and precision. The rugged noncontact optical linear encoders offer resolutions to one nanometer when coupled with Aerotech’s encoder multiplier. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, this gantry design ensures high accuracy under varying operating conditions. All elements of the AGS15000 were designed for precision as well as a long, trouble-free life.