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Motion Control – Dual Feedback Voice Coil Positioning System!

Motion Control – Positioning Stage
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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W Technologies’ latest custom voice coil positioning stage (VCS08-350-LB-01-MC-F) was developed to meet the dual feedback requirements of the customer. This closed loop system allowed the user to monitor both position and force simultaneously and adjust accordingly. It incorporates a voice coil motor (NCC08-34-350-2X) which generates a continuous/peak force of 35.0 lbs [156 N]/105 lbs [467 N] with a total stroke length of 0.80 in [20.3 mm].

Motion Control – Rotational Voice Coil Stage quickly and repeatably steers an optical beam with a diameter of up to 25 millimeters over 90° with 25 microradians of resolution!

Motion Control – Rotational Voice Coil Stage

Quickly and repeatably steer an optical beam with a diameter of up to 25 millimeters over 90° with 25 microradians of resolution!

RVC-9025 Rotational Voice Coil Stage: Up to 25mm wide mirror; Controllable positioning over +/-45 degree optical; 5 arcsec (25 microradians) optical position repeatability; 1 degree optical step-and-settle in less than 5ms; Fully integrated servo controller; USB 2.0 and auxilary user electrical interfaces; X 58 x 28 x 21 millimeters, 30 grams

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Forestville, CA – The RVC-9025 Rotational Voice Coil Stage provides a means to quickly and accurately set an angular position. The frequency is factory adjusted to customer specifications during the manufacturing process. Amplitude of the resonating mirror can be adjusted through either an analog input voltage or the USB interface.

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An optional high-resolution position feedback sensor can be monitored by an analog output signal on the User Connector. The RS-25 Resonant Scanner can also be configured with a high-resolution 16-bit Analog to Digital Converter to quickly sample and report the mirror position at any moment if the position sensor is included.

Motion Control – High Speed, Closed Loop Linear Motion Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control – High Speed Positioning Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The SRS-006-06-050-01-EX single rail positioning stage is ideal for high-speed closed loop positioning applications that require both short and long travel distances. It uses a brushless linear motor to generate a continuous/peak force of 50 lbs [220 N]/150 lbs [660 N] with a total stroke length of 5.75 in [146 mm]. The non-contact 1 micron resolution encoder allows for precise position control. It is guided by a pair of recirculating ball linear bearings on a precision linear bearing rail.

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The entire stage is assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion, thus reducing the overall weight of the system. There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carrier. It has end-of-travel rubber bumper stops. A home positioning sensor, end-of-travel-sensors, and custom mounting holes on the moving table are available upon request.

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W Technologies designed a voice coil positioning stage (VCS05-060-VBS-V0005AR) to operate in the vacuum of space, using our voice coil motor (NCC05-18-060-2X) to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.7mm]. The absolute 0.05-micron (50-nano meter) resolution encoder is suitable for very high precision applications.

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It comes supplied with a ball slide which allows for smooth motion. The magnet housing is the moving part of the assembly so that there are no moving (flexing) cables in the system. This voice coil positioning stage has been manufactured using low-outgassing materials, as selected by NASA, in order to make it vacuum compatible.

Motion Control – Case Study: Custom Linear Modules – Lithography Masking!

Motion Control – Custom Linear Modules

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Woburn, MA –Motion Control Components Ball Screws – Case Study –
Multi-Axis Motion for Lithography Masking

Challenge

A leading supplier of laser processing equipment to the semiconductor industry wanted a next generation masking system for extreme UV lithography. The customer approached Steinmeyer with a demanding set of requirements. The motion system needed flexibility to provide fine adjustment during processing and coarse movement into a service position outside the optical path. Travel of 160mm was required in the horizontal axis and 50mm in the vertical axis, with speeds up to 50mm/sec and repeatability of better than 2 microns. The mask also needed to tilt as much as 1.5 degrees around the optical axis. Finally, the dry nitrogen atmosphere and strict boundaries on contamination levels made the choice of materials and lubricants challenging.

 

Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of Steinmeyer, designed an innovative multi-drive configuration. It features stainless steel, 12 x 5 preloaded ball screws. Two vertical drives enable both translation and tilt. A stage supporting both vertical drives moves the mask horizontally. The mask frame with the associated pivot points are magnetically preloaded, which enables easy service plus backlash-free tilt. Further, the motor encoder assembly is easily detachable for quick servicing.

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Special design elements regarding coatings and ball screw lubricants were also incorporated to address demands unique to this application. An eUV absorbent coating was applied on all internal surfaces to minimize signal scattering. Also, a highly specialized lubricant was selected. This PFPE oil is chemically stable under eUV exposure while exhibiting extremely low outgassing. It is also thermally stable, nonflammable, and insoluble in water, acids, bases, and most organic solvents.

 

To Download a PDF of this Case Study Go To – https://ballscrew-tech.com/2019/06/27/case-study-multi-axis-motion-challenge-solved-by-innovative-ball-screw-design/

 

The Result

The customer completed the full acceptance testing of the system. They are thrilled by the combination of coarse and fine movement in one mechanism. Plus, the system greatly speeds their process of mask testing.

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About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications.

Contact Steinmeyer for further information on their extensive product portfolio:

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Other Interesting Case Studies from Steinmeyer:

For the Case Study “Wearable Pumps” CLICK HERE

For the Case Study “Pipetting” CLICK HERE


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Motion Control – Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Accelation!

Motion Control – Miniature Stage

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

The VCS-1010D motion control linear position stage (pictured) features a 10 mm clear aperture and a 1 μm resolution digital position sensor, with differential quadrature outputs and a center index pulse. The highly responsive, frictionless voice coil motor has been optimized to keep the moving mass as low as possible for the fastest response times, and it has the lowest electrical noise of any motor type.

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These compact 76 X 41 X 38 millimeter motion control stages weigh only 255 grams and can be operated horizontally or vertically. Multiple sets of mounting holes allow for easy integration into new or existing applications. These versatile VCS-10 linear positioning stages can be custom configured to meet the users requirements. As an example, is the custom VCS-1010D (pictured right) with a 6mm lens and manual cross-axis adjustments.

Equipment Solutions is a leading authority in the field of voice coil motion control. Recognizing that exceptional performance can only be achieved through a system level approach, ESI also has extensive servo electronics expertise. Equipment Solutions motors and actuators are used in markets ranging from applications where our actuators delicately guide a laser beam over an eye as part of a vision enhancement procedure to military hardware that is battlefield certified, and everything in between.

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With a time-to-market as short as four weeks, Equipment Solutions has maintained innovative, high quality products. Equipment Solutions, never loses sight of the value of listening very carefully to client input, nurturing a cooperative working relationship, understanding the big picture but never losing sight of the small details that describe it, and perhaps most importantly, following through with after delivery support.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

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Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator

 

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Forestville, CA – The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.    The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors ‘C-mount’ is not cantilevered and so has no torques.  The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is directly compatible with the SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier.

 

  • 12 Millimeter clear aperture
  • 5 millimeters of linear motion
  • <50 nanometer positioning repeatability
  • Small Step Response of <1 millisecond
  • Threaded lens mount 70 x 70 x 50 millimeters, 600 grams

 

By design, the LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator rotates approximately 0.1 degrees or 1.7 milliradians for every 1 millimeter of translation.  Through manufacturing tolerances only there can be a small amount of pitch and roll motion that is induced during the intended translation.  These small but real error sources are routinely characterized during the manufacturing process  using our AC400 Digital Autocollimator to control product uniformity.

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Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Motion Control – Precisely Measure Curvature and Angles with New Dual-axis Pitch and Roll Stages!

Motion Control – Dual-axis Pitch and Roll Stages!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The precise measurements of angles and the curvature of objects are easily determined using two new Pitch and Roll stages just introduced by OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.). The PR100-45-01 (pictured) is driven by stepper motors and the PR100-45-02 is driven by brushless servo motors with quadrature incremental optical encoders.

The Pitch axis (lower stage) is a high precision goniometer stage which features preloaded cross roller guides and a high ratio worm drive for smooth motion over a range of travel of +/- 45 degrees. It has a typical accuracy of 0.05 degrees and repeatability of +/- 0.01 degrees. Additionally, this axis has end-of-travel limit switches.

The 100 mm diameter Roll axis (upper stage) has a 180:1 gear ratio for smooth motion and has a precise pattern of threaded holes for fixtures or tooling. This axis has an accuracy of 0.05 degrees and repeatability of +/-  0.01 degrees. The Roll axis has a Home signal for initialization. Each axis features a calibrated scale to visually display the angle. The maximum speed with stepper motors is 14 degrees/second and 45 degrees/second with servo motors.  The knobs of the stepper motors can be replaced with optional optical encoders for position verification.

The resolution of the PR100-45-01 stepper motor driven duel-axis stage depends on the resolution of the step motor driver resolution or the optical encoder if a servo motor is used. A resolution of 0.001 degrees equivalent to 3.6 arc-sec can be achieved using a10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver or an encoder with a resolution of 500 cycles per revolution.

The PR100-45-02 that features servo motors and optical quadrature encoders are used for very precise closed loop operation and greater speeds. The PR100-45-01 and -02 stages can be ordered plug-and-play with a fully a compatible multi-axis motion controller from OES.

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders.

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information, contact sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, FAX +1 818-436-0446 or E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com


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Motion Control – Case Study: Precision Ground Ball Screw Drives Universal Pipetting Module!

Motion Control Case Study – Pipetting

COVID-19 Testing / Sampling Applications

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Reaching New Levels of Speed, Lifetime, and Force Sensitivity

Woburn, MA –Motion Control Components Ball Screws – Case Study –

Situation:

In the area of automated laboratory equipment, servo-controlled pipetting modules are a key component of high-throughput systems. A major, global OEM had been using an off-the-shelf linear actuator to drive the pipette. This actuator had a limited range of capability in terms of speed, positioning accuracy, and force sensitivity. Although it met the minimum technical requirements and was cost-effective, engineers soon were asked to push performance to the next level.

 

Challenge:

The company decided to develop a next-generation system. Throughput was essential, as it wanted to target the largest hospitals and laboratories handling tens of thousands of samples annually. The pipetting module also needed to have enhanced flexibility to support a greater variety of operations. It should allow for a wider range of speeds and be highly accurate in both positioning and bottom-finding. Engineers were also tasked with achieving a 10-year lifetime with little or no maintenance. This high lifetime was critical because their business model included free field service. To meet these new requirements, the actuator would have to be redesigned. In particular, the bearing configuration did not support the required accuracy and sensitivity. The supplier was unwilling to modify its design. Company engineers realized that they would have to design a custom actuator.

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Resolution:

They came to Steinmeyer for a precision ground ball screw. They knew that Steinmeyer had world-class quality and a very wide selection of miniature screw sizes. For this project, they were able to consider shaft diameters of 5mm or 6mm, with pitch down to 0.5mm! They selected a 6mm screw to meet the challenge. Company engineers conducted extensive performance testing on the first prototype quantities. They put the new module through an exhaustive regimen of motion, and measured positioning, force sensitivity, friction torque, motor current, and other parameters. They verified that their module design met all of the new performance requirements. The company has since achieved FDA approval for the new system and formally launched commercial sales.

Future Plans:

Noise minimization is important for laboratory equipment. The next generation pipetting module will look to ensure the quietest possible operation. The OEM will be evaluating our proprietary super-finishing process called optiSLITE. This technology removes the largest irregularities left over from thread grinding of the shaft. The resulting surface yields a noticeably smoother and quieter operation.

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To Download a PDF of this Case Study Go To – https://ballscrew-tech.com/2019/05/17/case-study-pipetting-module-driven-by-ground-ball-screw/

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About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications.

 

Contact Steinmeyer for further information on their extensive product portfolio:

781-273-6220

infoUSA@steinmeyer.com

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Steinmeyer Ball Screw Resource Center

 

Other Interesting Case Studies from Steinmeyer:

For the Case Study “Custom Linear Modules for Lithography Masking” CLICK HERE

For the Case Study “Wearable Pumps” CLICK HERE


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Motion Control – Trust Steinmeyer for Linear Mechanism Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Mechanism Solutions!

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Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems

Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of Steinmeyer, offers design and assembly services of custom linear mechanisms in a variety of applications. We have a deep background in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept

Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether simple linear rails or multi-axis positioning systems, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.

  • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using as little as 3 mm width linear rails, to as large as 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
  • As an added value, our engineers will offer you optimized, innovative ideas for your design.
  • We can quote you a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!

For more information, visit: https://www.steinmeyer-mechatronik.de/en/products/custom-linear-modules/

About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications.

 

 

Contact Steinmeyer for further information on their extensive product portfolio:

781-273-6220

infoUSA@steinmeyer.com

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Steinmeyer Ball Screw Resource Center

 

For Interesting Case Studies from Steinmeyer:

For the Case Study “Wearable Pumps” CLICK HERE

For the Case Study “Pipetting” CLICK HERE


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Motion Control – LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator
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Forestville, CA –The motion control LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The motion control LFA-3404 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element.   

The key to this products immense success is its novel tubular architecture.  This arrangement provides a means to send the optical path directly through the middle of the motor.  The moving optic attached to the motors ‘C-mount’ is not cantilevered and so has no torques. By design, the LFA-3404 Linear Focus Actuator rotates approximately 0.1 degrees or 1.7 milliradians for every 1 millimeter of translation.  Product manufacturing tolerances are closely monitored so that both lateral and angular displacements about the motion axis are as small as possible.

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For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

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Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …

Linear Stage with Foldback Drive

Drive relocated to the rear

The task of this customer-specific OEM development was to create a travel path of 150 mm in 250 mm installation space, in which the load is wider than long. The available installation space had to be completely filled with an aluminum base body in order to achieve the necessary rigidity.

Integrated ball screw with synchronous belt

The ball screw was integrated between the base body and the moving carriage plate. It was also moved downwards via a pair of synchronized pulleys with synchronous belts. The transmission error of this additional transmission element could be minimized by optimally adjusting the pre-stress, thereby resulting in only a slight increase in repeatability errors. A compromise also had to be reached on the guiding system with regard to the guiding relationship. The lateral distance between the carriages had to be greater than the distance between the carriages in the direction of travel. Less stringent requirements for straightness made that acceptable.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer’s extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

 

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …

Zoom Unit

Sliding axes for the adjustment of two optics

Two lenses must be positioned relative to each other and also positioned together. Since the unit is exposed to stray radiation from the exposure process, lubrication must withstand these conditions in the long term. The basic solution consists of two sliding axes on a common guide system. Two moving sliding carriages have three carriages each, which allows them to move partially within each other in order to bring the lenses together as closely as possible. The drives consist of smoothened ball screw drives driven by a direct current motor with a rotary encoder. The motor encoder assembly is designed to be interchangeable for easy maintenance.

Designed for extremely dry environments

By choosing a PFPE-based lubricant and a special surface coating, the requirements for clean room compatibility and UV resistance were met. All accuracy-relevant parameters are verified by a measuring station after installation. This measuring station is located in the clean room and records accuracy, repeat accuracy, straightness, evenness and current consumption. Additional tests are performed to ensure minimum clearance in the bearing and smooth running of the drive system.

Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether single or multi-axis, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

 

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Motion Control – High Precision, Low Profile, Motorized, Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 Series and the AQ150 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50 mm (1.969 in), 100 mm (3.937 in), 150 mm (5.905 in), 200 mm (7.874 in), 300 mm (11.811 in), 400 mm (15.748 in), 500 mm (19.685 in). These 2 µ resolution stages (achieved with a 10 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver) are ideal for: Laser machining, testing, pick-and-place, inspection, sorting, wafer handling, semiconductor, assembly, metrology, and photonics in industrial, laboratory, and medical applications.

The tables, depending on length of travel, measure 120 x 120 mm (4.73 in x 4.73 in.), 150 x 150 mm (5.90 in x 5.90 in.) and 160 x160 mm (6.30 in x 6.30 in.) The AQ150 Series has top and side rail covers. Featuring a 4 mm per turn, precision 2 µ backlash lead screw, typical performance specifications of the AQ140 and AQ150 linear stages include: repeatability of 5 µ, positional accuracy 8 µ, straightness 6 µ, driving parallelism 15 µ, pitching 25 arc seconds, and deflection 25 arc seconds.

Constructed of aluminum and black anodized, these stages can handle loads to 30 kg (66 lbs.) and 50 kg (110 lbs.). These low profile stages can easily be ordered in an XY or XYZ configuration. There is a knob on the back of the motor for manual adjustments or it can be replaced with an encoder. An optional servo motor, encoder, and brake are also available. These compact linear stages are easily integrated into new and existing systems and are available as with complete plug-and-play systems or with a plug-in motor driver. For details concerning each stage in the series please go to http://oesincorp.com/motorized-linear-stages/low-cost-series/index.htm

About OES – Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders.

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information, contact sales team at: OES, 6901 Woodley Ave.; Van Nuys, CA 91406; Telephone: 888-777-1826 or +1 818-222-9200, FAX +1 818-436-0446 or E-Mail: sales@oesincorp.com or visit the website at http://www.oesincorp.com

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Motion Control – Voice Coil Positioning Stage – VCS13-108-LB-01-MCF from H2W Technologies

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The VCS13-108-LB-01-MCF voice coil positioning stage uses H2W voice coil motor NCC13-30-108-1SH to generate a continuous/peak force of 10.8 lbs [48.0 N]/32.4 lbs [144 N] with a total stroke length of 1.3 in [31.8 mm]. The 1.0-micron resolution encoder allows for precise positioning. The load cell with signal conditioner (100 N capacity, 1 N resolution) allows for 1-100 N of push/pull force feedback. It comes supplied with a rigid recirculating ball linear bearing. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable.

 

Motor P/N NCC13-30-108-1SH 
Stroke 1.25 in 31.8 mm
Encoder Resolution 1 micron
Bearing Type Linear Bearing
Moving Mass 1.5 oz 0.42 grams
Total Mass 6 oz 2 grams
Resistance @ 20C 4.8 ohms
Inductance @ 20C 4.1 mH
Electrical Time Constant 0.9 msec
Motor Constant 2.3 lbs/vwatt 7.6 N/vwatt
Force Constant 5 lbs/amp 22.3 N/amp
Back EMF 0.5 V/ips 22.3 V/m/sec
Force @ 100% Duty 10.8 lbs 48 N
Power @ 100% Duty 23 watts
Current @ 100% Duty 2.2 amps
Force @ 10% Duty 32.4 lbs 144 N
Power @ 10% Duty 200 watts
Current @ 10% Duty 6.5 amps
Moving Part Coil Assembly

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Voice Coil Positioning Stages – Overview –

The Voice Coil Positioning Stage is a compact, small footprint positioning stage. It is ideal for closed loop positioning applications with a short stroke where intricate position, velocity, and acceleration control is necessary.

Their compact size allows them to fit into small spaces. They have very low electrical and mechanical time constants. The low moving mass allows for high accelerations of light payloads.

The ironless core coil assembly has no magnetic attractive force to the stationary magnet assembly, which reduces the load on the bearing system, which increases the life of the bearing. There are no magnetic drag forces (hysteresis), which allows for higher accelerations.

These actuators are wound in such a way that no commutation is required for motion to occur. Electrical devices such as Hall Effects are not necessary. The result is a much simpler and more reliable system.

The VCS positioning stage incorporates the latest in linear motion technology:

Motors: non-commutated moving coil (NCC) or moving magnet (NCM) voice coil motors.

Bearings: Linear guidance and stiffness is achieved by using high precision ball slides or cross roller slides. Other types of bearings and bushings are available depending on the application.

Feedback: Non-contact optical or magnetic linear encoders with a center reference mark for homing. Typical encoder output is A and B square wave signals but sinusoidal output is available as an option. Analog feedback is available via LVDT or Force Transducer.

Limit Switches: Soft limits are typically used and monitored by the controller. But, if needed, end of travel limit switches may be included at both ends of the stroke. The switches can be either active high/low (5V to 24V). The limit switches can be used to shut down the amplifier or to signal the controller that an error has occurred. The limit switches can be an integral part of the encoder or can be mounted separately if required.

Hard Stops: Hard stops are incorporated into the ends of the stage to prevent over travel damage in the event of servo system failure.

 

Advantages:

  • Small Size, High Force to Weight Ratio
  • High Accelerations
  • No Cogging or Commutation
  • Custom Designs with Quick Turnaround Times
  • High Flux Density Neodymium Magnets are Used
  • Low Cost Economical Solution

Applications:

  • Mirror Tilt and Focusing
  • Z Axis for Pick and Place Equipment
  • Medical Diagnostic Probes and Laser Beam Steering
  • Vision Inspection
  • Miniature Position Control
  • Clean room

Stages can be ordered for any stroke up to 2 inches and any continuous force up to 100 lbs. The stages are built as the orders are placed, they are not stocked, as each customer requirement is different.

It should be noted that for both types of actuators (NCC & NCM) used for these stages, longer strokes are available but the efficiency or motor constant (Km) decreases as the stroke increases. This is due to the fact that the motor constant is inversely proportional to the stroke. If higher efficiency is desired for longer stroke actuators, the coil assembly can be wound as a multiphase coil and then it will have to be commutated. Please consult the factory for long stroke applications.

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About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

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For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.comor visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

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Motion Control – Open Aperture Voice Coil Stage Features 1 Micron Positioning Resolution!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – The compact HCDS-025-038-02-B1-01 Voice Coil Stage from Moticont has a foot print of just 2.000 in. (54.0 mm) wide by 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long and features a positioning resolution of 1 micron and a 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) open aperture. This precision cross roller stage has a 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) range of motion with 1.0 lb. (4.4 N) of continuous force and 3.2 lb (14.2 N) peak force. The zero cogging, clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed voice coil driven stage has a built-in home switch for accurate initialization. As the coil is fixed and the magnetic assembly moves, there are no moving electrical components to fail. Designed for closed loop servo operation an integral quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs is included.

The stage table is equipped with 4 8-32UNC-28 mounting holes. Pre-drilled and counter-bored mounting holes in the base and a plug -and-play wired connector allows for easy integration into new or existing applications. This black anodized voice coil stage with a clear aperture is ideal for: laser drilling, optical focusing, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, applications in industrial, medical, metrology, and research fields.

The HCDS-025-038-02-B1-01, voice coil driven stage is available as part of an XY or XYZ stage. It can also be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a controller. Other sizes and models are also available.

About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding their customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Our modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement our product design strengths. This enables us to supply our clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

We offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Moticont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: (888) 785-1804, Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: moticont@moticont.com or visit the website at http://www.moticont.com

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms – Aperture Stage

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Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

Motorized Aperture Stage

Highest precision and compact design

The aperture control is used to adjust a pass-through window for a power laser and makes it possible to confine a laser beam to any rectangular format. The pass-through window is formed by means of four individual apertures, which are positioned by two drives. The height and width of the window can be adjusted almost infinitely from fully closed up to a size of 25 x 25 mm (maximum open); the smallest adjustment step is 50 nm. The beam center is fixed and cannot be changed.

Driven by DC motor and precision spindle with belt deflection

Since the pairs of individual apertures must be moved synchronously to adjust the pass-through window, two individual apertures each are moved by one spindle. The aperture control is driven by a DC motor and a precision spindle with belt deflection – a design with advantages: Owing to right-hand and left-hand threads on one spindle, two counter-rotating movements can be generated with one motor. In addition, the flat design requires only a short installation length in the optical beam path. Since the pairs of individual apertures must be moved synchronously to adjust the pass-through window, two individual apertures each are moved by one spindle. In this process, the parallelism of the apertures that are arranged on opposite sides deviates only by a maximum of 10 µm.

Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer’s extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com/en/steinmeyer

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