Aerotech Inc.

The XC2 PWM digital drive is a small form-factor, high-performance, single-axis motor drive designed for motion control applications. It is compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire motion bus. The XC2 can control brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil or stepper motors at up to 100 VDC operating voltage and 10 A peak…
The XC4e PWM digital drive is Aerotech’s high-performance single-axis motor drive to control brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil or stepper motors at up to 340 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. All versions are compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire motion bus.
Aerotech’s XC4 PWM digital drive is a single-axis motor drive designed for brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil and stepper motors at up to 340 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current. All versions are compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire motion bus.
Aerotech’s AGV-SPO single pivot-point galvanometer scanner enables a larger field of view and reduced spot distortion for critical laser micromachining applications. A unique optical design effectively controls the beam entrance pupil to be coincident for the X and Y scanner motion, increasing the effective numerical aperture of the scanner system.
Aerotech’s XL4s linear amplifier is designed for closed-loop servo control of voice coil and single-phase motors, eliminating the non-linearities common with PWM amplifiers. The XL4s provides deterministic behavior, auto-identification, and easy software setup and features a multiple-core, double-precision, floating-point DSP that controls the…
Aerotech’s GL4 scanner controller is optimized for Aerotech’s family of AGV scanners to provide industry leading settling times, long-term thermal stability and micron-level tracking accuracy due to advanced features such as full state feed-forward, 192 kHz servo rates and look-ahead-based velocity control. The GL4 uses advanced interpolation…
The XR3 6-axis drive rack with field replaceable, front-mounted, 3U plug-in amplifiers support both linear and PWM topologies. The XR3 can control any combination of brushless, DC brush or stepper motors at up to 320 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. Both the current loop and servo-loop are digitally closed to ensure the…
Machine components such as bearings, encoders, and drive mechanisms are engineered and assembled directly on the granite base and bridge structures in an Integrated Granite Motion (IGM) system. Therefore, IGM systems are distinct from traditional stage-on-granite systems where discrete positioning stages and components are used in the system…
The ECO linear stage series builds upon Aerotech’s long tradition of producing low total-cost-of-ownership motion designs. Excellent positioning specifications, high stiffness and a variety of options and features combined with economic pricing make ECO stages a suitable choice for applications where robust motion performance is needed.
Aerotech’s ATX series linear positioning stages combine the performance capabilities of a high-precision crossed-roller-bearing positioner with the convenience and simplicity of a ballscrew drive mechanism. Enhanced motion performance and a variety of advanced options and features offer value and make the ATX series a suitable choice for use in…
Aerotech’s HEX RC is a 6-axis motion controller ideal for controlling robotic systems like hexapods. The HEX RC is 4U rack-mountable and compatible with the Automation 3200 (A3200) motion platform.
Aerotech says its new product feature, ThermoComp, is a complete mechatronic solution to thermal errors. Through the employment of integrated hardware and sensors, and a proprietary compensation algorithm implemented via Aerotech’s A3200 controller software, ThermoComp minimizes stage inaccuracy due to thermal effects even over extreme temperature…
Aerotech’s QFOCUS QF-50 piezo nanopositioning stage is designed for high-performance microscope objective and optics positioning. It offers 400 μm closed loop and 450 μm open loop travel, high speed, 0.01% linearity, sub-nanometer resolution, and 4 nm bidirectional repeatability.
Aerotech’s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics and excellent geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package. They come with a 40 mm x 40 mm clear aperture with closed-loop travels up to 100 µm x 100 µm x 10 µm (open-loop travels to 120 µm x 120 µm x 12 µm).
The ASR1300 high-speed, direct-drive rotary stage from Aerotech Inc. achieves accelerations of up to 8,000 rad/s2 and reaches speeds greater than 1,500 rpm in only 90° of travel, making it suitable for demanding tube-handling applications and high-throughput manufacturing processes. The ASR1300’s maximum speed of 3,000 rpm and its acceleration…
Aerotech’s HexGen hexapods represent a significant advance in six-degree-of-freedom positioning performance. The newest member of the HexGen family, the HEX300-230HL, is targeted at medium-load, ultraprecision applications ranging from sensor testing to synchrotron sample manipulation.
The Nmark GCL controls Aerotech’s AGV series scanners, reportedly resulting in industry-leading settling times, long-term thermal stability and micron-level tracking accuracy due to advanced features such as full-state feed-forward, 200 kHz servo rates, and look-ahead-based velocity control. The Nmark GCL uses advanced interpolation electronics to…
Aerotech’s QNP2 series XY, parallel-kinematic, piezo positioning stages combine subnanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact, low-profile package. The QNP2-100-XYA has a 50 mm x 50 mm clear aperture with closed-loop travels up to 100 µm x 100 µm (open-loop travels to 120 µm x 120 µm).
Aerotech’s PRO series industrial linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages are available in new sizes and with new features and significantly improved performance. In addition to the performance and feature improvements, two new sizes were added to the PRO-LM (linear motor) series stage line: the PRO115LM and PRO190LM.
Aerotech’s QFOCUS QF-46 piezo nanopositioning stage series enables microscope objective and optics positioning at high-speeds with nanometer-level performance. It is available in closed-loop travels of 100 μm and 250 μm, and open-loop travels of 120 μm and 300 μm. The QF-46 is designed with next-generation optical instruments and laser machines in…
Aerotech’s QNPHD linear piezo nanopositioning stages provide the benefits of both a stage and actuator in one compact, high-stiffness package. With a direct-metrology, capacitive sensor feedback option, high resonant frequencies, and high load capacity, the QNPHD is ideal for a range of high-speed and high-precision applications, such as scanning…
FiberMaxHP is a second-generation 3-6 axis photonics alignment platform built on Aerotech’s proven ANT nanopositioning product line. It is designed for critical photonics alignment in a highly automated, 24/7 production environment with no compromise in speed, accuracy and resolution, according to the company.
Aerotech’s HexGen hexapods represent a significant advance in six-degree-of-freedom positioning performance. The HEX500-350HL high-load, precision hexapod is ideal for applications in X-ray diffraction, sensor testing and high-force device manipulation.
The Ensemble QDe from Aerotech Inc. is a high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers.
The RCP-DELTA from Aerotech Inc. is available in four models that support payloads up to 3 kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1100/1300mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z-axis (yaw).
Aerotech's Planar<sub>DLA</sub> integrated, open-frame stages have high dynamics and exceptional geometric performance in a low-profile package.
Dr. Joseph A. Profeta III of Aerotech Inc. presents a Fast Track Seminar at the Cutting Tool Engineering booth during IMTS 2010. The video covers "Advanced Control Techniques for Minimizing Motion Errors and Nanomotion Technology." For more from Cutting Tool Engineering, visit http://www.ctemag.com.