Aerotech’s nanopositioners provide lab accuracy on the factory floor

Jan. 27, 2011
Aerotech’s ANT95-R and ANT130-R direct-drive rotary stages are part of Aerotech’s nano Motion Technology product line.


Aerotech’s (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) ANT95-R and ANT130-R direct-drive rotary stages are part of Aerotech’s nano Motion Technology product line. They offer in-position stability of 0.005 arc sec and incremental motion of 0.01 arc sec using unique direct-drive technology, and are ideal for demanding high-throughput manufacturing applications such as disk-drive and MEMS manufacture and test, fiber-optic device alignment, as well as for super-high-precision laboratory R&D applications.

The ANT95-R and ANT130-R rotary stages are available in 20°, 180°, or 360° continuous travel. Maximum speed is 200 rpm and maximum acceleration is 400 rad/s2. Axial load capacity is 2 kg for the ANT95-R and 3 kg for the ANT130-R. These rotary stages also offer an 11 mm clear aperture that can be used for product feed-through, laser beam delivery, cable clearance, or application-specific requirements.

The ANT95-R and ANT130-R series are designed for compatibility and easy integration with Aerotech’s ANT linear stages. Together these stages provide the accuracy, stability, and performance required for current and future nanomanufacturing and inspection applications. Their low profile reduces the effective working height, minimizing “stack-up” related errors when used as part of a multi-axis system.

The ANT95-R and ANT130-R were designed to operate in a 24/7 manufacturing environment while providing laboratory-grade accuracy. Unlike other extremely precise rotary devices, they require no periodic maintenance, and direct-drive technology ensures years of trouble-free operation.

Aerotech offers a complete motion system solution to get the most from your ANT series stage. Motion control options include the software-only 1-32 axis Automation 3200 machine controller, the stand-alone 1-10 axis Ensemble series motion controller, and the stand-alone single-axis Soloist series. Both PWM and ultra-low-noise linear amplifiers are available to complete your Aerotech motion system.

SOURCE: Aerotech

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