Our standard products are designed as modular stages so they can be mixed / matched together to form X-Y Tables to satisfy a wide range of application requirements.
XY tables are a set of 2 linear motion axes mounted perpendicular in the X and Y Cartesian coordinate axes direction.
XY Tables can be constructed in different styles, depending on requirements for:
- travel length
- space constraints
- accuracy grade
- Flatness & Co-Planarity
- 3rd & 4th axis or more added
- payload & application
Stacked AxesThis architecture is most common. Two linear stages
are mounted X-Y. Typical designation is X on bottom,
Y on top. This architecture also lends itself well to
uneven travel length. Products for this architecture are:
Integral DesignThis is also referred to as a compound architecture with a 3-tier design.Practical applications are limiting the travel length to 300mm. Available as Open Frame version with a central aperture or a Solid Top. Product for this style is: METROSTAGE
Split AxisRequirements for greater flatness, overall accuracy and application specific designare better addressed with an X and a Y axis that are separated form each other. In such a Gantry style architecture, the X-Axis is located on a base and the Y-Axis is overhead on a stationary bridge in a metal or granite structure.Products suitable for this architecture:
- Custom Designs
Moving Bridge GantryIn a moving bridge gantry, the Y-axis is translating in the X-axis direction on a bridge.Products suitable for this architecture:
- Custom Design
The key specification in X-Y table arrangements are the perpendicular orientation to each other, referred to as Orthogonality. Specified in arc sec or µrad (micro radians.
x°y’z” = (x + y/60 + z/60²)°
dx = Lx x Sin qx°