Linear Motor Driven Stage
Lineax-6 Linear Motor Driven Stage
A linear motor driven stage suitable for applications where reliable 24/7 operation, precision positioning and ease of use are desirable characteristics. The versatile 150 mm x 46mm envelope is well suited for many instrument type machines and robotic devices.
Lineax-8 Linear Motor Driven Stage
A brushless linear servo-motor driven stage that combines very high speed and precision sub-micron positioning. This is the perfect combination for high throughput and demanding linear motion applications.
Lineax-10 Linear Motor Drive Stage
A powerful precision stage integrating modern positioning technology with robust payload capability, expanding the high precision performance envelope to include high payload and long travel applications.
A linear stage or translation stage is a component of a precise motion system used to restrict an object to a single axis of motion. Combining as many as three-axis or x-y-z stages can offer six-axis movement.
Linear motor driven stage systems are built for acceleration and high speed. These stages lack the inertia and mechanical gearing advantage of traditional screw driven stages and are therefore more application specific. The applied payload directly affects the acceleration rate according to Newton’s familiar relationship, Force = Mass x Acceleration (F=MA). The ability of the stage to reach a specific speed, will affect the cycle time or throughput.
Linear stages are now found in many industrial applications, including but not limited to:
- Lab automation
- Material Science
- Photonics and optics
- Two sided part access
Examples of products relying upon linear stages are:
- Laser beams steering in eye surgery
- Mirror positioning in telescopes
- Industrial instrumentation pointing
- Equipment in vacuum environments