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Publication Date: 08/1/2009
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Aerotech: Linear Motor Stage
Linear motor stages.
Pittsburgh, PA — Aerotech NanoTranslation (ANT95-XY, ANT95-XY-H) cross-roller-bearing, linear motor, dual-axis stages are the newest release and continue the evolution of ANT series stages. The ANT95-XY and ANT95-XY-H are three-piece designs that allow travel in two dimensions (X and Y). The sleek design provides an extremely low profile of only 60mm and a compact footprint. The stage comes with proprietary direct-drive motor technology, noncontact linear encoders, limits, an integrated cable management system, and two grades of accuracy.

The direct-drive technology has no hysteresis or backlash, enabling 5nm resolution, 50nm repeatability, and 250nm accuracy in both the X and Y dimensions. Both travel options (25 x 25mm or 50 x 50mm) come with the 60mm profile height.

The unit uses anti-creep cross-roller bearings for excellent load capacity as well as higher precision and smaller incremental moves. The linear motor stages utilize advanced direct-drive technology to achieve high level of positioning performance. This direct-drive technology is non-cogging, noncontact, high speed, high resolution, and high-accuracy. The unique drive and bearing combination, packaged in an extremely small-profile and footprint, offers tangible advantages in applications such as high-precision positioning, disk-drive fabrication, fiber alignment, optical delay element actuation, sensor testing, and scanning processes that demand smooth and precise motion. The integrated cable management system is designed for long life and to minimize drag forces.

Contact: Aerotech, Inc., 101 Zeta Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 412-963-7470 fax: 412-963-7459 Web:

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