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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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Linear Motor from Aerotech
Vertical linear positioning stage.
Pittsburgh, PA — Aerotech's ANT130-5-V is a linear-motor-driven wedge-style vertical lift stage that provides the excellent resolution, accuracy, and in-position stability required in nanopositioning applications, offering travel up to 5mm. It is a precision stage that is designed for industrial applications.

The stage is intended for standalone use or can be seamlessly integrated with other stages in the company's ANT stage family for a superior multi-axis nanopositioning system.

The stages utilize advanced direct-drive technology, as well as anti-creep crossed-roller bearings to achieve the highest level of positioning performance. The direct-drive technology is described as non-cogging, noncontact, high-speed, high-resolution, and high-accuracy. The lack of hysteresis or backlash enables accurate and repeatable nanometer motion. The unique drive and bearing combination, packaged in an extremely compact profile and footprint, offers tangible advantages in high-precision positioning applications such as disk-drive fabrication, fiber alignment, optical delay element actuation, sensor testing, and scanning processes that demand smooth, precise, stable, and repeatable motion.

The unit and its family have universal mounting and tabletop patterns that allow for easy system integration. Two, three, or more axes can be easily combined for flexible system designs and multi-axis configurations.

Outstanding accuracy, position repeatability, and in-position stability require high system resolution. The ANT130-5-V stage's 2nm minimum incremental step size provides this high level of performance.

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

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