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Publication Date: 02/1/2011
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New Vertical Translation Stage from Aerotech
Vertical translation stage.
Pittsburgh, PA — Aerotech has introduced the VTS300 vertical translation stage, which can position loads up to 450kg (1000lb) over travels from 500 to 200mm with ±25 —m accuracy. In addition, the high resolution positioning control is provided with ±10µm bi-directional repeatability.

According to the company, the system incorporates the highest quality components to provide superior positioning performance over a long service life. These include a high-stiffness aluminum-alloy base and table and pre-loaded angular contact ball-bearings that support the 0.1-in./rev lead-screw. Linear motion guide bearings reportedly provide excellent payload capability and long life, even with heavy offset loads, as well as outstanding accuracy, flatness, and straightness over the full travel range.

The stages are offered with matched stepping or NEMA 23 or 34 brushless servomotors that drive a high capacity 90° gearbox. Motors can be left-, right-, or rear-oriented. In addition to movable limit switches to adjust travel range, vacuum preparation is available for operation in vacuum chambers from 10-3 to 10-6 torr.

Applications range from step and settle placement to high force generation. Multiple units can be combined for lift and tip/tilt motion to provide a flexible, high performance, multi-axis motion solution.

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

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