Two-axis linear stepper motor gantry stage

Compact, low-cost, two-axis linear stepper motor gantries offer low force, high speed, high repeatability, zero backlash, and long system life.

Compact, low-cost, two-axis linear stepper motor gantries from H2W Technologies Inc. (Valencia, CA) offer low force, high speed, high repeatability, zero backlash, and long system life. Capable of very precise position, velocity, and acceleration control when integrated with a microstepping drive and indexer, these 2-axis gantries are ideal for precision applications such as laser marking, medical testing equipment, inspection systems, pick and place, assembly, rapid prototyping, wire bonding, and fiber optics.

Available in travel lengths up to 72 inches (both X and Y axis), these two-axis linear stepper motor gantries feature an open loop accuracy of 0.001 in/ft (85 microns/m and repeatability of 0.0004 in. (10 microns). For closed loop operation an optional encoder is available. Full step resolution is 0.010 (250 microns), however, when microstepped, step size resolution can be as small as 0.00004 in. (10 microns). Continuous force on both X and Y-axis is 6 lb. (27 N), peak force is 8 lb. (36 N).

For easy integration custom mounting holes in the base plate and the Y-axis stage are available. A complete package including an indexer and driver for open loop operation or controller and driver for closed loop operation are available.

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