13 October 2021
Aerotech to present linear positioning tables controlled by the new Automation1 platform
From 23 to 25 November, Aerotech will be present at the "SPS - smart production solutions" trade show in Nuremberg. It is using the trade fair to demonstrate the advantages of its PRO Series positioning tables with direct drive linear motors to the market. Four PRO-LM linear stages, controlled by the new Automation1 control platform, will be on show live at stand 351 in hall 3.
"We have some of the direct-drive linear stages in action at our stand," explains Simon Smith, European Director Aerotech, from Ramsdell. "Based on the set-up, we can demonstrate our extensive know-how in the design of these linear tables, including cable management." The tables are capable of high speed motion with very good velocity regulation. However, it is not only the speed and positioning performance that is characteristic, but also their robustness. The sealed mechanical bearings make the PRO-LM linear tables insensitive to any kind of contamination. The linear stages are equipped with a low-friction sealing system, which sustainably reduces maintenance in industrial applications.
Precisely controlled with Automation1
Due to their high rigidity and fundamental precision design, the linear stages have proven themselves many times over in production processes with high cycle rates. Users of the high-performance linear stages benefit from the proven industrial linear motors and ball screws with improved positioning accuracy, according to Aerotech. Aerotech developers promise up to 98% better resolution whilst repeatability and geometric error motion have also been significantly improved compared to conventional linear tables. The control system also contributes to this: With Automation1, Aerotech has combined the control of positioning systems and connected components onto one platform, which is specially equipped with a new software-based motion controller. For the first time, the PRO series linear stages are controlled via the new Automation1 control platform with four XC4e PWM (pulse width modulation) drive controllers. Automation 1 connects with HyperWire, the most powerful motion bus in the motion control industry.