|Flatness||± 0.0008 in/ft||± 67 micron/meter|
|Straightness||± 0.0009 in/ft||± 75 micron/meter|
|Accuracy*||± 0.0007 in/ft||± 58 micron/meter|
|Repeatability*||± 0.0004 in||± 10 micron|
|Load Capacity||442 lbs||200 kg|
Depending on the type of motor selected, a stepper indexer/driver can be utilized for open loop step motor operation or a servo amplifier and programmable motion controller can be utilized for closed loop servo motor operation.
The stage is offered with bellows, however care should be taken to protect the stage from contamination and moisture. The stage is designed for ambient temperatures to 45 º C.
The stage should be mounted to a flat and rigid surface. Mounting slots are provided on the sides of the stage to allow for mounting to the customer’s platform. The moving table assembly has threaded holes on the top surface for attaching the payload. The stage may be mounted in any orientation. When mounting the stage with the table moving in a vertical direction, it should be noted that the stage will be required to generate additional force due to gravity and that the stage will slide down to the bottom hard stop when power fails. A motor brake is available.
The ball bearing guides in the stage should be periodically lubricated with the manufacturers recommended grease. The stage is supplied with an integral springloaded belt tensioning system that may require periodic adjustment. Tensioning is made easy by simply loosening and tightening two adjustment screws on the outside of the stage body.