Aerotech Inc

Pittsburgh,  PA 
United States
https://www.aerotech.com
  • Booth: 1122

Aerotech manufactures high-precision motion control products required for additive manufacturing applications in the laboratory and in production environments. Our products include automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed linear motor gantries; mechanical-bearing linear, rotary and lift stages; brushless linear and rotary servomotors and drives; stand-alone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; gimbals/optical mounts; and custom motion subsystems. Our expertise and ability to provide custom motion components and systems is unmatched. Our custom manufacturing capability is further augmented by our long history of providing vacuum-prepped and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components. Aerotech is committed to supporting our customers worldwide. We operate full sales and service facilities in the U.K., Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China.


 Products

  • HEX300-230HL Hexapod
    The newest member of the HexGen family, the HEX300-230HL, is targeted at medium-load, ultra-precision applications. Aerotech’s HexGen hexapods are the only hexapods on the market that provide guaranteed positioning accuracy specifications below 5 μm....

  • Aerotech’s HexGen™ hexapods represent a significant advance in six-degree-of-freedom positioning performance. The HEX300-230HL is targeted at medium-load, ultra-precision applications. Aerotech’s HexGen hexapods are the only hexapods on the market today that provide guaranteed positioning accuracy specifications below 5 μm.

    Superior Structural Design

    The HEX300-230HL is actuated with six high-accuracy struts built with precision preloaded bearings, ball screws, and drive components. Unlike competitive hexapods driven by DC brush servomotors, the HEX300-230HL is driven by Aerotech’s AC brushless, slotless servomotors that maximize its performance and longevity. Directly coupling the AC brushless servomotors to the ball screw results in increased drive stiffness, higher positioning accuracy, and better minimum incremental motion (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 μrad for θxθyθz), compared to competitive designs using belts, gearheads, or compliant couplings. Specially-engineered strut pivot-joints provide low friction and high stiffness, enhancing the hexapod’s overall performance. The HEX300-230HL’s superior structural design offers the user a generous load capacity of up to 45 kg.

    Design Flexibility

    The HEX300-230HL’s platform and base can be easily modified with user-specific features or mounting patterns. It features a 100 mm diameter clear aperture in the platform, while a 60 mm diameter clear aperture in the base allows workpiece access from the bottom. The base mounting holes adapt directly to English and metric optical tables.

    Vacuum Options

    Aerotech hexapods can be vacuum-prepared for demanding applications such as synchrotron sample or optics manipulation, semiconductor manufacturing and inspection, or satellite sensor testing.

    Powerful Controls and Software

    Driving the HEX300-230HL is Aerotech’s award-winning A3200 motion control software. Built on years of experience with difficult kinematics applications, the A3200 controller allows easy programming and control of the hexapod in any user-defined coordinate system.

    Aerotech’s HexSim™ software gives users the ability to easily visualize and simulate the available workspace. Tight integration between HexSim™ and the A3200 motion controller provides real-time motion visualization in any user-defined coordinate system. An intuitive graphical interface permits selection of the active coordinate system for easy virtual pivot-point programming and motion.

  • ASR1300 High-Speed, Direct-Drive Rotary Stage
    The ASR1300 high-speed, direct-drive rotary stage achieves accelerations of up to 8000 rad/s2 and reaches speeds greater than 1500 rpm in only 90° of travel, making it perfect for the most demanding high-throughput manufacturing processes....

  • The ASR1300 high-speed, direct-drive rotary stage achieves accelerations of up to 8000 rad/s2 and reaches speeds greater than 1500 rpm in only 90° of travel, making it perfect for the most demanding high-throughput manufacturing processes. The ASR1300’s maximum speed of 3000 rpm and its outstanding acceleration capability result from a full system-level optimization of the torque-to-inertia ratio.  Supremely agile, the ASR1300 facilitates higher throughput levels on supporting motion equipment and ultimately lower part manufacturing costs and increased production capacity.

    Compact and Lightweight

    The ASR1300 is the smallest and most dynamic member of Aerotech’s ASR-series rotary stage family. Weighing a mere 2.8 kg, the ASR1300 is nearly 50% lighter than the ASR1200. Multi-axis systems accelerate faster, with less dynamic error, due to the ASR1300’s minimized weight and package size resulting in impressive process optimization and improvement.

    Superior Material Handling Capability

    The ASR1300 features an integral Type-D (Louis Levin & Sons™) collet chuck. Collets are readily available in multiple sizes supporting tube diameters from 0.1 mm to 2.0 mm. These collets provide outstanding runout characteristics for applications requiring high-precision gripping of tubular material. Applying air pressure adjusts the collet from fully open to fully closed. Air is delivered to the rotating collet assembly through a custom-engineered, noncontact rotary union that ensures a lifetime of maintenance-free operation.