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Single Rail Stage

3 phase brushless linear motor stage

The SR stage is a compact, small footprint, open type positioning stage. It is used in closed loop positioning applications that require high speed and high accelerations of lighter loads.

The ironless core coil assembly has no magnetic attractive force to the stationary magnet assembly, which reduces the load on and increases life of the bearing system.

The low overall weight of the stage makes it ideal as a Y axis (top axis) in a multi-axis system. The lower moving mass of the stage allows for much higher accelerations of light payloads.

The cable carrier is oversized to allow for passage of customer payload cables and hoses. The back of the cable carrier can be easily removed and reattached to route through additional cables.

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Item Value
Stroke 0.025 m 〜 3 m
Velocity 0.0025 m/s 〜 2 m/s
Acceleration 0.1 〜 12 G's
Peak Force 66 N 〜 2667 N
Continuous Force 22 N 〜 889 N
Resolution 0.1 〜 5 μ
Flatness +/- 100 μm
Straightness +/- 108 μm
Positioning accuracy +/- 58 μm
Repeatability 10 μ
Load capacity 25 Kg

* Small Footprint and cross section
* Lowest weight per unit length
* Low cost
* High Acceleration of light loads
* High Speed

* Pick and Place
* Vision Inspection
* Parts transfer
* Clean room

Part Number

Stroke Force bearing 
100% duty 10% duty
mm N N μ
SRS-006-04-030-A  152.4  10.2  30.7 Linear 1
SRS-008-04-040-A  213.4  17.8 53.3 Linear 1
SRS-010-04-050-01  101.6  22.25  66.75 Linear 1
SRS-012-07-100-01 305 444 1332 Linear 1

* Motors: non-contact 3 Phase Brushless Linear Motor, Ironless Core, commutated either sinusoidally or trapezoidally with Hall Effects. The encapsulated coil assembly moves and the multipole permanent magnet assembly is stationary. The lightweight coil assembly allows for higher acceleration of light payloads.

* Bearings: Linear guidance is achieved by using a single linear rail with 1 or 2 linear recirculating ball bearing guides. The bearing is sealed with wipers to contain the lubrication and to keep out debris.

* Encoders: Non-contact glass or metal scale optical linear encoders with a reference mark for homing. Multiple reference marks are available and are spaced every 50 mm down the length of the scale. Typical encoder output is A and B square wave signals but sinusoidal output is available as an option.

* Limit Switches: End of travel limit switches are included at both ends of the stroke. The switches can be either active high (5V to 24V) or active low. The switches can be used to shut down the amplifier or to signal the controller that an error has occurred. The limit switches are typically an integral part of the encoder, but can be mounted separately if required.

* Cable Carriers: Cable guidance is achieved by using a cable carrier. Cable carriers are oversized to allow for routing of customers hoses and cables.

* Bellows: The SR does not come with bellows.

* Hard Stops: Hard stops are incorporated into the ends of the stage to prevent over travel damage in the event of servo system failure.

Required Electronics:
The motor requires a 3 phase brushless amplifier with power supply, that is rated with sufficient current and voltage to meet the motion requirements. The inductance of the linear motor coil should be greater than the minimum load inductance of the servo amplifier. A programmable motion controller is required to close the position loop on the system.

Environmental Considerations:
The stage is a precision device with sensitive components, it should not be mounted in an environment that is wet or excessively dirty. The optical encoder scale is open and it should be kept free of debris in order to operate properly. The stationary magnetic assembly is highly magnetic, it should not be placed in an area where loose steel particles can be drawn into the magnetic gap. The stage must not be mounted in an environment with high ambient temperatures.

The stage should be mounted to flat and stiff surface. Counter bored thru holes are present in the stage to allow for the mounting of the stage to the customers system. 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 vertical, 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.

The ball bearing guides in the stage should be periodically lubricated with the manufacturers recommended grease. The open glass encoder scale should be wiped with a glass cleaner occasionally to ensure trouble free operation.