Available now from Electromate , the new Nippon Pulse America (NPA) SCR100 linear stage is an ultra high precision, compact single axis stage that integrates a slide guide, encoder, and linear shaft motor.
SCR100 linear stages offer a wide range of advantages for ultra high performance and accuracy applications. The linear shaft motor is a coreless direct drive linear motor, which has zero cogging to allow for higher resolution, speed, and continuous force than standard stepper motors and piezo servomotors.
The SCR100 linear stage is a moving magnet design, which locates all cables and connectors in the stationary base. The resulting absence of a moving cable is clean and compact and eliminates motion errors due to cable forces. The precision ground cross roller way provides high stiffness and smooth motion. Together they are capable of supporting higher torque levels due to offset loads with travels from 50mm to 300mm.
The non contact linear shaft motor and optical linear encoders are self contained inside the stage, making it a low profile compact solution. This built in non contact optical linear encoder is available with resolutions from 1 micron to 10 nanometers with digital output. The sub-micron resolution results in a high accuracy stage, which is laser tested for optimum performance.
The Nippon Pulse linear shaft motor has gained a reputation of servicing the very demanding, ultra high precision motion control applications in a number of markets, including:
- aerospace and defence
- cell imaging
- digital pathology
- disk drive
- life sciences
- medical device
- national laboratories
- particle analysis
- semiconductor fabrication; and
- stent fabrication.
Available options for the SCR100 linear stage include DI Water or Vacuum compatible, open frame, and custom configurations.