This stage integrates a linear encoder into each single-axis linear stepper motor axis to operate the linear stepper motor as a 2-phase brushless linear motor, when coupled with state-of-the-art motion control electronics package provided by H2W. This allows H2W’s stage to achieve speeds and accelerations previously unachievable with a linear stepper motor (up to 5 G’s). A linear stepper motor is mounted on a base plate as an "H" gantry with a single linear stepper motor top cross axis. A custom voice coil stage which acts as the Z stage is mounted onto the moving table of the Y-axis. The voice coil stage can operate either under closed loop position control with force monitoring or closed loop force control with position monitoring. Force can be controlled in the range of 0.1-1.0lbs. The stage includes a cable carrier to yield high cycle counts. There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carrier.
- Ability to run closed loop stepper motor
- Vertical axis dual feedback (Position & Force)
- Vertical axis angular adjustment
- Custom mounting grid pattern