The M-122 palm-top-sized translation stage integrates small dimensions, high speeds and very high accuracy at a competitive price. It features a space-saving, folded drive train with the servo motor and drive screw side-by-side.
Equipped with a non-contacting optical linear encoder and a preloaded, precision-ground, ball-screw, these stages can provide much higher accuracy and better repeatability than conventional stepper motor stages or rotary encoder-equipped servo motor stages.
Due to its low-friction, the backlash-free ball screw yields significantly higher mechanical efficiency than leadscrews, and allows maintenance-free, high duty-cycle operation at high velocities up to 20 mm/sec.
M-122 stages can be combined to very compact XY and XYZ systems. The M-122.AP1 mounting bracket is available to mount the Z-axis. In order to protect the equipment non-contact Hall-effect limit and reference switches are installed. The direction-sensing reference switch supports advanced automation applications with high precision.
The key features of the M-122 are:
- Travel Range 25 mm
- Optical Linear Encoder for Highest Accuracy & Repeatability
- Min. Incremental Motion to 0.2 µm
- Max. Velocity 20 mm/s
- Cross-Roll Bearings
- Recirculating Ball Screw Drives Provide High Speeds & Long Lifetimes
- Invar Version On Request
- Application Examples
The M-122 find applications in the following areas:
- Photonics packaging
- Fiber positioning
- Quality assurance testing
- Testing equipment