MOTION CONTROL: H2W Technologies’ compact, industry-standard, 12 lb Linear Steppers (53 N continuous Force, 16 lb, 71 N peak force) travel at 80 inch/sec (2m/sec), with 1 micron (0.00004 inch) resolution, and can operate in any axis. They feature 1G acceleration and are the ideal choice for new and existing gantry robots, pick-and-place systems, wire bonders, parts transfer, fiber optic, semiconductor, medical and other precision robotic applications.
Available with a hard chrome, solid or hollow platen (track) in lengths up to 144 inch (3.65m), (longer travels can be achieved by supplying the platens in sections), the H2W Technologies industry-standard 12 lb Linear Stepper is capable of very precise position, velocity and acceleration control when integrated with a microstepping drive and indexer. The resolution of these 2- or 4-phase motors is determined by the driver. One full step equals .010 inch (250 microns) and one microstep equals .00004 inch (1 micron). Ideal for open loop positioning applications with moderate payloads, the 12 lb Linear Stepper can also be operated as a brushless linear servo with up to 5 Gs of acceleration and no loss of accuracy.
Capable of generating 12 lb (53 N) of continuous force, these single-axis linear steppers have a forcer (motor), air bearings, side guide bearings and platen (track) integrated into a compact, low-profile, package. The forcer connects to a motion control system via flying leads or “D” connector. Multiple forcers can operate on a single platen at the same time. Linear steppers can also be custom-designed to meet a particular application’s requirements.
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