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Aerotech's AGS1500

Aerotech's AGS1500

The AGS1500 series Cartesian gantry is the compact version of our AGS15000 gantry, and is designed for ultra-precision, high-dynamic contouring. The planar design minimizes dynamic pitch errors at the work point. AGS1500 systems are used in precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, solder-ball placement, printed electronics, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations, and high-accuracy inspection where space is at a premium and high accuracy and speed is essential. Brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS1500 to speeds of 3 m/s and accelerations of 5g, with travels up to 500 x 500 mm and resolution of 1 nm. The AGS1500 provides design engineers with a gantry specifically designed for high-dynamic, precise contouring applications in space-constrained environments, significantly improving process accuracy and throughput. Customizable Z and theta axes allow the flexibility to create the exact configuration they require and that is most efficient for their process. The AGS1500 also was designed with the linear motors and encoders on the outside of the work area, resulting in a reduction in downtime due to debris-induced damage. And finally, the configurable cable management system allows design engineers to easily integrate lasers, cameras, air lines, and other elements for a truly optimized system. Compared to other designs where the bridge is mounted above the bottom axis carriages, the AGS1500 utilizes a planar design where the cross-axis is in line with the bottom axis motors. This greatly reduces the errors due to pitch of bottom axis, improves the stiffness, and extends the servo bandwidth. With high stiffness and servo bandwidth, the dynamic tracking performance greatly exceeds that of other designs. In addition, both the magnet tracks and the encoders for the bottom axis are mounted to the outside of the gantry for protection during material processing - i.e., laser processing can generate debris.

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