MOTION CONTROL: Specialty Motions, Inc. has added X-TREMETM Nano-translation Cross Roller Stage to its family of linear motion systems. The X-TREME is a compact, high performance stage, capable of accuracies up to .14 nm at industry leading speeds up to 6.5m per second.The X-TREME is currently one of the smallest of its class touting an industry leading compact envelope and low profile design (27 mm H x 70 mm W) with tremendous load bearing capacities (up to 1,100 lb based upon 2 mil inch travel). Couple a quiet, frictionless, servo motor and smooth actuation with its compact size and the X-TREME is the perfect solution for applications requiring precision in a small space.
The X-TREME is also very versatile. Designed with doweled holes in the base, it is primed for easy mounting and registration utilizing exact locating and center line reference. It can be mounted in single axis or X-Y configurations with no loss of capacity or speed.
Scott Cohen, engineering manager at Specialty Motions explained the technical reasons for the new X-TREME. “Cross-Roller ways that provide exceptional straight-line accuracy and load-carrying capability along with linear servo motor technology has yielded an extremely accurate product in a small package size.”
Just how accurate is the X-TREME? “With the average human hair being .003 inches in diameter, this stage’s precision is comparable to splitting that hair into 100,000 equal pieces,” Cohen said.
Specialty Motions Inc. wanted to develop a product that could provide high precision and speed without fiscally jeopardizing its customers. To that end, the X-TREME is priced approximately one-half that of competitive products in the market.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi