Space Constrained Systems

Space Constrained

As we strive to reduce the cost and pack more functionallity into electromechanical systems and devices, Size Does Matter!   Smaller and higher performance piezo motors, servo motors, and stepping motors along with miniature sensors allow our design engineers to pack more into less.   Thus enabling manufacturers to make more desktop ready products such as diagnostic units for medical offices and life science research laboratories.


Small Footprint

Sometimes the base size (Width and Length) may be constrained to fit within a small space.

Low Profile

In many applications the need for low profile is more dominate than anything else.  Width and Length may not be so important.

Compact

Other applications require very compact mechanisms where table top or platen needs to travel beyond the motor face such as the motorized XY stage shown.


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1st Example:  Custom OEM XYZ Motorized Stage

All hardware (i.e., crossed roller bearing sets, piezo motors, encoders, etc.) are seamlessly integrated into the unit, allowing us to achieve a very compact size.   Each axis is driven by a piezo motor unit.  Very tight tolerance throughout range of travel on Straightness and Flatness.   Developed for a Life Science Application where the positioning accuracy needed to be equal to or better than the following specifications.

Capable of moving 100 gram payload within the travel range of:  X-axis travel 25 mm  (1.0"), Y-axis travel 25 mm  (1.0"), and Z-axis travel 10 mm  (0.4")

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = 100 mm  (4.0")
  • Width (across the front) = 100 mm  (4.0")
  • Depth (front to back) = 100 mm  (4.0")

Performance Specifications

  • XY Straightness:  less than 2.0 microns (0.002mm)
  • Z Straightness:  less than 4.0 microns (0.004mm)
  • Repeatibility within 0.5 microns (0.0005mm)

2nd Example:  Custom OEM Ultra Low Profile Bottom Mount Slide

All hardware ...   Developed for a Life Science Application where the positioning accuracy needed to be equal to or better than the following specifications.

Capable of moving xxx kg payload within the travel range of:  

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = 17 mm  (0.067")
  • Width (across the front) = 352 mm  (13.85")
  • Retracted Length (unit completely closed) = 610 mm  (24")

Performance Specifications

  • Load Capacity (0.002mm)

2nd Example:  Custom OEM Ultra Low Profile Bottom Mount Slide

All hardware ...   Developed for a Life Science Application where the positioning accuracy needed to be equal to or better than the following specifications.

Capable of moving xxx kg payload within the travel range of:  

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = 17 mm  (0.067")
  • Width (across the front) = 352 mm  (13.85")
  • Retracted Length (unit completely closed) = 610 mm  (24")

Performance Specifications

  • Load Capacity (0.002mm)

Low Profile Custom XY Stage Video

Example of a Custom OEM XY Motorized Aperture (open center) Stage

Made in USA:  South Carolina Facility

All hardware (i.e., miniature recirculating linear bearing guides, stepper motors, limit sensors, etc.) are integrated into the unit, allowing us to achieve a very low profile or low height assembly.

  • Height (bottom to top) = 29.0 mm
  • Width (across the front) = 300 mm
  • Depth (front to back) = 300 mm

Each axis is driven by a stepper motor unit.  Developed for a Life Science Application where the low profile was most important.

Capable of moving 100 gram payload within the travel range:

  • X-axis travel 80 mm
  • Y-axis travel 80 mm

Multi-axis Systems

To start a new design we require a dialog with your lead engineer so we can clearly establish the specificiations and acceptance criteria.

Our engineers use 3D CAD modelling software to make virtual models for you to review and evaluate within your overall system prior to machining any metal.

Typical Product Usage

A few areas where you can find these products in use are listed below:

  • Life Science Equipment
  • Super Resolution Microscopy
  • SR Opitical Microscopy
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Auto Focus Systems

Custom Capabilities

Clean Room Ready:  We build products in our "clean bench" assembly area under a laminiar flow environment to ensure they are free of debris particles.

Vacuum Ready:  No organic solvents or outgasing materials used for vacuum envirionment requirements.

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