Brochure presents Aerotech rotary stages in one useful resource

As part of its wide range of motion controls and positioning mechanics, Aerotech manufactures a large selection of rotary stages that provide the essential angular positioning performance for numerous industrial production, test and inspection applications, as well as for advanced laboratory research and development. Aerotech rotary stages provide the critical performance for applications in markets including medical device and life sciences, semiconductor and flat panel, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, assembly, research and development, nanotechnology, measurement and inspection, and others requiring high precision, high throughput motion solutions. We’ve brought together these rotary stages in one 36-page resource that facilitates the comparison of specifications and performance for eleven different rotary stage families – from high-performance, low-profile stages with air bearings and direct-drive motors to large diameter/large aperture gear-driven rotary stages.

The brochure covers the ABRT and ABRS series with brushless and slotless direct-drive motors and air bearings for outstanding error motion performance and that are suited to the exacting requirements of wafer inspection, DVD mastering, high precision metrology and optical inspection. For applications where high loads and torque are required but without the need for an air bearing, Aerotech ADRT and ADRS stages offer direct-drive motors and angular contact bearings. For applications where large apertures are required, even up to 325 mm, the ALAR series provides excellent accuracy and repeatability with continuous rotation speeds up to 300 rpm and axial loads to 595 kg. Other stages featured include the ANT95-R and ANT130-R nanopositioners that offer unprecedented in-position stability (0.005 arc sec) and sub 0.01 arc second incremental motion to meet the positioning needs of MEMS and nanotechnology manufacture and test. Other specialist areas are represented with the fully sealed and IP66-rated ASRT stages developed for hostile environments, the ARMS series motion simulators that provide superior angular rates, accelerations and positioning for testing inertial components and systems, and the AGR series mechanical bearing worm-gear design with a large aperture for general purpose rotary positioning in industry and in the laboratory at very competitive cost.

The Rotary Stage brochure is available as a PDF download from the website. It also includes a brief overview of Aerotech's advanced motion controls and its capabilities across other markets such as medical device and life sciences, government and educational research, electronics manufacture, and assembly and test.