Drum Processing Subsystem


Design Features

  • Granite-based motion subsystem designed for high resolution processing of drums and mandrels
  • Long-travel air-bearing stage built on a granite spar to minimize straightness and flatness errors
  • High-precision direct-drive rotary stage for accurate feedback control
  • Air-bearing focusing axis perpendicular to rotating drum
  • Integrated 3-jaw chucks pre-aligned to lower system runout
  • Easy transformation between rotating drum surface and traversing linear axis using an Aerotech motion controller
  • Applications include lathe machining (additive or subtractive) and drum inspection/characterization