- Linear brushless servomotors for superior performance and longevity
- Customizable Z and theta axes for increased flexibility
- Optional machine base and risers
- Optional electroless nickel for ESD protection and medical applications
- Compact design reduces overall machine size
- Ideal for die bonding, wire bonding, WLP and DNA profiling
The AGS1000 series of Cartesian gantry systems puts Aerotech's core technologies and extensive manufacturing capability to work for you, providing outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms. AGS1000 systems are designed for applications including high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection. The AGS1000 is based on the industry leading AGS10000 gantry, and maintains many of the same leading-edge characteristics.
Linear Motor/Linear Encoder
Aerotech's high-performance BLMC series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS1000 to speeds of 2 m/s and accelerations of 2 g. Feedback is from a rugged noncontact optical linear encoder. Resolution options range from 10 nm to 1.0 µm. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under all operating conditions.
Because the linear motor is a noncontact device, there is no backlash, wear or maintenance. The bearings are preloaded linear motion guides with wiper seals and grease fittings and are mounted to provide optimized stiffness and load distribution. Standard lubrication is cleanroom compatible.
Cable Management System
Extensive R&D has resulted in an optimized cable management system (CMS) that has been field proven to be the industry's most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the AGS1000 provides millions of cycles of maintenance-free operation. In the unlikely event of a component failure, a modular design ensures that part replacement is fast and easy.
All customer cabling and pneumatics can be routed through the system e-chain. Connectors are provided at the workpiece and at the opposite end of the e-chain, greatly simplifying final machine integration.
Aerotech's years of experience manufacturing precision positioning and control systems can be leveraged by acquiring a turnkey system. Typical options include Z-theta mechanisms, risers to accommodate automated parts handling equipment and machine bases that are designed to accommodate the entire electronics subsystem.
Aerotech manufactures a wide range of high-performance amplifiers and advanced motion controllers that are optimized for high-performance automation applications.
Cartesian Robots BrochureFor complete information on our advanced gantry systems, please see our Cartesian Robots brochure. You can get a pdf HERE.
|Travel(1)||200 mm x 200 mm||400 mm x 400 mm||500 mm x 500 mm|
|Drive System(2)||Linear Brushless Servomotor – Dual BLMC-142 (bottom); Single BLMC-142 (top)|
|Feedback||Noncontact Linear Encoder|
|Resolution||10 nm - 1.0 µm|
|Maximum Travel Speed(3)||2 m/s|
|Maximum Linear Acceleration||2 g (No Load)|
|Maximum Load(4)||15 kg|
|Continuous Force(2,5,6)||Lower Axis||Air Cooling
|No Air||146 N|
|Upper Axis||Air Cooling
|No Air||73 N|
|Peak Force(2,6)||Lower Axis||916 N|
|Upper Axis||458 N|
|Orthogonality||5 arc sec|
|Nominal System Weight (Gantry Only)||47.7 kg||65 kg||73.6 kg|
|Moving Mass||Lower Axis||21 kg||25 kg||27 kg|
|Upper Axis||3 kg|
|Table||Hard Coat Anodize|
- Custom travel lengths available - contact factory.
- Depends on configuration.
- Maximum speed based on stage capability; maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and system resolution.
- Maximum load based on bearing capability; maximum application load may be limited by acceleration requirements.
- Thermal limitations of positioning stage with respect to performance may limit continuous force output.
- Force may be limited by amplifier output.
- Measured at center of travel.
- Available with Aerotech controller.
- Custom finishes available — contact factory.
|Series||X Travel (mm) |
|Y Travel (mm) |
AGS1000 Series Linear Motor Gantry
|AGS1000-200-200||200 mm x 200 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits|
|AGS1000-400-400||400 mm x 400 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits|
|AGS1000-500-500||500 mm x 500 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits|
|-10X2||Dual brushless linear motors – dual BLMC-142 (lower X-axis only)|
|-10||Brushless linear motor – BLMC-142 (upper Y-axis)|
|-NC||Normally closed end of travel limit switches (standard)|
|-NO||Normally open end of travel limit switches|
Standard Linear Encoders
|-LT20AS||Linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; amplified sine output|
|-LT20X5||Linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; 1.0 micron line driver output|
|-LT40AS||Linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; amplified sine output|
|-LT40X5||Linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; 1.0 micron line driver output|
|-LT50AS||Linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; amplified sine output|
|-LT50X5||Linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output|
|-2LT20AS||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-2LT20X5||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-2LT40AS||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-2LT40X5||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-2LT50AS||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-2LT50X5||Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)|
|-BP200-200||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-200-200|
|-BP400-400||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-400-400|
|-BP500-500||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-500-500|
|-BPR200-200||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-200-200 with 150 mm risers|
|-BPR400-400||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-400-400 with 150 mm risers|
|-BPR500-500||Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-500-500 with 150 mm risers|
Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)
|Z||100 mm travel Z-stage|
|THETA||360° travel theta axis|
|MB200-200||Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-200-200|
|MB400-400||Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-400-400|
|MB500-500||Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-500-500|