LaserTurn2 and LaserTurn5 Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Description

Design Features

  • High integration linear/rotary motion platform
  • Pneumatically actuated 3-jaw gripper or ER collet
  • Clear aperture for product feedthrough
  • Optional front and rear tooling platforms
  • Direct-drive linear and rotary motor technology
  • Configure for wet or dry cutting
  • High-speed rotary option for rotational speeds up to 2000 rpm

The LaserTurn® series of products are the first dedicated motion subsystems targeted directly at cylindrical laser processing applications. The integrated linear-rotary system combines automated material handling functionality and wet cutting operation with high performance direct-drive linear and rotary motion. The pneumatically-actuated 3-jaw gripper has a clear aperture for product feedthrough, and can be configured for O.D., I.D., or odd form gripping with various jaw geometries, while the ER collet supports tubing diameters from 0.5 mm to 30 mm.

Integral Tooling Platform

The LaserTurn® series can be equipped with front and rear tooling platforms that include tapped holes on four surfaces for various fixture mounting. The tooling platform is bolted directly to the base of the linear stage providing a stiff, common inertial frame of reference. Custom fixtures such as bushing alignment, part collection, or automated material advance assemblies can easily be attached. Metric or English-based hardware and hole patterns are available as are custom configurations with application specific features.

Automated Material Handling

The LaserTurn® is a complete motion and material handling subsystem. The system includes an automated, pneumatically activated 3-jaw gripper or ER collet for part holding. The 3-jaw gripper has a clear aperture for product feedthrough and can be configured for O.D., I.D., or odd form gripping with various jaw geometries. The ER collet chuck also has a clear aperture for product feedthrough and can support tubing diameters from 0.5 mm (0.020 inch) to 30 mm (1.18 inch).

Direct-Drive Technology

The LaserTurn® series utilizes direct-drive noncontact motor and encoder technology for both the linear and rotary axes. Direct-drive motors exhibit significantly higher throughput and maintenance-free operation when compared to gear and screw-driven technology. Linear and rotary encoders coupled directly to the load have the highest level of system accuracy and repeatability over the operating lifetime of the stage.

Scalable Product Solutions

Two platforms, the LaserTurn2 and the LaserTurn5, are available to provide support for different price and performance requirements. Each product features the automated material handling capabilities and modular tooling platforms. The LaserTurn2 has a smaller overall footprint and reduced load carrying capability while providing similar accuracy and repeatability to the larger LaserTurn5.

The LaserTurn5’s deeper cross section and larger bearings provide higher throughput and dynamic tracking accuracy for a given load when compared to the LaserTurn2.

Advanced Control Architecture

The LaserTurn is available with Aerotech’s advanced A3200 control system. The A3200 is a 100% digital system with high performance FireWire® networked drives. With this fully digital architecture it is possible to optimize the current, velocity, and position servo loops for maximum performance. Advanced trajectory generation capabilities such as multi-block look ahead minimize geometry errors in tight profiles by transparently regulating cutting speed. Aerotech’s Position Synchronized Laser Firing Output (PSO) functionality automatically adjusts the laser pulse frequency to match the current cutting speed to maintain optimal laser power coupling.

LaserTurn2and5

Normalized Parts Per Hour (With Equivalent Tolerance)

LaserTurn2and5Normalized Parts Per Hour

Part Accuracy Versus Cycle Time Comparison

LaserTurn2and5Part Accuracy

Specifications

LaserTurn2 ASR Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy with -E2 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±5 μm
±73 μrad (±15 arc sec)
with -E1 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±8 μm
Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±4 μm ±6 μm N/A
Flatness ±4 μm ±6 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 58 μrad (12 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 58 μrad (12 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(1) 2 m/s 800 rpm
2000 rpm (-HS option)
Tube Capacity N/A 10 mm (ER16, Dry Cut)
5.8 mm (ER16, Wet Cut)
Maximum Force (Continous) 106.7 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 2.3 N·m (Dry Cut)
1.6 N·m (Wet Cut)
Load Capacity(2) Axial 3.0 kg
Radial 2.0 kg
Moment 3 N·m
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 10 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.0006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 26 kg 30 kg N/A
Collet Type(3) N/A ER16
Collet Runout(4) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(5) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  2. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  3. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  4. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  5. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

LaserTurn5 ASR Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy with -E2 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±5 μm
±73 μrad (±15 arc sec)
with -E1 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±8 μm
Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Flatness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(1) 2 m/s 800 rpm
2000 rpm (-HS option)
Tube Capacity N/A 10 mm (ER16, Dry Cut)
5.8 mm (ER16, Wet Cut)
Maximum Force (Continous) 197.2 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 2.3 N·m (Dry Cut)
1.6 N·m (Wet Cut)
Load Capacity(2) Axial 3.0 kg
Radial 2.0 kg
Moment 3 N·m
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 18 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.0006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 65 kg 69 kg N/A
Collet Type(3) N/A ER16
Collet Runout(4) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(5) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  2. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  3. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  4. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  5. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

LaserTurn5 ACS Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy with -E2 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±5 μm
Calibrated(1): ±24 μrad (±5 arc sec)
Uncalibrated: ±146 μrad (±30 arc sec)
with -E1 Encoder Option Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated: ±8 μm
Calibrated: ±1 μm
Uncalibrated:±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Flatness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(2) 2 m/s 300 rpm
Tube Capacity N/A 0.5-16 mm (ER25, Dry Cut)
1-12 mm (ER25, Wet Cut)
16-30 mm (ER40)
Maximum Force (Continous) 197.2 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 5.06 N·m
Load Capacity(3) Axial 10 kg (ER25), 15 kg (ER40)
Radial 5 kg (ER25), 10 kg (ER40)
Moment 6 N·m (ER25), 12 N·m (ER40)
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 23 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 70 kg 75 kg N/A
Collet Type(4) N/A ER25, ER40
Collet Runout(5) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(6) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Requires Aerotech controller and part programming as a rotary axis
  2. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  3. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  4. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  5. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  6. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

Electrical Specifications

Drive System Direct-drive servomotor
Feedback System Non-contact optical encoder, 1 Vpp Sinusoidal output
Maximum Bus Voltage 340 VDC

Recommended Controller

A3200 Npaq
Ndrive HLe
Ndrive HPe
Ndrive CP

Dimensions

Ordering Information

LaserTurn2 Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Travel (Required)

OptionDescription
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Feedback (Required)

OptionDescription
-E1 Incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)
-E2 High-accuracy incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)

Rotary Speed (Required)

OptionDescription
-SS Standard speed rotary axis
-HS High speed rotary axis

Cutting Configuration (Required)

OptionDescription
-DCUT Dry cutting configuration
-WCUT Wet cutting configuration with fluid rotary union

Front Tooling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FT1 Metric front tooling platform
-FT2 Metric front tooling platform with gripper
-FT3 Metric front tooling platform with alignment gripper
-FT4 English front tooling platform
-FT5 English front tooling platform with gripper
-FT6 English front tooling platform with alignment gripper

Gripper Jaws (Optional)

OptionDescription
-J1 Gripper jaws for 0-10 mm tube diameters

Metrology - Linear (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (halar) with performance plots
    Metrology option applies to linear axis only.

Integration (Required)

Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.

OptionDescription
-TAS Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
-TAC Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components that ship together. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used together. These components may or may not be part of a larger system.

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

Option Description
Collet-ER16-CLTxxx ER16 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
RingSeal-ER16-RSxx Ring seal for wet cutting - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
CGF Collet and Gripper Filtration Kit

LaserTurn5-ASR Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Travel (Required)

OptionDescription
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Feedback (Required)

OptionDescription
-E1 Incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)
-E2 High-accuracy incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)

Rotary Speed (Required)

OptionDescription
-SS Standard speed rotary axis
-HS High speed rotary axis

Cutting Configuration (Required)

OptionDescription
-DCUT Dry cutting configuration
-WCUT Wet cutting configuration with fluid rotary union

Front Tooling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FT1 Metric front tooling platform
-FT2 Metric front tooling platform with gripper
-FT3 Metric front tooling platform with alignment gripper
-FT4 English front tooling platform
-FT5 English front tooling platform with gripper
-FT6 English front tooling platform with alignment gripper

Gripper Jaws (Optional)

OptionDescription
-J1 Gripper jaws for 0-10 mm tube diameters

Rear Tooling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-RT1 Metric rear tooling platform
-RT2 English rear tooling platform

Metrology - Linear (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (halar) with performance plots
    Metrology option applies to linear axis only.

Integration (Required)

Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.

OptionDescription
-TAS Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
-TAC Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components that ship together. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used together. These components may or may not be part of a larger system.

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

Option Description
Collet-ER16-CLTxxx ER16 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
RingSeal-ER16-RSxx Ring seal for wet cutting - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
CGF Collet and Gripper Filtration Kit

LaserTurn5-ACS Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Travel (Required)

OptionDescription
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Feedback (Required)

OptionDescription
-E1 Incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)
-E2 High-accuracy incremental linear encoder, 1 Vpp (linear axis)

Collet Style (Required)

OptionDescription
-ER25 ER25 ultra-precision collet chuck
-ER40 ER40 ultra-precision collet chuck

Cutting Configuration (Required)

OptionDescription
-DCUT Dry cutting configuration
-WCUT Wet cutting configuration with fluid rotary union

Front Tooling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FT1 Metric front tooling platform
-FT2 Metric front tooling platform with gripper
-FT3 Metric front tooling platform with alignment gripper
-FT4 English front tooling platform
-FT5 English front tooling platform with gripper
-FT6 English front tooling platform with alignment gripper

Gripper Jaws (Optional)

OptionDescription
-J1 Gripper jaws for 0-10 mm tube diameters
-J2 Gripper jaws for 8-18 mm tube diameters
-J3 Gripper jaws for 16-26 mm tube diameters
-J4 Gripper jaws for 24-34 mm tube diameters

Rear Tooling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-RT1 Metric rear tooling platform
-RT2 English rear tooling platform

Metrology - Linear (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (halar) with performance plots
    Metrology option applies to linear axis only.

Metrology - Rotary (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (halar) with performance plots
    Metrology option applies to rotary axis only.

Integration (Required)

Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.

OptionDescription
-TAS Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
-TAC Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components that ship together. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used together. These components may or may not be part of a larger system.

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

Option Description
Collet-ER25-CLTxxx ER25 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
Collet-ER40-CLTxxx ER40 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
RingSeal-ER25-RSxx Ring seal for wet cutting, ER25 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
RingSeal-ER40-RSxx Ring seal for wet cutting, ER40 collet - consult with Aerotech for available sizes
CGF Collet and Gripper Filtration Kit