PRO115SL and SLE Mechanical Bearing, Ball-Screw Stage

Description

Design Features

  • Improved second-generation design
  • High-performance in a cost-effective package
  • Rugged mechanical construction
  • Optional linear encoder
  • 18 models with travels from 50 mm to 600 mm
  • Vacuum and cleanroom versions available
  • Get details on our Order-to-Ship Program that could have this product shipped to you in two weeks
  • Available with ThermoCompTM for high-performance in changing environments

The PRO115SL and PRO115SLE are Aerotech’s second-generation PRO115 stage designs with many improvements and added features. Enhanced positioning specifications coupled with competitive pricing make the PRO115SL/SLE stage the ideal choice for both medium and high-performance applications.

Rugged Mechanical Construction

A long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and a low-friction sealing solution make the PRO115SL/SLE an attractive solution for industrial applications such as laser machining. The basic external construction of the PRO115SL/SLE design provides protection from debris while the side-seals prevent dirt and particulates from entering the stage. The curved hard-cover design provides a natural shape that prevents excessive debris from collecting on the stage.

Linear Encoder Option

For applications requiring direct-metrology of the output carriage, the PRO115SLE integrates a direct linear encoder that is protected by the stage sealing system. Amplified sine and digital TTL output are available as standard options for the linear encoder.

Design and Integration Flexibility

The PRO115SL/SLE is designed with many standard features and options that make the design incredibly flexible and allow it to be easily tailored to a specific application. The PRO115SL/SLE is available in 18 different models with travels ranging from 50 mm to 600 mm and speeds up to 300 mm/s.

The base mounting holes are accessible from the outside of the stage allowing for easy mounting. Standard mounting holes for both English and metric optical tables are present in all travels. The tabletop is available with both English and metric mounting patterns and can be ordered with brush attachments to clear any debris that may collect on the stage hard cover. Tabletops with hole patterns that allow the direct attachment of Aerotech’s ADRS, ACS-LP, and AGR rotary stages are also available.

Aerotech BM or BMS series brushless servomotors are available with a variety of encoder options providing net electronic resolutions ranging from 0.5 μm down to sub-nm. A holding brake can be added to the motor for vertical applications. A motor foldback kit is available for spaceconstrained applications to reduce the overall stage length.

The PRO115SL/SLE series is also available with cleanroom preparation and vacuum versions.

Accurate Positioning with ThermoComp

Temperature changes and thermal effects are some of the largest error sources in precision machines, particularly in ball-screw-driven mechanics due to self-heating. All PRO series stages are available with Aerotech’s ThermoComp feature, an embedded temperature compensation unit that guarantees accurate positioning not only in variable temperature environments, but during extended use of ballscrew-driven stages. Using ThermoComp protects your process from real-world positioning conditions even in extreme industrial settings.

Specifications

PRO115SL/SLE Specifications

PRO115SL/SLE
Travel 50 100 150 200 250 300 400 500 600
Accuracy(1) SL Standard ±6 μm ±6 μm ±8 μm ±8 μm ±9 μm ±10 μm ±12 μm ±14 μm ±16 μm
HALAR ±1 μm ±1.25 μm ±1.5 μm ±1.75 μm ±2 μm ±2.5 μm ±3 μm ±3.5 μm ±4 μm
SLE Standard ±3 μm ±4 μm ±6 μm ±8 μm ±9 μm ±10 μm ±12 μm ±14 μm ±15.5 μm
HALAR ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1.5 μm ±1.5 μm ±1.5 μm ±1.5 μm ±2 μm ±2 μm
Resolution
(Min. Incremental Motion)
SL 0.1 μm(2); 1.0 μm(3)
SLE 0.05 μm (-E1 Encoder); 0.2 μm (-E2 Encoder); 1.0 μm (-E4 Encoder)
Bidirectional
Repeatability(1)
SL ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm ±1 μm
SLE ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.5 μm ±0.75 μm ±0.75 μm
Horizontal Straightness(1) ±1.5 μm ±2.5 μm ±3 μm ±4 μm ±5 μm ±6 μm ±8 μm ±9 μm ±10 μm
Vertical Straightness(1) ±1.5 μm ±2.5 μm ±3 μm ±4 μm ±5 μm ±6 μm ±8 μm ±9 μm ±10 μm
Pitch 19 μrad
(3.9 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
39 μrad
(8 arc sec)
49 μrad
(10.1 arc sec)
58 μrad
(12 arc sec)
78 μrad
(16.1 arc sec)
97 μrad
(20 arc sec)
116 μrad
(23.9 arc sec)
Roll 19 μrad
(3.9 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
39 μrad
(8 arc sec)
49 μrad
(10.1 arc sec)
58 μrad
(12 arc sec)
78 μrad
(16.1 arc sec)
97 μrad
(20 arc sec)
116 μrad
(23.9 arc sec)
Yaw 19 μrad
(3.9 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
29 μrad
(6 arc sec)
39 μrad
(8 arc sec)
49 μrad
(10.1 arc sec)
58 μrad
(12 arc sec)
78 μrad
(16.1 arc sec)
97 μrad
(20 arc sec)
116 μrad
(23.9 arc sec)
Maximum Speed(4) 300 mm/s
Maximum Acceleration(4) Function of Motor, Amplifier Selection, Payload, and Maximum Axial Load
Load Capacity(5) Horizontal 40 kg
Vertical (Axial) 18 kg
Side 40 kg
Moving Mass (w/Tabletop) SL 1.4 kg
SLE 1.6 kg
Stage Mass (No Motor) SL 4.0 kg 4.4 kg 4.8 kg 5.2 kg 5.6 kg 6.0 kg 6.8 kg 7.6 kg 8.4 kg
SLE 4.5 kg 4.9 kg 5.3 kg 5.8 kg 6.2 kg 6.6 kg 7.5 kg 8.4 kg 9.3 kg
Material Anodized Aluminum
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 20,000 Hours
  1. Certified with -PL1 option.
  2. Achieved with Aerotech rotary motor with amplified sine encoder.
  3. Achieved with Aerotech rotary motor with 2500 cnts/ rev digital encoder.
  4. Requires the selection of an appropriate amplifier with sufficient voltage and current.
  5. Axis-orientation for on-axis loading is listed.
  6. Specifications are for single-axis systems measured 25 mm above the tabletop. Performance of multi-axis systems is payload and workpoint dependent. Contact factory for multi-axis applications.
  7. Specifications listed are non-foldback kit options. Contact factory for specifications when a foldback kit (-FBx) is used.

Electrical Specifications

Drive System Brushless Rotary Servomotor
Feedback (Linear Encoder – SLE Version Only) Incremental – 1 Vpp (-AS) and TTL (0.1 μm & 0.5 μm) Output
Feedback (Rotary Encoder) Incremental – 1000 lines/rev (-AS) and 2500 lines/rev (TTL)
Maximum Bus Voltage 320 VDC
Limit Switches 5 V, Normally-Closed
  1. Certified with -PLOTS option.

Recommended Controller

Multi-Axis A3200 Ndrive HLe/Ndrive CP/Ndrive HPe/Npaq
Ensemble Ensemble HLe/Ensemble CP/Ensemble HPe
Single Axis Soloist Soloist CP/Soloist HPe
  • Plot
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Dimensions

  • PRO115SL
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  • PRO115SLE
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  • Accessory Tabletop
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  • HDZ Bracket
    HDZ-bracket

Ordering Information

PRO115SL Series Linear, Ball-Screw Stage

OptionDescription
-050 50 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-100 100 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-150 150 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-200 200 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-250 250 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-300 300 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-400 400 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-500 500 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-600 600 mm travel stage with hardcover, side-seals, and limits

Tabletop (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TT1 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting pattern and holes
-TT2 Tabletop with English dimension mounting pattern and holes
-TT3 Accessory tabletop with mounting pattern for Aerotech rotary stages; see drawings for the supported stage types
-TT4 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting pattern and holes and optional brushes to assist in debris removal from hardcover
-TT5 Tabletop with English dimension mounting pattern and holes and optional brushes to assist in debris removal from hardcover
-TT6 Accessory tabletop with wiper and mounting pattern for Aerotech rotary stages; see drawings for the supported stage types
  1. -TT1 option required for lower axis of XY when a foldback kit is used [SL only].

Drive Screw (Required)

OptionDescription
-BS1 5 mm/rev precision ground ball-screw

Motor (Optional)

OptionDescription
-M1 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 2500-line TTL encoder (BMS60-A-D25-E2500H)
-M2 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 2500-line TTL encoder, and holding brake (BMS60-A-D25-E2500H-BK1)
-M3 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder (BMS60-A-D25-E1000ASH)
-M4 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and holding brake (BMS60-A-D25-E1000ASH-BK1)
-M5 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 2500-line TTL encoder (BM75-D25-E2500H)
-M6 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 2500-line TTL encoder, and holding brake (BM75-D25-E2500H-BK1)
-M7 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder (BM75-D25-E1000ASH)
-M8 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and holding brake (BM75-D25-E1000ASH-BK1)

Foldback Kit (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FB1 Foldback kit for 1/4 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-FB2 Foldback kit with brake for 1/4 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-FB3 Foldback kit for 3/8 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB4 Foldback kit with brake for 3/8 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
  1. -TT1 option required for lower axis of XY when a foldback kit is used [SL only].

Motor Orientation (Required)

OptionDescription
-0 No motor
-2 Bottom cable exit (optional orientation)
-3 Left-side cable exit (standard orientation)
-4 Top cable exit (optional orientation)
-5 Right-side cable exit (optional orientation)
-8 Right-side foldback (requires “FB” option; standard orientation)
-12 Left-side foldback (requires “FB” option; optional orientation)

Limits (Required)

OptionDescription
-LI1 Normally-closed end of travel limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-pin D connector
-LI2 Normally-open end of travel limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-pin D connector
-LI3 Normally-closed end of travel limit switches; 24 VDC with 9-pin D connector

Coupling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-CP1 0.250 inch coupling; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-CP2 0.375 inch coupling

Metrology (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL0 No Accuracy, Straightness, and Flatness plots (standard)
-PL1 Accuracy, Straightness, and Flatness plots provided

ThermoComp (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TCMP ThermoComp™ integrated thermal compensation feature
  1. An A3200 controller must be used with the –TCMP option.

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

OptionDescription
HALAR High-accuracy system correction
ALIGNMENT-NPA Non-precision XY assembly
ALIGNMENT-NPAZ Non-precision XZ or YZ assembly
ALIGNMENT-PA10 XY assembly; 10 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 7 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA10Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 10 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 10 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA5 XY assembly; 5 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 3 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA5Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 5 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 5 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
HDZ115 Right angle L-bracket for PRO115SL/SLE-050, PRO115SL/SLE-100, and PRO115SL/SLE-150 only. Note: Requires a tabletop when mounting to a PRO series stage.

PRO115SLE Series Linear, Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder

OptionDescription
-050 50 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-100 100 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-150 150 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-200 200 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-250 250 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-300 300 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-400 400 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-500 500 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits
-600 600 mm travel stage with direct linear encoder, hardcover, side-seals, and limits

Tabletop (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TT1 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting pattern and holes
-TT2 Tabletop with English dimension mounting pattern and holes
-TT3 Accessory tabletop with mounting pattern for Aerotech rotary stages; see drawings for the supported stage types
-TT4 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting pattern and holes and optional brushes to assist in debris removal from hardcover
-TT5 Tabletop with English dimension mounting pattern and holes and optional brushes to assist in debris removal from hardcover
-TT6 Accessory tabletop with wiper and mounting pattern for Aerotech rotary stages; see drawings for the supported stage types
  1. -TT1 option required for lower axis of XY [SLE only].

Drive Screw (Required)

OptionDescription
-BS1 5 mm/rev precision ground ball-screw

Motor (Optional)

OptionDescription
-M1 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 2500-line TTL encoder (BMS60-A-D25-E2500H)
-M2 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 2500-line TTL encoder, and holding brake (BMS60-A-D25-E2500H-BK1)
-M3 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder (BMS60-A-D25-E1000ASH)
-M4 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and holding brake (BMS60-A-D25-E1000ASH-BK1)
-M5 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 2500-line TTL encoder (BM75-D25-E2500H)
-M6 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 2500-line TTL encoder, and holding brake (BM75-D25-E2500H-BK1)
-M7 Brushless servomotor with connectors and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder (BM75-D25-E1000ASH)
-M8 Brushless servomotor with connectors, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and holding brake (BM75-D25-E1000ASH-BK1)

Foldback Kit (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FB1 Foldback kit for 1/4 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-FB2 Foldback kit with brake for 1/4 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-FB3 Foldback kit for 3/8 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB4 Foldback kit with brake for 3/8 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor

Motor Orientation (Required)

OptionDescription
-0 No motor
-2 Bottom cable exit (optional orientation)
-3 Left-side cable exit (standard orientation)
-4 Top cable exit (optional orientation)
-5 Right-side cable exit (optional orientation)
-12 Left side foldback (requires “FB” option; optional orientation)

Encoder (Required)

OptionDescription
-E1 Incremental linear encoder; 1 Vpp
-E2 Incremental linear encoder; 0.1 μm digital TTL output
-E4 Incremental linear encoder; 0.5 μm digital TTL output

Limits (Required)

OptionDescription
-LI1 Normally-closed end of travel limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-pin D connector
-LI2 Normally-open end of travel limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-pin D connector
-LI3 Normally-closed end of travel limit switches; 24 VDC with 9-pin D connector

Coupling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-CP1 0.250 inch coupling; required for BMS60/BM75 motor
-CP2 0.375 inch coupling

Metrology (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL0 No Accuracy, Straightness, and Flatness plots (standard)
-PL1 Accuracy, Straightness, and Flatness plots provided

ThermoComp (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TCMP ThermoComp™ integrated thermal compensation feature
  1. An A3200 controller must be used with the –TCMP option.

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

OptionDescription
HALAR High-accuracy system correction
ALIGNMENT-NPA Non-precision XY assembly
ALIGNMENT-NPAZ Non-precision XZ or YZ assembly
ALIGNMENT-PA10 XY assembly; 10 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 7 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA10Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 10 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 10 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA5 XY assembly; 5 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 3 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
ALIGNMENT-PA5Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 5 arc sec orthogonality; alignment to within 5 microns orthogonality for short travel stages
HDZ115 Right angle L-bracket for PRO115SL/SLE-050, PRO115SL/SLE-100, and PRO115SL/SLE-150 only. Note: Requires a tabletop when mounting to a PRO series stage.