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
  • 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
Calibrated ±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
Calibrated ±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/PL2 options.
  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 and TTL (0.1 μm & 0.5 μm) Output
Feedback (Rotary Encoder) Incremental – 1000 lines/rev (1 Vpp) and 2500 lines/rev (TTL)
Maximum Bus Voltage 340 VDC
Limit Switches 5 V, Normally-Closed

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
    prosl-sle-plot

Dimensions

Ordering Information

PRO115SL Series Linear, Ball-Screw Stage

Travel (Required)

OptionDescription
-050 50 mm travel stage
-100 100 mm travel stage
-150 150 mm travel stage
-200 200 mm travel stage
-250 250 mm travel stage
-300 300 mm travel stage
-400 400 mm travel stage
-500 500 mm travel stage
-600 600 mm travel stage

Tabletop (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TT1 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting
-TT2 Tabletop with English dimension mounting
-TT3 Accessory tabletop with mounting for select rotary stages
-TT4 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting and wiper brushes
-TT5 Tabletop with English dimension mounting and wiper brushes
-TT6 Accessory tabletop with mounting for select rotary stages and wipers

Motor (Optional)

OptionDescription
-M1 BMS60 brushless servomotor and 2500-line TTL encoder
-M2 BMS60 brushless servomotor, 2500-line TTL encoder, and brake
-M3 BMS60 brushless servomotor and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder
-M4 BMS60 brushless servomotor, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and brake
-M5 BM75 brushless servomotor and 2500-line TTL encoder
-M6 BM75 brushless servomotor, 2500-line TTL encoder, and brake
-M7 BM75 brushless servomotor and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder
-M8 BM75 brushless servomotor, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and brake

Foldback Kit (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FB1 Foldback kit for 0.250 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB2 Foldback kit with brake for 0.250 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB3 Foldback kit for 0.375 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB4 Foldback kit with brake for 0.375 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
    Note: TT option required for lower axis of XY when a foldback kit is used.

Motor Orientation (Optional)

OptionDescription
-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, standard orientation
-12 Left-side foldback, optional orientation

Limits (Required)

OptionDescription
-LI1 Normally-closed limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-Pin D connector
-LI2 Normally-open limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-Pin D connector
-LI3 Normally-closed limit switches; 24 VDC with 9-Pin D connector

Coupling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-CP1 Coupling for 0.250 inch diameter shaft
-CP2 Coupling for 0.375 inch diameter shaft

ThermoComp (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TCMP ThermoComp integrated thermal compensation, single or lower axis
Note: An A3200 controller must be used with the -TCMP option.

Metrology (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL0 No metrology performance plots
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (HALAR) with performance plots

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)

OptionDescription
ALIGNMENT-NPA Non-precision XY assembly
ALIGN-NPAZ Non-precision XZ or YZ assembly
ALIGN-PA10 XY assembly; 10 arc sec orthogonality. Alignment to within 7 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA10Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 10 arc second orthogonality. Alignment to within 10 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA5 XY assembly; 5 arc sec orthogonality. Alignment to within 3 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA5Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 5 arc second 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: HDZ bracket requires tabletop when mounting to a PRO stage.

PRO115SLE Series Linear, Ball-Screw Stage with Direct Linear Feedback

Direct Linear Feedback (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

Travel (Required)

OptionDescription
-050 50 mm travel stage
-100 100 mm travel stage
-150 150 mm travel stage
-200 200 mm travel stage
-250 250 mm travel stage
-300 300 mm travel stage
-400 400 mm travel stage
-500 500 mm travel stage
-600 600 mm travel stage

Tabletop (Required)

OptionDescription
-TT1 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting
-TT2 Tabletop with English dimension mounting
-TT3 Accessory tabletop with mounting for select rotary stages
-TT4 Tabletop with metric dimension mounting and wiper brushes
-TT5 Tabletop with English dimension mounting and wiper brushes
-TT6 Accessory tabletop with mounting for select rotary stages and wipers

Motor (Optional)

OptionDescription
-M1 BMS60 brushless servomotor and 2500-line TTL encoder
-M2 BMS60 brushless servomotor, 2500-line TTL encoder, and brake
-M3 BMS60 brushless servomotor and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder
-M4 BMS60 brushless servomotor, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and brake
-M5 BM75 brushless servomotor and 2500-line TTL encoder
-M6 BM75 brushless servomotor, 2500-line TTL encoder, and brake
-M7 BM75 brushless servomotor and 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder
-M8 BM75 brushless servomotor, 1000-line 1 Vpp encoder, and brake

Foldback Kit (Optional)

OptionDescription
-FB1 Foldback kit for 0.250 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB2 Foldback kit with brake for 0.250 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB3 Foldback kit for 0.375 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor
-FB4 Foldback kit with brake for 0.375 inch diameter shaft NEMA 23 motor

Motor Orientation (Optional)

OptionDescription
-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, standard orientation
-12 Left-side foldback, optional orientation

Limits (Required)

OptionDescription
-LI1 Normally-closed limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-Pin D connector
-LI2 Normally-open limit switches; 5 VDC with 9-Pin D connector
-LI3 Normally-closed limit switches; 24 VDC with 9-Pin D connector

Coupling (Optional)

OptionDescription
-CP1 Coupling for 0.250 inch diameter shaft
-CP2 Coupling for 0.375 inch diameter shaft

ThermoComp (Optional)

OptionDescription
-TCMP ThermoComp integrated thermal compensation, single or lower axis
Note: An A3200 controller must be used with the -TCMP option.

Metrology (Required)

OptionDescription
-PL0 No metrology performance plots
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (HALAR) with performance plots

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)

OptionDescription
ALIGNMENT-NPA Non-precision XY assembly
ALIGN-NPAZ Non-precision XZ or YZ assembly
ALIGN-PA10 XY assembly; 10 arc sec orthogonality. Alignment to within 7 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA10Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 10 arc second orthogonality. Alignment to within 10 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA5 XY assembly; 5 arc sec orthogonality. Alignment to within 3 microns orthogonality for short travel stages.
ALIGN-PA5Z XZ or YZ assembly with L-bracket; 5 arc second 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: HDZ bracket requires tabletop when mounting to a PRO stage.