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Design Features

  • Unique Z stage design incorporates fully preloaded air bearings
  • Less than or equal to ±2 arc sec roll, pitch and yaw over full travel
  • Submicron closed-loop positioning
  • Travel options from 50 to 150 mm
  • Precision-ground ball-screw-drive eliminates the need for special counterbalance

Unique Design

Aerotech's AirLift 115 was designed to address the most significant limitation of conventional wedge-style vertical lift stages – angular performance. Although wedge-style Z stages provide a compact below-the-work-plane solution, they typically have limited pitch and roll stiffness that limits their angular performance. The AirLift 115's unique air-bearing design provides superior angular performance over larger travels while utilizing an innovative drive mechanism that eliminates the need for counterbalance mechanisms.

The AirLift 115 directly addresses applications where:

  • Tight angular performance is required over travel ranges that are too large for traditional wedge-style Z stages (e.g., 50 mm)
  • An unobstructed view of the work plane is desired
  • Footprint must be kept to a minimum
  • A failsafe brake is required

Motors and Drives

Included with the AirLift 115 series stages are Aerotech's BMS series brushless rotary motors. This motor has all of the advantages of a brushless motor – high acceleration, no brushes to wear and lower heating – yet has zero cogging for extremely smooth motion and accuracy. Aerotech manufactures a wide range of matching drives and controls to provide a fully integrated and optimized motion solution.

Dimensions

AirLift115-MT1



AirLift115-MT2



Ordering Information

Travel

Option Description
-050 50 mm travel
-100 100 mm travel
-150 150 mm travel

Motor

Option Description
-M1BMS60 brushless servomotor with connectors and brake
-M2BMS100 brushless servomotor with connectors and brake

Motor Orientation

Option Description
-MT1Mounting orientation surface perpendicular to axis motion
-MT2 Mounting orientation surface parallel to axis motion

Metrology

Option Description
-PL1Metrology, 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.

Option Description
-TASIntegration - 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.

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