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Specifications

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Ordering Info

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Description

Design Features

  • High integration linear/rotary motion platform
  • ER collet system for automated material clamping
  • Optional gripper assembly for tube advance
  • Advanced control architecture
  • Single or dual spindle configurations
  • Optional wet cutting
  • High-speed rotary option for rotational speeds up to 2000 rpm

Integral Linear/Rotary

The integral linear-rotary design has much greater stiffness and lower moving mass resulting in an overall higher dynamic stiffness when compared to component-based systems. The resulting increased bandwidth provides throughput improvements on the order of two to five times when compared to traditional component-level manufacturing approaches, while still maintaining submicron tolerances on tight part geometries. The higher throughput of the VascuLathe® implies that fewer machines are required to produce an equivalent number of stents, resulting in lower total labor costs and reduced floor space requirements. Alternatively, the VascuLathe® can be used to meet increased product demand within the existing manufacturing space, saving the costs associated with facilities expansion.

Automated Material Handling

The VascuLathe® is a complete motion and material handling subsystem. The system includes an automated, pneumatically activated ER collet assembly as well as an optional combined bushing/tube advance mechanism that enables the sequential, unattended manufacture of multiple stents from a single length of tubing material. A wet cutting configuration is also available for applications that require fluid delivery through the stent material during the manufacturing process.

Advanced Control Architecture

The VascuLathe® is available with a powerful, yet intuitive Aerotech control system, with which a user can conveniently 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. While our 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.

Dimensions

VascuLathe-ACS



VascuLathe-ASR



Ordering Information

VascuLathe-ASR Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Travel (Required)

Option Description
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Rotary Speed (Required)

Option Description
-SS Standard speed rotary axis
-HS High speed rotary axis

Cutting Configuration (Required)

Option Descriptio
-DCUT Dry cutting configuration
-WCUT Wet cutting configuration

Cover (Optional)

Option Description
-CV Protective cable cover for linear axis

Front Tooling (Optional)

Option Description
-FT1 Front tooling platform with grip
-FT2 Front tooling platform with alignment gripper

Gripper Jaws (Optional)

Option Description
-J1 Gripper jaws for 0-10 mm tube diameters

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
-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 (ordered as seperate items)

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

VascuLathe® ACS Linear/Rotary Motion Platform

Travel (Required)

Option Description
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Collet Style (Required)

Option Description
-ER25 ER25 ultra-precision collet chuck
-ER40 ER40 ultra-precision collet chuck

Cutting Configuration (Required)

Option Description
-DCUT Dry cutting configuration
-WCUT Wet cutting configuration with fluid rotary union

Cover (Optional)

Option Description
-CV Protective cable cover for linear axis

Front Tooling (Optional)

Option Description
-FT1 Front tooling platform with gripper
-FT2 Front tooling platform with alignment gripper

Gripper Jaws (Optional)

Option Description
-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 for24-34 mm tube diameters

Metrology - Rotary (Required)

Option Description
-PL1 Metrology, Uncalibrated with Performance Plots
-PL2 Metrology, Calibrated (HALAR) with Performance Plots
Note:
  1. 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.

Option Description
-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 (ordered as separate items)

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

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