The Cartesius Cartesian robot gantry system is built on the Aerotech PRO series linear stages and is ideal for many automation applications including pick and place, assembly, test and inspection, dispensing stations and many more.
Cartesius gantry system's standard configurations include left or right handed XY, XYZ and XZ systems. Stages can be side or base mounted and the Z axis can be base or carriage mounted. An optional rotary axis can be mounted to the Z. The integrated cable management is connectorised for easy disconnect for customer cables and air lines. All stages have environmental protection, servomotors with encoders, integral limits and multiple ball-screw leads providing a wide range of speeds and resolutions. If a standard configuration does not meet the application requirements, Aerotech can design and manufacture a custom Cartesius robot.
Aerotech's extensive design experience with 24/7 production equipment has resulted in an optimised CMS that is field proven to be the industry's most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the Cartesius CMS provides millions of cycles of maintenance-free operation. In the unlikely event of a component failure, the modular design ensures that part replacement is fast and easy.
Cartesius is configured with Aerotech's PRO series stages: PRO115, PRO165 and PRO225. These precision ball-screw stages are driven with brushless servomotors with encoders for position feedback. The stages are designed with hard covers and side-seals for protection from debris. The robust aluminium cover is hard-coated to provide a scratch resistant surface. The side seals keep dirt and particulates out of the stage and protect the bearing surfaces and ball screw from contamination. The vertical orientation of the seals easily deflects debris away from the stage.
The Cartesius gantry system’s mounting holes in the base are accessible from the outside of the stage for ease of integration. The cover does not have to be removed when mounting the robot to a base. The tabletop is available with both metric and English hole patterns as well as hole patterns that allow direct attachment of Aerotech's ADRS and ACS LP series low profile, direct-drive rotary stages.
Design Features of the Cartesius Gantry System include:
Configurable T-style robot up to 1.5m x 0.5m x 0.3m travel
Velocities up to 1.4 m/s provide high throughput
Integrated Cable Management System (CMS) shortens your machine build
3-axis load up to 25kg for demanding applications
Customis able Z and/or theta axis for easy integration of any process equipment
Teach mode with Aerotech controllers for fast deployment
Lastek | Laser & Optical Based Photonic Technologies
The Lastek Group of Companies was formed in 1988 and operates today from a large, fully-restored factory located in the University of Adelaide's Commerce and Research Precinct at Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia. The Group offers a unique set of laser and optical technological resources to the Australian and New Zealand photonics industry. With a staff of over fifteen employees, Lastek brings together a wealth of experience in lasers, optics and complementary technologies.
Lastek is the leading distributor in Australia and New Zealand for many of the world's most advanced laser and photonics companies. Our sales and service personnel, including 3 PhDs, are the most experienced in the industry. We support customers in leading edge applications in diverse fields. These range from fundamental research in physics, chemistry, engineering and biology, to industrial applications of photonics technology, to advanced microscopy and imaging systems, and spectroscopy.
The Groups activities are diverse: in addition to the supply and support of advanced laser and optical equipment; we design and manufacture optical instruments and we undertake custom design and optical project management for a wide range of customers and applications.
Well-equipped workshops and laboratories allow Lastek to undertake design and development tasks, system integration and custom manufacturing project. With in-house expertise in areas as diverse as software development, optical system design, high voltage electronics, opto-mechanical design and fabrication, Lastek have the experience and capabilities to develop advanced optical products, from prototyping to market release.