The ALS1000 linear stage provides a small cross section, cost-effective alternative for precision applications where a small footprint and environmental protection are required. A linear motion guide bearing system, two-axis internal cable management and high-performance brushless servomotor make the ALS1000 the positioning stage of choice in industrial applications such as laser machining, medical component manufacturing and other applications requiring high accuracy in a production environment.
Sealed linear motion guide bearings with integral wipers are incorporated to provide excellent payload capability and long life. Both the metal waycover and tabletop are treated with a hardcoat (Rockwell 62 hardness) that is scratch-resistant and provides outstanding protection in the harshest applications. An optional air-purge fitting is available that allows air to be forced into the body of the stage to create a positive internal pressure that resists particulates from entering the stage. The tabletop utilises stainless steel Helicoil™ inserts to protect mounting holes against thread wear. Optional stage finishes are available, including electroless nickel plating.
Aerotech’s high-power, cog-free, BLMC series linear motor drives the ALS1000 positioning stage. The non-magnetic forcer coil provides high force with zero cogging for super-smooth velocity and position control. This zero cogging design is ideal for applications requiring outstanding contour accuracy and smooth velocity profiling. As with all of Aerotech’s ALS series linear motor stages, the linear motor has zero backlash, no windup, zero friction and outstanding system responsiveness.
The magnetic field of the linear motor is totally self-contained within the U-channel design. Most high-performance applications cannot tolerate the stray magnetic fields generated by flat motor magnet tracks.
Design Features of the ALS1000 Linear Positioning Stages Include:
Direct-drive linear motor for ultra-precise motion
Long-life linear motion guide bearing system
Two-axis internal cable management system
Sealed design with optional air purge
Low-cost, small footprint, high-performance stage
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.