The precision-aligned system allows accurate positioning on a hemispherical surface. Multiple frame sizes with direct or gear-driven options provide a wide range of load carrying capability.
All AXR series rotary combinations feature a direct-drive yaw (B) axis. Direct-drive motors exhibit significantly higher throughput and maintenance-free operation when compared to gear and screw-driven technology. With peak rotation speeds of up to 1000rpm, the AXR is capable of supporting high-speed machining processes. A high-resolution encoder enables the axis to run at extremely slow speeds while maintaining excellent velocity regulation and positioning accuracy.
The AXR has both direct-drive and gear-driven tilt (A) axis configurations to meet the performance requirements of your specific application. The direct-drive version provides the highest possible operating speed and accuracy for demanding applications. A modular counterbalance system and different yaw mounting heights are available to balance offset loads. The tilt axis can be equipped with a brake to hold axis position when power is removed. For large load applications, the gear-drive units provide significantly higher continuous torque output while the drive mechanism limits motion in the power-off state. The precision anti-backlash gearing enables this higher torque output while still maintaining excellent accuracy and repeatability performance.
The AXR comes standard with an integral rotary union that provides a single pneumatic control signal to the yaw-axis tabletop for customer supplied air- or vacuum-actuated tooling. The AXR can also be outfitted with a 3-jaw manual chuck for maximum part-holding flexibility.
Design Features of the AXR Rotary Stages/Assembly Include:
Multiple configurations support a range of load and accuracy requirements
Integral rotary union for vacuum or air-activated tooling
High-speed yaw axis provides up to 1000 rpm
High-load gear-drive or high-speed, direct-drive tilt-axis configurations
Optional sealing protects the system from airborne particulates
Brake available to limit stage motion in the unpowered state
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.