The AGS15000 series of Cartesian gantry systems is designed for ultra-precision, high-dynamic contouring, providing outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms. The planar design minimises dynamic pitch errors at the work-point.
- Optimised design for precise contouring
- Velocity to 3m/s and acceleration to 5g
- High power brushless linear servomotors for smooth motion
- Travels up to 1.3m x 1.3m
- Customisable Z and theta axes for flexible configurations
- Noncontact linear encoders
- Configurable cable management system allows for integration of fibre lasers, cameras, air lines, etc. for multiple applications
AGS15000 systems can be found in production plants around the world in applications including precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, printed electronics, flat sheet processing, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection.
High Speed/High Acceleration
Aerotech’s high-performance BLM and BLMH series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS15000 to speeds of 3m/s and accelerations of 5g. Dual linear motors and encoders are included on the lower axis for the highest level of performance and precision. The rugged noncontact optical linear encoders offer resolutions to 1 nm when coupled with Aerotech’s encoder multiplier. Optimised to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under varying operating conditions.
The linear motor is a noncontact device, resulting in no backlash, wear or maintenance. The bearings are preloaded linear motion guides with wiper seals and grease fittings, and are mounted to provide optimized dynamic stiffness and load distribution.
The AGS15000 design keeps the linear motors and linear encoders to the outside of the work area. This design makes the gantry less susceptible to debris-induced damage.
Long-Lasting Cable Management System
The cable management system (CMS) is optimised and field-proven as the industry’s most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the AGS15000 provides millions of cycles of maintenance-free operation. In the unlikely event of a component failure, a modular design ensures that part replacement is fast and easy.
All customer cabling and pneumatics can be routed through the system e-chain. Connectors are provided at the work-piece and at the opposite end of the e-chain, greatly simplifying final machine integration.
Aerotech’s years of experience manufacturing precision positioning and control systems can be leveraged by acquiring a turnkey system. Typical options include Z-theta mechanisms, risers to accommodate automated parts handling equipment, brackets for flying optics components, isolation systems and machine bases that are designed to accommodate the entire controls and electronics subsystems.