The AGS1000 series of Cartesian gantry systems puts Aerotech's core technologies and extensive manufacturing capability to work for you, providing outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms. AGS1000 systems are designed for applications including high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection. The AGS1000 is based on the industry leading AGS10000 gantry, and maintains many of the same leading-edge characteristics.
- Linear brushless servomotors for superior performance and longevity
- Customisable Z and theta axes for increased flexibility
- Optional machine base and risers
- Optional electroless nickel for ESD protection and medical applications
- Compact design reduces overall machine size
- Ideal for die bonding, wire bonding, WLP and DNA profiling
Linear Motor/Linear Encoder
Aerotech's high-performance BLMC series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS1000 to speeds of 2m/s and accelerations of 2g. Feedback is from a rugged noncontact optical linear encoder. Resolution options range from 10nm to 1.0µm. Optimised to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under all operating conditions.
Because the linear motor is a noncontact device, there is no backlash, wear or maintenance. The bearings are preloaded linear motion guides with wiper seals and grease fittings and are mounted to provide optimised stiffness and load distribution. Standard lubrication is cleanroom compatible.
Cable Management System
Extensive R&D has resulted in an optimised cable management system (CMS) that has been field proven to be the industry's most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the AGS1000 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 workpiece 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 and machine bases that are designed to accommodate the entire electronics subsystem.
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