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H2W Technologies introduces single rail positioning stage H-gantry

August 302017
H2W Technologies introduces single rail positioning stage H-gantry

August 30, 2017 - H2W Technologies’ latest single rail positioning stage H-gantry design is an open frame XY positioning system.  It has two bottom parallel axes with one cross axis connecting the two (H-gantry).

Each linear axis uses H2W’s brushless linear motors (BLDM-B04), and each has a total stroke length of 25.67 in [652 mm]; can generate 6.2 lbs [27.8 N] of continuous force and 18.7 lbs [83.3 N] of peak force, or a combined 12.4 lbs [55.6 N] continuous force and 37.4 lbs [166.6 N] of peak force on the bottom axis.  The non-contact 1-micron resolution encoders allow for precise positioning.  The moving tables are guided by a precision recirculating linear ball bearing system.  The linear axes are assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion, thus reducing the overall weight of the system.  The top cross axis is mounted to the bottom parallel axis using rigid aluminum extrusions, 90-degree right angle gussets, and custom extrusion end plates.  The system is mounted to a flat aluminum tooling plate base.  There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carriers.  It has end-of-travel rubber bumper stops.

Additional options include, a home positioning sensor, end-of-travel-sensors, and custom mounting holes.  Single extrusion length of up to 6 m long, allows for longer stroke applications.

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