ACT115DL Linear Actuator

Description

Design Features

  • High performance, cost-effective actuator
  • Travel range from 100 mm to 1.5 m
  • Acceleration capability up to 3 g
  • Velocity capability up to 5 m/s
  • Maximum continuous force output up to 105.5 N
  • Maintenance free, direct drive, zero-cogging motor and noncontact optical linear encoder

The ACT115DL is a high performance, cost-effective, linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ball screw or belt-drive without the costly, time-consuming maintenance required. Since the ACT115DL is an integrated, assembled mechanical system, it eliminates the design complexity and guesswork in choosing and assembling individual components. The ACT is ideal for applications including assembly, pick and place machines, electronic assembly and qualification, packaging, vision inspection, dispensing, life sciences, image scanning and processing, and inkjet printing.

Linear Motor Drive

Aerotech’s high-power, cog-free linear motors drive the ACT series in no load conditions to accelerations of 3 g and a top speed of 5 m/s, enabling the ideal solution to increase throughput. The stiff mechanical structure of the actuator allows for excellent dynamic performance and reduced settling times. 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 Aerotech 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. Many high-performance applications cannot tolerate the stray magnetic fields generated by flat motor magnet tracks.

High Performance

Noncontact linear optical encoders with micron-level repeatabilities are standard on all ACT series actuators. Either a line-driver output or amplified sine-wave output encoder is available for maximized flexibility. The optional HALAR factory calibration further increases standard accuracy and repeatability. Aerotech manufactures a wide range of matching drives and controls to provide a fully integrated and optimized motion solution.

High Reliability

The ACT actuators consist of noncontact linear motors and encoders, making the actuators virtually maintenance-free. As a result, there is no backlash, windup, wear or maintenance that is normally associated with contacting-type systems such as ball screws or belt drives.

Adjustable Options Maximize Application Flexibility

Multiple cable management options allow flexibility in design. For applications requiring a complete solution, a cable management chain is provided. For OEM or applications requiring user-defined cable management, both cable pigtail and bulkhead termination options are available. Moveable limits allow easy adjustment of usable travel for varying application requirements.

Specifications

Mechanical Specifications

Model-0100-0200-0300-0500
Travel 100 mm 200 mm 300 mm 500 mm
Accuracy(1) Uncalibrated ±7 µm ±13 µm ±19 µm ±31 µm
Calibrated(2) ±2 µm ±2 µm ±2 µm ±3 µm
Resolution 0.005 - 1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability(1,3) ±1 µm
Maximum Speed(4) 5 m/s
Maximum Acceleration (Continuous)(4) 3 g
Maximum Force (Continuous) 20 psi 105.5 N
No Air 68.2 N
Load Capacity(5) Horizontal 20 kg
Side 10 kg
Moving Mass 1.4 kg
Stage Mass 7.3 kg 9.1 kg 10.9 kg 14.5 kg
Material Aluminum (Clear Anodize Base/Black Anodize Tabletop)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 20,000 Hours
  1. Testing conducted only when "-PLOTS" metrology option is ordered.
  2. Calibration available with HALAR option.
  3. Bidirectional repeatability specification listed requires resolution of 0.1 µm or finer. Specification is ±2 µm with resolution of 0.5 µm. Coarser resolutions will result in reduced bidirectional repeatability performance.
  4. Maximum velocity and acceleration specifications assume a small payload. As payload increases, the maximum attainable velocity and acceleration will decrease. Maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and resolution.
  5. Axis orientation for on-axis loading is listed.
  6. Specifications are for single-axis systems measured 25 mm above the tabletop. Consult factory for non-standard applications.

Mechanical Specifications

Model-0800-1000-1200-1500
Travel 800 mm 1000 mm 1200 mm 1500 mm
Accuracy(1) Uncalibrated ±44 µm ±50 µm ±55 µm ±60 µm
Calibrated(2) ±3 µm ±5 µm ±5 µm ±5 µm
Resolution 0.005 - 1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability(1,3) ±1 µm
Maximum Speed(4) 5 m/s
Maximum Acceleration (Continuous)(4) 3 g
Maximum Force (Continuous) 20 psi 105.5 N
No Air 68.2 N
Load Capacity(5) Horizontal 20 kg
Side 10 kg
Moving Mass 1.4 kg
Stage Mass 20.0 kg 23.6 kg 27.2 kg 32.7 kg
Material Aluminum (Clear Anodize Base/Black Anodize Tabletop)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 20,000 Hours
  1. Testing conducted only when "-PLOTS" metrology option is ordered.
  2. Calibration available with HALAR option.
  3. Bidirectional repeatability specification listed requires resolution of 0.1 µm or finer. Specification is ±2 µm with resolution of 0.5 µm. Coarser resolutions will result in reduced bidirectional repeatability performance.
  4. Maximum velocity and acceleration specifications assume a small payload. As payload increases, the maximum attainable velocity and acceleration will decrease. Maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and resolution.
  5. Axis orientation for on-axis loading is listed.
  6. Specifications are for single-axis systems measured 25 mm above the tabletop. Consult factory for non-standard applications.

Electrical Specifications

Drive System Brushless Linear Servomotor (BLMC-142-A)
Feedback Noncontact Linear Encoder
Maximum Bus Voltage 320 VDC
Limit Switches 5 V, Normally Closed
Home Switch Near Center

Recommended Controller

Multi-Axis A3200 Ndrive CP/Ndrive HPe/Npaq
Ensemble Ensemble CP/Ensemble HPe
Single Axis Soloist Soloist CP/Soloist HPe
  • ACT115DL-spec
  • ACT115DL-spec2

Dimensions

  • ACT115DL

Ordering Information

Ordering Example

ACT115DL -0300 -TTM -AS -NC-5V -CMS0300-H -FC-EP -NO PLOTS -HALAR

Ordering Options

Series Travel (mm) TabletopLinear Feedback LimitsCable ManagementOptions MetrologyAccessories
ACT115DL
ACT140DL
ACT165DL
-0100
-0200
-0300
-0500
-0800
-1000
-1200
-1500
-TTM -AS
-0.1
-0.5
-NC-5V
-NCA-5V
-CONN-H-BRACKET
-CMSXXXX-H
-FC
-EP

-NO PLOTS
-PLOTS
-HALAR

ACTxxxDL Series Linear Motor Actuator

Option Description
ACT115DL Linear actuator with BLMC-142-A motor
ACT140DL Linear actuator with BLM-142-A motor
ACT165DL Linear actuator with BLMH-142-A motor

Travel

Option Description
-0100 100 mm travel linear actuator
-0200 200 mm travel linear actuator
-0300 300 mm travel linear actuator
-0500 500 mm travel linear actuator
-0800 800 mm travel linear actuator
-1000 1000 mm travel linear actuator
-1200 1200 mm travel linear actuator
-1500 1500 mm travel linear actuator

Tabletop

Option Description
-TTM Metric dimension mounting pattern and holes (standard)

Standard Linear Feedback

Option Description
-AS Linear optical encoder; 20 µm/Vpp output
-0.1 Linear optical encoder; 0.1 µm line driver output
-0.5 Linear optical encoder; 0.5 µm line driver output

Limits

Option Description
-NC-5V 5 V normally-closed end of travel limit switches with fixed locations (standard)
-NCA-5V 5 V normally-closed end of travel limit switches with adjustable location

Cable Management

Option Description
-CONN-H-BRACKET Connected leads bracketed to carriage; no cable management system; linear motor Halls
-CMSXXXX-H Cable management system for 100 mm to 1500 mm single-axis applications; linear motor Halls

Options

Option Description
-FC Includes air cooling of linear motor forcer (20 psi compressed air supply required)
-EP End plates mounted on linear actuator base

Metrology

Option Description
-NO PLOTS No metrology testing of stage; no performance plots provided
-PLOTS Accuracy and repeatability testing of uncalibrated stage; performance plots provided

Accessories (to be ordered as a separate line item)

Option Description
-HALAR High-accuracy system; linear error correction for accuracy and repeatability