ACT165DL Direct-Drive Linear Actuator

Description

Design Features

  • High performance, cost-effective actuator
  • Travel range from 100 mm to 1.5 m
  • Acceleration capability up to 5 g
  • Velocity capability up to 5 m/s
  • Maximum continuous force output up to 270.7 N
  • Maintenance free, direct drive, zero-cogging motor and noncontact optical linear encoder

The ACT165DL 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 ACT165DL 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 5 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 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, simple connectorized pigtails 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 Uncalibrated ±7 µm ±13 µm ±19 µm ±31 µm
Calibrated ±2 µm ±2 µm ±2 µm ±3 µm
Resolution 0.005 - 1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability(1) ±1 µm
Maximum Speed(2) 5 m/s
Maximum Acceleration (Continuous)(2) 5 g
Maximum Force (Continuous) 20 psi(3) 270.7 N
No Air 150.0 N
Load Capacity(4) Horizontal 60 kg
Side 30 kg
Moving Mass 3.0 kg
Stage Mass 23.4 kg 29.1 kg 33.4 kg 44.7 kg
Material Aluminum (Clear Anodize Base/Black Anodize Tabletop)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 20,000 Hours
  1. Bi-directional 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Requires -AC1 air cooling option.
  4. Axis orientation for on-axis loading is listed.
  5. 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 Uncalibrated ±44 µm ±50 µm ±55 µm ±60 µm
Calibrated ±3 µm ±5 µm ±5 µm ±5 µm
Resolution 0.005 - 1 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability(1) ±1 µm
Maximum Speed(2) 5 m/s
Maximum Acceleration (Continuous)(2) 5 g
Maximum Force (Continuous) 20 psi(3) 270.7 N
No Air 150.0 N
Load Capacity(4) Horizontal 60 kg
Side 30 kg
Moving Mass 3.0 kg
Stage Mass 60.3 kg 70.2 kg 80.1 kg 95.7 kg
Material Aluminum (Clear Anodize Base/Black Anodize Tabletop)
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 20,000 Hours
  1. Bi-directional 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Requires -AC1 air cooling option.
  4. Axis orientation for on-axis loading is listed.
  5. 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
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
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  • ACT165DL-spec2

Dimensions

  • ACT165DL

Ordering Information

ACT-DL Series Direct-Drive Linear Actuator

Model (Required)

Option Description
ACT115DL Direct-drive linear actuator
ACT140DL Direct-drive linear actuator
ACT165DL Direct-drive linear actuator

Travel (Required)

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

Feedback (Required)

Option Description
-E1 20 µm linear encoder, amplified sine (1 Vpp) output
-E2 0.1 µm linear encoder, line driver (digital TTL) output
-E3 0.5 µm linear encoder, line driver (digital TTL) output

Limits (Required)

Option Description
-LI1 Normally-closed limit switches, fixed locations
-LI2 Normally-closed limit switches, adjustable locations

Cable Management (Required)

Option Description
-CMS0 No cable management system
-CMS1 Single axis cable management system

Air Cooling (Optional)

Option Description
-AC1 Forced air cooling for motor

End Plates (Optional)

Option Description
-EP1 End plates mounted to ends of actuator base

Metrology (Required)

Option Description
-PL0 No metrology performance plots
-PL1 Metrology, uncalibrated with performance plots
-PL2 Metrology, calibrated (HALAR) with performance plots

Integration (Required)

Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.

Option Description
-TAS Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
-TAC Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used or shipped together (ex: stage only). These components may or may not be part of a larger system.