AGS1000 Gantry System

Description

Design Features

  • Linear brushless servomotors for superior performance and longevity
  • Customizable 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

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 Motor/Linear Encoder

Aerotech's high-performance BLMC series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS1000 to speeds of 2 m/s and accelerations of 2 g. Feedback is from a rugged noncontact optical linear encoder. Resolution options range from 10 nm to 1.0 µm. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under all operating conditions.

Rugged Design

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 optimized stiffness and load distribution. Standard lubrication is cleanroom compatible.

Cable Management System

Extensive R&D has resulted in an optimized 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.

Turnkey Operation

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.

Aerotech manufactures a wide range of high-performance amplifiers and advanced motion controllers that are optimized for high-performance automation applications.

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Specifications

AGS1000 Specifications

ModelAGS1000-200-200AGS1000-400-400AGS1000-500-500
Travel(1) 200 mm x 200 mm 400 mm x 400 mm 500 mm x 500 mm
Drive System(2) Linear Brushless Servomotor – Dual BLMC-142 (bottom); Single BLMC-142 (top)
Feedback Noncontact Linear Encoder
Resolution 10 nm - 1.0 µm
Maximum Travel Speed(3) 2 m/s
Maximum Linear Acceleration 2 g (No Load)
Maximum Load(4) 15 kg
Continuous Force(2,5,6) Lower Axis Air Cooling
(20 psi)
228 N
No Air 146 N
Upper Axis Air Cooling
(20 psi)
114 N
No Air 73 N
Peak Force(2,6) Lower Axis 916 N
Upper Axis 458 N
Accuracy(7,8) ±5.0 µm
Repeatability ±2.0 µm
Orthogonality 5 arc sec
Nominal System Weight (Gantry Only) 47.7 kg 65 kg 73.6 kg
Moving Mass Lower Axis 21 kg 25 kg 27 kg
Upper Axis 3 kg
Material Aluminum
Finish Stage(9) Clear Anodize
Table Hard Coat Anodize
  1. Custom travel lengths available - contact factory.
  2. Depends on configuration.
  3. Maximum speed based on stage capability; maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and system resolution.
  4. Maximum load based on bearing capability; maximum application load may be limited by acceleration requirements.
  5. Thermal limitations of positioning stage with respect to performance may limit continuous force output.
  6. Force may be limited by amplifier output.
  7. Measured at center of travel.
  8. Available with Aerotech controller.
  9. Custom finishes available — contact factory.

Dimensions

  • AGS1000

Ordering Information

Ordering Example

AGS1000 -200 -200 -10X2 -10 -LT50X5 -LT50X5 -BP

Ordering Information

Series X Travel (mm)
(Lower Axis)
Y Travel (mm)
(Upper Axis)
X Motor
(Lower Axis)
Y Motor
(Upper Axis)
X Encoder
(Lower Axis)
Y Encoder
(Upper Axis)
Base Plate
AGS1000 -200
-400
-500
-200
-400
-500
-10X2 -10 -LTxxAS
-LTxxX5
-2LTxxAS
-2LTxxX5
-LTxxAS
-LTxxX5
-BP
-BPR

AGS1000 Series Linear Motor Gantry

Option Description
AGS1000-200-200 200 mm x 200 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS1000-400-400 400 mm x 400 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS1000-500-500 500 mm x 500 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits

Motor

Option Description
-10X2 Dual brushless linear motors – dual BLMC-142 (lower X-axis only)
-10 Brushless linear motor – BLMC-142 (upper Y-axis)

Limits

Option Description
-NC Normally closed end of travel limit switches (standard)
-NO Normally open end of travel limit switches

Standard Linear Encoders

Option Description
-LT20AS Linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; amplified sine output
-LT20X5 Linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; 1.0 micron line driver output
-LT40AS Linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; amplified sine output
-LT40X5 Linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; 1.0 micron line driver output
-LT50AS Linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; amplified sine output
-LT50X5 Linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output
-2LT20AS Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT20X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-200-200; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT40AS Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT40X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-400-400; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT50AS Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT50X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS1000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)

Base Plate

Option Description
-BP200-200 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-200-200
-BP400-400 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-400-400
-BP500-500 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-500-500
-BPR200-200 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-200-200 with 150 mm risers
-BPR400-400 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-400-400 with 150 mm risers
-BPR500-500 Aluminum base plate for AGS1000-500-500 with 150 mm risers

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

Option Description
Z 100 mm travel Z-stage
THETA 360° travel theta axis
MB200-200 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-200-200
MB400-400 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-400-400
MB500-500 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1000-500-500