AGS10000 Gantry System

Description

Design Features

  • High velocity to 3 m/s and high acceleration to 3 g
  • High-power linear brushless servomotors
  • Customizable Z and theta axes
  • Noncontact linear encoders
  • Optional machine base and risers

The AGS10000 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. AGS10000 systems can be found in production plants around the world in applications including high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection.

Linear Motor/Linear Encoder

Aerotech's high-performance BLM series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS10000 to speeds of 3 m/s and accelerations of 3 g. Both single and dual forcer designs are available. Feedback is from a rugged noncontact optical linear encoder. Resolution options range from 5 nm to 1.0 µm. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under all operating conditions.

Rugged Design

Since 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.

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 AGS10000 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

AGS10000 Specifications

ModelAGS10000-500-500AGS10000-750-750AGS10000-1000-1000
Travel 500 mm x 500 mm 750 mm x 750 mm 1000 mm x 1000 mm
Drive System Linear Brushless Servomotor – BLM-325-A (lower axis); BLM-264-A (upper axis)
Feedback Noncontact Linear Encoder
Resolution(1) 0.005 µm - 1.0 µm
Maximum Travel Speed(2) 3 m/s
Maximum Linear Acceleration 3 g (No Load)
Maximum Load(3) 25.0 kg
Continuous
Force(4,5)
Lower Axis Air Cooling (20 psi) 316 N
No Air 246 N
Upper Axis Air Cooling (20 psi) 276 N
No Air 207 N
Peak Force(5) Lower Axis 1264 N
Upper Axis 1106 N
Accuracy(6)(7) ±5.0 µm
Repeatability ±2.0 µm
Orthogonality 5 arc sec
Nominal System Weight (Gantry only) 131.0 kg 179.0 kg 227.0 kg
Moving Mass Lower Axis 53 kg 62 kg 70 kg
Upper Axis 9 kg
Material Aluminum
Finish Stage Black Anodize
Table Hard Coating (62 Rockwell Hardness); ESD optional
  1. With encoder multiplier.
  2. Maximum speed based on stage capability; maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and system resolution.
  3. Maximum load based on bearing capability; maximum application load may be limited by acceleration requirements.
  4. Thermal limitations of positioning stage with respect to performance may limit continuous force output.
  5. Force may be limited by amplifier output.
  6. Measured at center of travel.
  7. Available with Aerotech controllers.
  • AGS10000 Acceleration Graphs
  • AGS10000-4

Dimensions

  • AGS10000

Ordering Information

Ordering Example

AGS10000 -500 -500 -10 -10 -LT50X5 -LT50X5 -BP

Ordering Options

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
AGS10000 -500
-750
-1000
-500
-750
-1000
-10
-10X2
-10 -LTxxAS
-LTxxX5
-2LTxxAS
-2LTxxX5
-LTxxAS
-LTxxX5
-BP
-BPR

AGS10000 Series Linear Motor Gantry

Option Description
AGS10000-500-500 500 mm x 500 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS10000-750-750 750 mm x 750 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS10000-1000-1000 1000 mm x 1000 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGSxxxx-yyyy Other travels available; please consult factory

Motor

Option Description
-10 Brushless linear motor – BLM-325-A (lower X-axis); BLM-264-A (upper Y-axis)
-10X2 Dual brushless linear motor – dual BLM-325-A (lower X-axis only)

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
-LT50AS Linear encoder for AGS10000-500-500; amplified sine output
-LT50X5 Linear encoder for AGS10000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output
-LT75AS Linear encoder for AGS10000-750-750; amplified sine output
-LT75X5 Linear encoder for AGS10000-750-750; 1.0 micron line driver output
-LT100AS Linear encoder for AGS10000-1000-1000; amplified sine output
-LT100X5 Linear encoder for AGS10000-1000-1000; 1.0 micron line driver output
-2LT50AS Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-500-500; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT50X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-500-500; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT75AS Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-750-750; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT75X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-750-750; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT100AS Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-1000-1000; amplified sine output; (lower X-axis only)
-2LT100X5 Dual linear encoder for AGS10000-1000-1000; 1.0 micron line driver output; (lower X-axis only)

Base Plate

Option Description
-BP500-500 Granite base plate for AGS10000-500-500
-BP750-750 Granite base plate for AGS10000-750-750
-BP1000-1000 Granite base plate for AGS10000-1000-1000
-BPR500-500 Granite base plate for AGS10000-500-500 with 150 mm risers
-BPR750-750 Granite base plate for AGS10000-750-750 with 150 mm risers
-BPR1000-1000 Granite base plate for AGS10000-1000-1000 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
MB500-500 Steel weldment machine base for AGS10000-500-500
MB750-750 Steel weldment machine base for AGS10000-750-750
MB1000-1000 Steel weldment machine base for AGS10000-1000-1000