AGS1500 Gantry System

Description

Design Features

  • Optimized design for precise contouring in a compact footprint
  • Velocity to 3 m/s and acceleration to 5 g
  • High power brushless linear servomotors for smooth motion
  • Travels up to 500 mm X 500 mm
  • Optional electroless nickel for ESD protection
  • Customizable Z and theta axes for flexible configurations
  • Noncontact linear encoders
  • Configurable cable management system allows for integration of fibre lasers, cameras, air lines, etc. for multiple applications

The AGS1500 series of Cartesian gantry systems is designed for ultra-precision, high-dynamic contouring, providing outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms. The planar design minimizes dynamic pitch errors at the work-point.

AGS1500 systems can be found in production plants around the world, in applications including precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, solder-ball placement, printed electronics, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection. The AGS1500 is based on the industry-leading AGS15000 gantry, and maintains many of the same leading-edge characteristics.

High Speed/High Acceleration

Aerotech's high-performance BLMC and BLM series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS1500 to speeds of 3 m/s and accelerations of 5 g. Dual linear motors and encoders are included on the lower axis for the highest level of performance and precision. The rugged noncontact optical linear encoders offer resolutions to 1 nm when coupled with Aerotech's controllers.

Rugged Design

The linear motor is a noncontact device, resulting in no backlash, wear or maintenance. The bearings are preloaded linear motion guides with wiper seals and grease fittings, and are mounted to provide optimized dynamic stiffness and load distribution.

The AGS1500 design keeps the linear motors and linear encoders to the outside of the work area. This design makes the gantry less susceptible to debris-induced damage.

Long-Lasting Cable Management System

The cable management system (CMS) is optimized and field-proven as the industry's most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the AGS1500 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, brackets for flying optics components, isolation systems and machine bases that are designed to accommodate the entire controls and electronics subsystems.

System Controllers

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

Cartesian Robots Brochure

Cartesian Robots CoverFor complete information on our advanced gantry systems, please see our Cartesian Robots brochure. You can get a pdf HERE.

Specifications

AGS1500 Specifications

ModelAGS1500-200-200AGS1500-300-300AGS1500-400-400AGS1500-500-500
Travel 200 mm x 200 mm 300 mm x 300 mm 400 mm x 400 mm 500 mm x 500 mm
Drive System(1) Lower Axis Linear Brushless Servomotor – Dual BLMC-267-A or Dual BLM-264-A
Upper Axis Linear Brushless Servomotor – BLMC-192-A
Bus Voltage Up to 340 VDC
Feedback Noncontact Linear Encoder
Resolution(2) 0.001 µm - 1.0 µm
Maximum Travel Speed(3) 3 m/s
Maximum Linear Acceleration 5 g (No Load)
Maximum Load(4) 15.0 kg
Accuracy(5,6) ±1.0 µm ±1.25 µm ±1.25 µm ±1.5 µm
Repeatability ±0.3 µm ±0.4 µm ±0.4 µm ±0.5 µm
Orthogonality 5 arc sec
Moving Mass Lower Axis 29.0 kg 31.0 kg 34.0 kg 37.0 kg
Upper Axis 3.2 kg
Material Aluminum
Finish Stage Black Anodize; ESD Optional
Carriage Black Hard Coat; ESD Optional
  1. Air cooling options available.
  2. With encoder multiplier.
  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 and dynamic requirements.
  5. Measured at center of travel, single axis under static conditions.
  6. Available with Aerotech controllers with HALAR.
  • AGS1500 Acceleration Graphs

Dimensions

  • AGS1500

Ordering Information

Ordering Example

AGS1500 -200 -200 -10X2 -10 -LT20X50 L-T20X50 -GB

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
AGS1500 -200
-300
-400
-500
-200
-300
-400
-500
-10X2
-10HX2
-10 -LTxxAS
-LTxxX50
-LTxxAS
-LTxxX50
-GB
-GR

AGS1500 Series Linear Motor Gantry

Option Description
AGS1500-200-200 200 mm x 200 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS1500-300-300 300 mm x 300 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS1500-400-400 400 mm x 400 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS1500-500-500 500 mm x 500 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGSxxxx-yyyy Other travels available; please consult factory

Motor

Option Description
-10X2 Dual brushless linear motor – dual BLMC-267-A (lower X-axis only)
-10HX2 Dual brushless linear motor – dual BLM-264-A (lower X-axis only)
-10 Brushless linear motor – BLMC-192-A (upper Y-axis only)

Standard Linear Encoders

Option Description
-LT20AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS1500-200-200
‑LT20X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS1500-200-200
-LT30AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS1500-300-300
-LT30X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS1500-300-300
-LT40AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS1500-400-400
-LT40X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS1500-400-400
-LT50AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS1500-500-500
-LT50X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS1500-500-500

Base Plate

Option Description
-GB200-200 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-200-200
-GB300-300 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-300-300
-GB400-400 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-400-400
-GB500-500 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-500-500
-GR200-200 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-200-200 with 150 mm risers
-GR300-300 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-300-300 with 150 mm risers
-GR400-400 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-400-400 with 150 mm risers
-GR500-500 Granite base-plate for AGS1500-500-500 with 150 mm risers

Accessories (to be ordered as separate line item)

Option Description
Z100 100 mm travel Z stage
Z100LM Pneumatic-counterbalanced 100 mm travel linear motor Z stage
Z150 150 mm travel Z stage
Z150LM Pneumatic-counterbalanced 150 mm travel linear motor Z stage
THETA 360° travel theta axis
MB200-200 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1500-200-200
MB300-300 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1500-300-300
MB400-400 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1500-400-400
MB500-500 Steel weldment machine base for AGS1500-500-500