AGS15000 Gantry System

Description

Design Features

  • Optimized design for precise contouring
  • Velocity to 3 m/s and acceleration to 5 g
  • High power brushless linear servomotors for smooth motion
  • Travels up to 1.3 m X 1.3 m
  • 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 AGS15000 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.

AGS15000 systems can be found in production plants around the world in applications including precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, printed electronics, flat sheet processing, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection.

High Speed/High Acceleration

Aerotech’s high-performance BLM and BLMH series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS15000 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 encoder multiplier. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under varying operating conditions.

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 AGS15000 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 AGS15000 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 work-piece 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.

Aerotech Gantries: Flexible, High-Throughput Solutions for Your Application

Aerotech designs and manufactures gantries for many of the largest manufacturers in the world. These systems are carefully engineered to provide superior performance in applications as varied as pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and packaging applications. With our extensive experience and broad line of products, Aerotech can deliver the ideal gantry for your application.

Cartesian Robots Brochure

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Specifications

AGS 15000 Specifications

ModelAGS15000-500-500AGS15000-750-750AGS15000-1000-1000AGS15000-1250-1250
Travel 500 mm x 500 mm 750 mm x 750 mm 1000 mm x 1000 mm 1250 mm x 1250 mm
Drive System(1) Lower Axis Linear Brushless Servomotor – Dual BLM-386-A or Dual BLMH-382-A
Upper Axis Linear Brushless Servomotor – BLM-264-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) 40.0 kg
Accuracy(5,6) ±1.5 µm ±2.0 µm ±2.5 µm ±3.0 µm
Repeatability ±0.5 µm ±0.75 µm ±1.0 µm ±1.25 µm
Orthogonality 5 arc sec
Moving Mass Lower Axis 62.0 kg 72.3 kg 82.5 kg 92.7 kg
Upper Axis 7.2 kg
Material Aluminum
Finish Stage Black Anodize; ESD Optional
Carriage Hard Coating; 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.
  • AGS15000Spec1
  • AGS15000Spec2

Dimensions

  • AGS15000-HL
  • AGS15000-HP

Ordering Information

Ordering Example

AGS15000 -500 -500 -HL -10X2 -10 -LT50X50 -LT50X50 -GR

Ordering Options

Series X Travel (mm)
(Lower Axis)
Y Travel (mm)
(Upper Axis)
Gantry TypeX Motor
(Lower Axis)
Y Motor
(Upper Axis)
X Encoder
(Lower Axis)
Y Encoder
(Upper Axis)
Base Plate
AGS15000 -500
-750
-1000
-1250
-500
-750
-1000
-1250
-HL -10X2
-10HX2
-10 -LTxxAS
-LTxxX50
-LTxxAS
-LTxxX50
-GR
-GRR

AGS15000 Series Linear Motor Gantry

Option Description
AGS15000-500-500 500 mm x 500 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS15000-750-750 750 mm x 750 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS15000-1000-1000 1000 mm x 1000 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGS15000-1250-1250 1250 mm x 1250 mm Cartesian gantry with linear motor, linear encoder and limits
AGSxxxx-yyyy Other travels available; please consult factory

Gantry Type

Option Description
-HL High load design

Motor

Option Description
-10X2 Dual brushless linear motor – dual BLM-386-A (lower X-axis only)
-10HX2 Dual brushless linear motor – dual BLMH-382-A (lower X-axis only)
-10 Brushless linear motor – BLM-264-A (upper Y-axis only)

Standard Linear Encoders

Option Description
-LT50AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS15000-500-500
-LT50X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS15000-500-500
-LT75AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS15000-750-750
-LT75X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS15000-750-750
-LT100AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS15000-1000-1000
-LT100X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS15000-1000-1000
-LT125AS Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; amplified sine output; for AGS15000-1250-1250
-LT125X50 Dual linear encoder for lower axis; linear encoder for upper axis; 0.1 micron line driver output; for AGS15000-1250-1250

Base Plate

Option Description
-GR500-500 Granite base plate for AGS15000-500-500
-GR750-750 Granite base plate for AGS15000-750-750
-GR1000-1000 Granite base plate for AGS15000-1000-1000
-GR1250-1250 Granite base plate for AGS15000-1250-1250
-GRR500-500 Granite base plate for AGS15000-500-500 with 150 mm risers
-GRR750-750 Granite base plate for AGS15000-750-750 with 150 mm risers
-GRR1000-1000 Granite base plate for AGS15000-1000-1000 with 150 mm risers
-GRR1250-1250 Granite base plate for AGS15000-1250-1250 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
MB500-500 Steel weldment machine base for AGS15000-500-500
MB750-750 Steel weldment machine base for AGS15000-750-750
MB1000-1000 Steel weldment machine base for AGS15000-1000-1000
MB1250-1250 Steel weldment machine base for AGS15000-1250-1250