- 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.
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.
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.
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 BrochureFor complete information on our advanced gantry systems, please see our Cartesian Robots brochure. You can get a pdf HERE.
AGS 15000 Specifications
|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|
|Finish||Stage||Black Anodize; ESD Optional|
|Carriage||Hard Coating; ESD Optional|
- Air cooling options available.
- With encoder multiplier.
- Maximum speed based on stage capability; maximum application velocity may be limited by system data rate and system resolution.
- Maximum load based on bearing capability; maximum application load may be limited by acceleration and dynamic requirements.
- Measured at center of travel, single axis under static conditions.
- Available with Aerotech controllers with HALAR.
|Series||X Travel (mm) |
|Y Travel (mm) |
|Gantry Type||X Motor |
|Y Motor |
|Y Encoder |
AGS15000 Series Linear Motor Gantry
|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|
|-HL||High load design|
|-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
|-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|
|-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)
|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|