- Integrated, low-profile, XY, linear-motor stage
- Excellent geometric performance (straightness to ±0.4 µm; flatness to ±1 µm)
- Anti-creep, precision crossed-roller bearings
- Large selection – nine models in travel and accuracy
Aerotech’s PlanarDL-series stages offer excellent geometric and dynamic performance in a compact, low-profile package. A variety of travel and performance options make this stage ideal for applications ranging from surface profilometry to LED wafer scribing.
Superior Stage Design
The PlanarDL XY design allows for industry-leading planar geometric performance in applications where straightness and flatness of motion are critical. High-precision anti-creep crossed-roller bearings, precision-machined surfaces and Aerotech linear motors driving through the axes’ center-of-stiffness result in a positioning stage with exceptional geometric tolerances.
The PlanarDL structural elements are optimized for high-dynamics and high-stiffness for the most demanding dynamic applications. Capable of achieving 1 m/s velocities and 1.5 g accelerations, the PlanarDL enables high-throughput, high-accuracy processing resulting in superior process yield and a low total cost of ownership. Unlike competitive products using recirculating bearings, the anti-creep crossed-roller bearings used in this design permit smooth motion making this an ideal stage solution for challenging scanning applications.
Noncontact Direct-Drive Technology
Only noncontact, direct-drive technology offers high-speed and accurate positioning coupled with maintenance-free operation and long service life. At the heart of the PlanarDL is Aerotech’s proprietary direct-drive technology. This drive technology allows for unmatched performance compared to other competitive screw-based and linear motor designs.
The PlanarDL-200XY and -300XY stages are both available with one or two motors per axis, allowing optimization of each individual axis for the specific application and process. Regardless of the number of motors selected, the resulting drive force acts through the centers of friction and stiffness resulting in superior geometric performance and accuracy.
Integrated Cable Management
The cable management system on the PlanarDL is integrated into the stage and optimized for long life and performance. Additional standard options are available for extra servo axes or air/vacuum lines for vacuum chucks or other process pneumatics.
Extreme Positioning Performance
The PlanarDL is available in three positioning performance options. Relying upon decades of experience in system-level design including not only positioning mechanics, but also software and electronics, Aerotech has developed advanced technologies to push the envelope of precision. High-performance -PLUS and -ULTRA options are available to enable accuracies and straightness values down to ±400 nm and orthogonality down to 1 arc second.
|Travel||100 mm x 100 mm||200 mm x 200 mm||300 mm x 300 mm|
|Bidirectional Repeatability(2)||±0.1 µm|
(Minimum Incremental Motion)
|Straightness||±1 µm||±0.4 µm||±1.5 µm||±0.5 µm||±2 µm||±0.75 µm|
|Flatness||±1 µm||±1.5 µm||±2 µm|
|Pitch||12 arc sec||15 arc sec||18 arc sec|
|Roll||12 arc sec||15 arc sec||18 arc sec|
|Yaw||6 arc sec||8 arc sec||10 arc sec|
|Orthogonality||20 arc sec||5 arc sec||1 arc sec||20 arc sec||5 arc sec||1 arc sec||20 arc sec||5 arc sec||1 arc sec|
|Maximum Speed||500 mm/s||750 mm/s||1000 mm/s|
(No Load; Upper Axis)
|1.5 g (No Load)||1.0 g (x1 Motor)
1.5 g (x2 Motors)
|1.0 g (x1 Motor)
1.5 g (x2 Motors)
|Maximum Force (Continuous)||26 N||31 N (x1 Motor)
62 N (x2 Motors)
|78 N (x1 Motor)
156 N (x2 Motors)
|Load Capacity(3)||Horizontal||15 kg||20 kg||30 kg|
|Moving Mass||Upper Axis||2.9 kg||6.3 kg (-M1 or -M3 Motor)
7.4 kg (-M2 or -M4 Motor)
|16.3 kg (-M1 or -M3 Motor)
19.1 kg (-M2 or -M4 Motor)
|Lower Axis||8.4 kg||16.8 kg (-M1 Motor)
17.8 kg (-M2 or -M3 Motor)
19.0 kg (-M4 Motors)
|45.0 kg (-M1 Motor)
48.1 kg (-M2 or -M3 Motor)
50.9 kg (-M4 Motors)
|Stage Mass(4)||11 kg||23-25 kg||53-63 kg|
|Material||Black Anodized Aluminum|
|MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure)||30,000 Hours|
- The -PL3 and -PL4 options require the use of an Aerotech controller.
- Repeatability specification assumes a feedback resolution of 20 nm or less.
- On-axis loading for orientation listed.
- Stage mass is a function of motor configuration.
- Specifications for -PL1 and -PL3 options are per axis measured 25 mm above the tabletop. Specifications for -PL4 are XY measured 25 mm above the tabletop.
|Drive System||Brushless Linear Servomotor|
|Feedback||Noncontact Linear Encoder|
|Maximum Bus Voltage||320 VDC|
|Limit Switches||5 V, Normally Closed|
|Home Switch||Near Center of XY Travel|
|Single Axis||Soloist||Soloist CP
PlanarDL Two Axis Mechanical-Bearing Direct-Drive Linear Stage
|PlanarDL-100XY||Two axis mechanical-bearing direct-drive linear stage, 100 x 100 mm travel|
|PlanarDL-200XY||Two axis mechanical-bearing direct-drive linear stage, 200 x 200 mm travel|
|PlanarDL-300XY||Two axis mechanical-bearing direct-drive linear stage, 300 x 300 mm travel|
Motor (Required) - Not Applicable for PlanarDL-100XY
|-M1||1 motor on upper axis; 1 motor on lower axis|
|-M2||2 motors on upper axis; 1 motor on lower axis|
|-M3||1 motor on upper axis; 2 motors on lower axis|
|-M4||2 motors on upper axis; 2 motors on lower axis|
|-E1||Incremental encoders, 1 Vpp on upper and lower axes|
|-E2||Incremental encoders, 0.1 µm TTL on upper axis, 1 Vpp on lower axis|
|-E3||Incremental encoders, 1 Vpp on upper axis, 0.1 µm TTL on lower axis|
|-E4||Incremental encoders, 0.1 µm TTL on upper and lower axes|
Cable Management (Optional)
|-CMS1||Cable management for air/vacuum line|
|-CMS2||Cable management for air/vacuum line and 3rd axis motor/feedback|
Performance Grade (Required)
|-PL3||High-accuracy performance, PLUS|
|-PL4||Ultra-high accuracy 2D performance, ULTRA|
- Note: -PL3 and -PL4 performance grades require Aerotech controller.
Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.
|-TAS||Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
|-TAC||Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used or shipped together (ex: stage only). These components may or may not be part of a larger system.