The latest open XY positioning system

6th September 2017
Posted By : Anna Flockett
The latest open XY positioning system


The latest single rail positioning stage H-gantry design from H2W Technologies design is an open frame XY positioning system. It has two bottom parallel axes with one cross axis connecting the two (H-gantry).

Each linear axis uses H2W’s brushless linear motors (BLDM-B04), and each has a total stroke length of 25.67” [652mm]; can generate 6.2lbs [27.8N] of continuous force and 18.7lbs [83.3N] of peak force, or a combined 12.4lbs [55.6N] continuous force and 37.4lbs [166.6N] of peak force on the bottom axis. 

The non-contact 1µ resolution encoders allow for precise positioning. The moving tables are guided by a precision recirculating linear ball bearing system. 

The linear axes are assembled on a single piece of aluminum extrusion, thus reducing the overall weight of the system. The top cross axis is mounted to the bottom parallel axis using rigid aluminum extrusions, 90° right angle gussets, and custom extrusion end plates. The system is mounted to a flat aluminum tooling plate base. There are also provisions that allow customer cables to be routed within the cable carriers. It has end-of-travel rubber bumper stops.

Additional options include, a home positioning sensor, end-of-travel-sensors, and custom mounting holes. Single extrusion length of up to 6m long, allows for longer stroke applications.


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