Air Bearing Gantry for Laser Applications

NEW! Motion Control – Air Bearing Gantry for Laser Applications from Steinmeyer!

Steinmeyer Motion Control Gantry for Laser Applications

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BURLINGTON, MA — Steinmeyer – Feinmess Dresden has developed an innovative air bearing gantry system with large travel range and high payload capability, especially designed for laser machining of thin layersolar panels. The same concept can also be used for other highly dynamic and precise applications requiring long travels.

The basis for the system is a massive stable granite structure. For the x-axis with 1600 mm travel, preloaded air bearings are used to achieve flatness of travel < 1 µm over 100 mm. Moreover, the air bearings eliminate any wear despite very high cycling typical in industrial applications.

Using Tecnotion-Servo-linear motors on both axes, accelerations of up to 5 G’s as well as speeds exceeding 120 m/min are possible. The integrated linear encoders enable a position resolution of 0,1 µm. For the vertical movement of the laser a standard ball screw driven stage is used.

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or e-mail John Skaltsas at or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at:

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