OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has released four all new three-axis Azimuth, Angular Elevation, and Roll Gimbal Mounts. These new high-precision and high stability AU270-AER Gimbal Mounts locate the surface of the roll stage 115 mm below the center line of rotation allowing for the positioning of cameras, optics, lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing, and other applications on their respective centerlines.
The Azimuth and Angular Elevation Stages of the AU270-AER incorporate high precision 200-mm diameter rotary stages, and the roll stage is 100 mm in diameter. The roll stage has a precision pattern of threaded holes for mounting tooling, cameras, and lasers, and a through hole for cables and optics. Each stage features V-groove and crossed roller bearings, capable of 360 degrees of continuous rotation and driven by a 180:1 worm gear. Motor options to power each stage include: Two Phase Stepper Motors (AU270-AER-01), Three Phase Brushless Servo Motors with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoders (AU270-AER-02), DC Servo Motors with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoders (AU270-AER-03), or Two-Phase Stepper Motors with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoders for position verification (AU270-AER-04). Electrical connections are made using 9-pin DB-9 connectors.
The resolution of each stage is 0.001 degree or 3.6 arcsec with 10 micro-steps per step motor driver in use. Higher resolutions and travel speeds to 45 degrees/sec are possible with the servo motor options.
The total height of the AU270-AER Three Axis Gimbal Mount is 539 mm and the rotary stage has 270 mm of clearance. The Azimuth stage is mounted on an optional 450 x 450 mm aluminum plate with four handles and mounting holes for increased stability. The total weight of the gimbal stage is 45 kg. These three-axis Gimbal Mounts can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a multi-axis motion controller, joystick, trackball, or keypad.
For more information, visit www.oesincorp.com.