Moticont’s HCDS-051-064 series of open aperture voice coil stages are linear DC motor driven stages. Designed for closed loop servo operation, an integral quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs is standard. The stages are clean, quiet, and efficient, with low inertia, high acceleration, and high speed. Each stage has a built-in home switch for accurate initialization upon power-up.
These compact open aperture stages have a footprint of just 11.500 in. (292.1 mm) long x 4.000 in. (101.6 mm) wide x 3.755 in. (95.4 mm) high. They are ideal for laser drilling and milling, optical focusing, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, sorting, pick-and-place, and the pass-through of fiber optics, electrical, and air lines.
Each HCDS-051-064 series stage has precision threaded mounting holes for tooling or fixtures. This series has a linear travel of 1.20 in. (30.5 mm), plug-and-play wired connectors, and convenient mounting holes for easy integration into new or existing applications. These stages are available with a resolution of 29.5 μm and 25.4 μm. Additionally, each stage is available with either continuous force of 4.7 lb (21.0 N) and peak force of 14.9 lb (66.3 N), or continuous force of 6.6 lb (29.4 N) and peak force of 20.0 lb (92.9 N), and an optional return spring. Two aperture diameters are available, 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) and 0.75 in. (19 mm).
The complete off-the-shelf HCDS series of voice coil driven stages are also available in XY and XYZ configurations and can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a servo controller. Custom models with longer travels, higher forces, and higher resolutions are also available.