The four main elements of the positioners are the linear motor, linear bearings, linear encoder, and mechanics (base, carriage plates, bumpers, brackets, and cable track). In addition, they are designed to connect together using transition plates for XY or multiaxis configurations. Options include a variety of cable-management systems, optical or magnetic encoders and drive connectorization. Typical applications are in lab automation, small vertical axes, medical devices, printing, lightweight scanning/sorting, microscopy, and light assembly. Key standard features include 110 Series motor, aluminum base, selectable thickness for rigidity and stiffness, peak forces in two sizes to 46 lb (203 N), continuous forces to 10 lb (45 N), travel lengths to 33.6 in. (853.44 mm) in 2.4 in. (60.96 mm); speeds to 180 ips (4.5 m/sec), and accelerations to 6 g.

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