Design Engineering

Linear Stepper Stages

H2W’s LSS-031-04-011-MEA features integrated linear encoder and advanced electronics package.

September 15, 2021   by DE staff

H2W released its LSS-031-04-011-MEA, a series of single-axis linear stepper stages that integrates a linear encoder into the single-axis linear stepper motor stage. The H2W linear stepper motor STS-1220-AP3 powers the stage and generates a force of 11.0 lbs [48.8 N] with a total stroke length of 31.0in [788mm]. Integrated air bearings maintain the required motor air gap. The customer must supply 60-80 PSI of filtered compressed air for proper operation of the stage. The integrated 1.0-micron resolution encoder works with the control package to operate the stepper motor as a two-phase brushless linear motor, which generates higher speeds, also allows for precise positioning.

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