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AGS10000 - Cartesian Gantry Systems

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Since 1970, Aerotech has designed and manufactured the highest performance motion control, positioning tables/stages, and positioning systems for our customers in industry, government, science, and research institutions worldwide.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


  • Phone 412-963-7470
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AGS10000 - Cartesian Gantry Systems

AGS10000 - Cartesian Gantry Systems


AGS10000 - Cartesian Gantry Systems


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AGS10000 - Cartesian Gantry Systems Description:

The AGS10000 series of Cartesian gantry systems puts Aerotech's core technologies and extensive manufacturing capability to work for you, providing outstanding performance and versatility in a wide range of automation platforms. AGS10000 systems can be found in production plants around the world in applications including high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and high-accuracy inspection.

Design Features

  • High velocity to 3 m/s and high acceleration to 3 g
  • High-power linear brushless servomotors
  • Customizable Z and theta axes
  • Noncontact linear encoders
  • Optional machine base and risers

Linear Motor/Linear Encoder

Aerotech's high-performance BLM series brushless linear servomotors drive the AGS10000 to speeds of 3 m/s and accelerations of 3 g. Both single and dual forcer designs are available. Feedback is from a rugged noncontact optical linear encoder. Resolution options range from 5 nm to 1.0 µm. Optimized to account for thermal expansion, the design ensures high accuracy under all operating conditions.

Rugged Design

Since the linear motor is a noncontact device, there is no backlash, wear or maintenance. The bearings are preloaded linear motion guides with wiper seals and grease fittings and are mounted to provide optimized stiffness and load distribution.

Cable Management System

Extensive R&D has resulted in an optimized cable management system (CMS) that has been field proven to be the industry's most reliable design. Large bend radii and high-flex cables ensure that the AGS10000 provides millions of cycles of maintenance-free operation. In the unlikely event of a component failure, a modular design ensures that part replacement is fast and easy.

All customer cabling and pneumatics can be routed through the system e-chain. Connectors are provided at the workpiece and at the opposite end of the e-chain, greatly simplifying final machine integration.

Turnkey Operation

Aerotech's years of experience manufacturing precision positioning and control systems can be leveraged by acquiring a turnkey system. Typical options include Z-theta mechanisms, risers to accommodate automated parts handling equipment and machine bases that are designed to accommodate the entire electronics subsystem.

Aerotech manufactures a wide range of high-performance amplifiers and advanced motion controllers that are optimized for high-performance automation applications.

Aerotech Gantries: Flexible, High-Throughput Solutions for Your Application

Aerotech designs and manufactures gantries for many of the largest manufacturers in the world. These systems are carefully engineered to provide superior performance in applications as varied as pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations and packaging applications. With our extensive experience and broad line of products, Aerotech can deliver the ideal gantry for your application.

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