High-precision linear stages used for applications such as surface measurement in life sciences, semiconductor manufacturing and other industries often require two distinctly different modes of motion. A rapid mode usually is needed to change locations quickly in the workspace, which might then be followed by very slow motion for finer focusing and resolution.
The traditional option for achieving dual-speed motion has been to stack one stage atop another. But a promising new development controls dual-speed motion with a single-stage configuration.
Watch this webinar to learn:
–About both types of linear positioning system configurations
–How to determine the extent to which they satisfy design requirements for velocity, range of motion and compactness