The new, compact AU100-ER two-axis gimbal mount from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) features a full 360 degree continuous rotation of each axis. This compact two-axis gimbal mount handles loads to 10 kg (22 lb) and has a clearance of 300 x 300 mm, (11.8 x 11.8 in.) about the roll axis of the stage. The pitch axis stage is mounted on a large 360 mm (14.173 in.) by 360 mm (14.173 in.) by 13 mm (0.512 in.) plate for increased stability. The AU100-ER two-axis gimbal mount is a suitable platform for: lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing cameras, optics, and lab and research applications.
The roll axis table measures 100 mm (3.937 in.) in diameter with a 30 mm (1.181 in.) through hole, and has a precision pattern of threaded holes for easy addition of fixtures or tooling. Both the pitch and roll axes are driven by bi-directional stepper motors with knobs, for manual adjustments, that can be replaced with optical encoders for position verification. As an option, servo motors for higher speed and more accurate closed-loop positioning can be ordered. Each axis features low-backlash worm gear drives and precision “V” groove and cross roller bearings for high resolution of 3.6 arc seconds, and repeatability and positional accuracy to 18 arc seconds. Travel speed of each axis is 12 degrees per second with stepper motors and 90 degrees per second with servo motors. Connections are made using readily accessible 9-pin DB-9 connectors and electrical wiring is enclosed for protection.
The AU100-ER motorized two-axis gimbal mount can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a multi-axis controller, joystick, trackball or keypad.
For more information, visit http://www.oesincorp.com.
Filed Under: Linear Motion Tips, Encoders • optical, Motors • stepper