ALIO Industries provides best-in-class industrial XY tables which help provide horizontal motion for automated machinery such as assembly robots in manufacturing facilities. Robotic arms and other automated machinery have only a limited range of motion while their bases remain stationary; XY tables allow these basis to move horizontally along X and Y axis.
Also known as XY stages, XY tables are motorized linear slides with linear motion based in bearings which are driven by a drive mechanism, typically a linear motor. XY tables are built and configured to provide high-performance positioning along multiple axis. Serving industries including general machinery, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and semiconductor, XY tables offer precision-controlled automated movement. XY tables are broadly used in mechanical processes and applications including material handling, industrial automation equipment, machinery building and automated measurement.
Linear Servo Motion
Linear servo motion can be achieved through the use of a linear servo. Linear servos combine the strength and linear motion of an actuator with the control simplicity of a servo for precise control of angular or linear position, velocity and acceleration. Linear servo motion is achieved through the use of a linear servo that consists of a suitable motor coupled to a sensor for position feedback. It also requires a relatively sophisticated controller, often a dedicated module designed specifically for use with servomotors.
Servomotors are not a specific class of motor although the term servomotor is often used to refer to a motor suitable for use in a closed-loop control system. Servomotors are used in applications such as robotics, CNC machinery or automated manufacturing.
Linear servo motion is achieved by using ALIO’s best-in-class linear servos, the most reliable and precise on the market today.
ALIO linear products have been designed and manufactured to have no equal in the world for performance and reliability in linear servo motion. ALIO’s mechanical bearing stages can perform at a level of precision that the competition struggles to match with their air bearing stages. ALIO’s focus on 6-D Nano Precision® only while others design and build to the 2-D world of planar repeatability and accuracy keep ALIO on the leading edge. All of the product families of ALIO linear stages have world class performance with variation of components such as motors and encoders to fit demanding applications or cost sensitive systems. 1. Precision crossed roller linear motor stages with ALIO IP design, machining and assembly. 2. ALIO XY monolithic 3-plate systems with unmatched 6-D performance. 3. Voice coils with counterbalancing for vertical Z applications. 4. Shaft linear motors for cost sensitive applications needing 6-D Nano Precision® 5. Linear servo piezo motors.
Linear Translation Stage
ALIO Industries produces best-in-class linear translation stages. A linear stage or linear translation stage is a component of a precise motion system used to restrict an object to a single axis of motion. The term linear slide is often used interchangeably with "linear translation stage", though technically "linear slide" refers to a linear motion bearing, which is only a component of a linear translation stage. All linear translation stages consist of a platform and a base, joined by some form of guide or linear bearing in such a way that the platform is restricted to linear motion with respect to the base. In common usage, the term linear stage may or may not also include the mechanism by which the position of the platform is controlled relative to the base.
In three-dimensional space, an object may either rotate about, or translate along any of three axes. Thus the object is said to have six degrees of freedom (6 DOF) (3 rotational and 3 translational). A linear stage exhibits only one degree of freedom (translation along one axis). In other words, linear stages operate by physically restricting 3 axes of rotation and 2 axes of translation thus allowing for motion on only one translational axis.