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XYZ Translation Stages will be Delivered to Italy

XYZ Translation Stages from Tallman Robotics Limited will be transported to Italy. 

XYZ translation stages are devices used in scientific and industrial applications to precisely adjust the position of an object in three dimensions (x, y, and z directions). These stages can move objects in micron or sub-micron increments, allowing for precise positioning and movement in laboratory and research settings. The devices usually consist of a base, a stage, and a drive mechanism, which can be manual or motorized. The stage moves horizontally along the x and y directions, while the base and stage can both move vertically along the z direction. XYZ translation stages have applications in various fields including microscopy, metrology, semiconductor processing, and nanotechnology.

On 28th,Feb, we got an inquiry from Italy as follows: 

Hello,we would like to have a technical and commercial offer for a complete xyz gantry coordinate system according to the following specification:

Vertical mounting: the z axis will be horizontal (NOT vertical as for usual application) and subjected to bending moment due to gravity, see the layout image here attached.

X axis actual stroke: 2000 mm with 20 mm extra stroke

Y axis actual stroke: 2000 mm 20 mm extra stroke

Z axis actual stroke: 1290 mm 20 mm extra stroke

External weight on z axis end: 3 kg (item to move + gripper assembly)

External weight position on z axis: according to attached image.

Speed: max. time to move from to farthest opposite location on the xy plane of coordinate system = ~ 20 sec.

Speed: max. time to move along the entire stroke on z axis = ~ 20 sec.

Service: 10 hours a day for 365 days a year and with very high time between failures and maintenance. In normal condition. the system shall work without any human supervision.

Installatiom: clean room 10°C / 40 °C

Accessories: stationary brake on Y axis, all sensors for safety and smooth functioning, monitoring and control of the systems.

Precision: +/- 2 mm.

Scope of supply: all mechanical parts + all electric parts with motors and drivers + control system to be interfaced with an external PLC based control system. Please indicate exclusions (if any) in the offer according to your typical supply and expertise.

Delivery: Rome, Italy.

Here I attach two 3d models links (STEP and IGEST format) of the preliminary system with the required features just for reference (they are too big to be directly attached to this email):

STEP: www.boschrexroth.com/ics/Modules/Download.cfm?File=20230227_CMS_79812/CMS_3SC_23_2_2020_2020_1310_12_5_16_ML_1.stp&Configurator=CMS
IGES: www.boschrexroth.com/ics/Modules/Download.cfm?File=20230227_CMS_79812/CMS_3SC_23_2_2020_2020_1310_12_5_16_ML_1.igs&Configurator=CMS

Both 3D models are in millimeters [mm].

Please note that the attached 3D model are for a normal horizontal mounting so for this application, sliding pad could be larger.

We kindly ask you for:

Split price quotation for all system components and control system
3D model
Delivery time to Italy from order.

After studying the data, we select solutions as follows: 

X1 axis:TMB135-L90S2020-CU750-C2U-LTCM(including ratio 10 planetary gear reducer) 

X2 axis:TMB135-L90S2020-NU-LTCM :

Y axis:TMB170-L90S2020-CU750B-C2U-LTCM(including ratio 10 planetary gear reducer) 

Z axis:TMB100L-L90S1310-CU400-C2U-LTCM(including ratio 10 planetary gear reducer ) : 

Three-axis connecting parts: including connecting plate, stiffener, three-axis tank chain, connecting rod, connecting rod support: 

1pc 750W Delta servo motor with brake+750W Delta drive+ 3 meters cable

1pc 750W Delta servo motor without brake+750W Delta drive+ 3 meters cable

1pc 400W Delta servo motor without brake+400W Delta drive+ 3 meters cable

Controlling system :  Including PLC: XD5E-30T4-E,1pc. Touch screen: TGM765S 1pc including programming

XYZ translation stages are mechanical devices that enable movement in three perpendicular directions: X, Y, and Z. These stages are used in a variety of applications that require precise positioning of an object or tool in three dimensions, such as microscopy, laser cutting and welding, and semiconductor fabrication.

The construction and design of XYZ translation stages can vary depending on the specific application, but the basic concept is to use multiple linear translation stages that are aligned perpendicularly to each other. Each stage is controlled by a motor or a manual mechanism that allows for smooth and precise movement along a particular axis.

One of the key components of an XYZ translation stage is the linear motion guide, which provides guidance for the stage as it moves along the designated axis. The guide consists of a rail and a carriage or slider that sits on top of the rail. The carriage is equipped with a set of bearings, which allow it to move smoothly and with low friction along the rail.

Another important aspect of XYZ translation stages is the control system, which manages the movement of each axis independently. The control system may consist of servo motors, stepper motors, or piezo actuators, depending on the specific application and requirements. These motors are typically connected to a programmable controller that provides precise positioning information and allows for highly precise movements.

In addition to the linear motion guides and control system, there are other components that may be included in an XYZ translation stage depending on the specific application. One common feature is a position feedback mechanism, which provides real-time feedback on the position and orientation of the object or tool being moved. This feedback can be used to adjust the movement of the stages as needed to ensure precise positioning.

Another feature that may be included is a locking mechanism, which can hold the stage in a particular position once it has been moved. This is particularly useful in applications where stability is important, such as microscopy or semiconductor fabrication.

To optimize performance and ensure smooth movement, XYZ translation stages are often made from high-quality materials and designed with tight tolerances. For example, the rails and carriages may be made from materials such as stainless steel or aluminum, which are durable and resistant to wear and corrosion. The bearings used in the linear motion guides are often made from high-performance materials such as ceramics or specialized polymers, which offer low friction and high precision.

Benefits of XYZ Translation Stages

There are several advantages to using XYZ translation stages in various applications. One of the primary benefits is the high degree of precision they offer. With the ability to move along three perpendicular axes with nanometer-level accuracy, XYZ translation stages are ideal for applications that require high precision positioning, such as semiconductor fabrication, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.

Another benefit is the versatility of XYZ translation stages. With the ability to move in three dimensions, these stages can be used in a variety of applications, from laser cutting and welding to microscopy and biomedical research. This versatility allows for greater flexibility in design and application, as well as easier integration into existing systems.

Finally, XYZ translation stages are often designed to be highly stable and durable, with many components made from high-quality materials and designed for high-performance. This ensures reliable and long-lasting performance, even in demanding and high-stress applications.

Applications of XYZ Translation Stages

XYZ translation stages have a wide range of applications across multiple industries, including:

Microscopy: In microscopy, XYZ translation stages are used to position samples and optical components with high precision. This allows for more accurate imaging and analysis of specimens, and can also improve the speed and efficiency of the microscopy process.

Semiconductor Fabrication: In the semiconductor industry, XYZ translation stages are used for precise alignment and positioning of materials during the fabrication process. This helps to ensure accurate and consistent results, and has become increasingly important as the industry has moved towards smaller and more complex designs.

Laser cutting and welding: In laser-based manufacturing processes, XYZ translation stages are used to position the laser beam with high precision, allowing for precise cutting and welding of materials.

Biotechnology: In biotechnology and biomedical research, XYZ translation stages are used to position samples and tools with high precision. This allows for more accurate analysis and manipulation of biological specimens, and can be particularly important in areas such as drug discovery and gene editing.

In conclusion, XYZ translation stages are mechanical devices that enable movement in three perpendicular directions, with applications in microscopy, semiconductor fabrication, laser cutting and welding, and biotechnology. They are designed to be highly precise, versatile, and durable, and offer several advantages over other positioning and alignment technologies. As industries continue to demand greater precision, speed, and efficiency in their manufacturing and research processes, XYZ translation stages are likely to become increasingly important tools for achieving these goals.

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