Motion control gimbal mount
Van Nuys, California – Optimal Engineering Systems Inc. (OES) has released the compact AU100-ER 2-axis gimbal mount for lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing cameras, optics, and lab and research applications.
It features 360°continuous rotation of each axis, handles loads to 10kg (22 lb), and has a clearance of 300mm x 300mm (11.8" x 11.8") about the stage’s roll axis.
The pitch-axis stage is mounted on a 360mm x 360mm x 13mm (14.173" x 14.173" x 0.512") plate for increased stability. The roll-axis table is 100mm (3.937") in diameter with a 30mm (1.181") through-hole and has a precision pattern of threaded holes for addition of fixtures or tooling. 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. Servo motors for higher speed and more accurate closed loop positioning are an option.
Each axis features low-backlash worm gear drives and precision V-groove and cross-roller bearings for 3.6 arc seconds resolution, and repeatability and positional accuracy to 18 arc seconds. Travel speed of each axis is 12° per second with stepper motors and 90° per second with servo motors Connections are made using 9-pin DB-9 connectors with electrical wiring enclosed for protection.
The AU100-ER motorized 2-axis gimbal mount can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with a multi-axis controller, joystick, trackball, or keypad.