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ITK Components (our foundation)

The basis for every ITK system are real-time capable multi-axis controllers for the highly precise control of stepper and linear motors. In addition, we offer further components as stand-alone products (OEM variants).

Our own developments and in-house produced components include:

– Controls (up to 6 axes)
– Position measuring systems based on the magneto-resistive principle (MR sensors and measuring scale)
– Ironless linear motors with patented ITK functional principle
– Software and motion algorithms

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Tailor-made motors.

A system consisting of individual components is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. Within a positioning system, the motor as a drive component makes a significant contribution. In order to live up to our claim of producing the best positioning systems on the market, we need high-performance drives. Commercially available motors have physical limits that our linear motors, developed and manufactured in-house, overcome. Stepper motors are manufactured externally according to our specifications and – if required by the application – modified in-house by ITK.

LM50_LInearmotor

Linear Motors

A linear motor should develop as much power as possible, be dynamic in its response behaviour and have a high degree of efficiency. And all this with the smallest geometric dimensions.

With this in mind, we have developed a linear motor with a completely new coil design. Both the coil shape and the arrangement of the conductor within the coil are novel and have been proven to have much better physical as well as mechanical properties. As a result, very high temperature resistance leads directly to high operational reliability of the application with shorter current rise times. The application benefits from dynamic response behaviour. We are very proud that this has been patented!

Linear motors from ITK are more dynamic and powerful with the same construction volume. This means that the motor is no longer the limiting factor and makes it possible to think in new dimensions when designing a new positioning system – true to our motto – “New paths are created by going down them!”

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Stepper Motors

A stepper motor should have the most uniform positioning behaviour possible (jerk-free), a high position resolution and high torque when starting and stopping. In joint development with a motor manufacturer, the stepper motors produce a stronger magnetic field and thus better dynamic properties with the same rotor moment of inertia and high-quality products already in production. The synchronisation properties of the stepper motor can be significantly improved through the use of proprietary mechanical dampers. Disturbing resonance frequencies are thus virtually eliminated. The high positioning resolution of up to 600,000 positions per revolution is achieved by the control behaviour of our own stepper motor controllers.

Our stepper motors

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Servomotors

Alpha Torque servomotors with absolute measuring system
Alpha Torque servomotors consist of high-torque stepper motors that provide maximum torque even at the lowest speed. The motors are equipped with a robust magnetic measuring system that records the position as an absolute position value even after 16384 revolutions. For many applications, this can save a time-consuming reference run. The measuring system works according to the vernier principle and requires no additional battery buffering.

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Position yourself with measuring systems from ITK.

Magnetic position measuring technology made by ITK: Magnetoresistive measuring technology has the advantage over optical measuring systems that it is insensitive to contamination. Since our MR measuring systems provide the typical values of an optical signal (1Vpp/20µm), it is possible to adapt an MR measuring system to your existing application and replace it with an optical measuring system if required.
Essentially, our MR measuring systems consist of three components: Magnetically encoded scale, MR sensor and evaluation electronics. All components are based on ITK’s development know-how. Our MR measuring systems are characterised by a flat design and absolute measuring systems for determining the target position. The evaluation electronics developed in-house allow very high resolutions, repeat accuracies and very high travel speeds – which is not available on the market in this combination!

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OptoMag - Magnetic length measuring system

OptoMag is a length measuring system based on a magneto-resistive (MR) sensor with very high resolutions and repeatabilities. It consists of three components: the magnetically coded scale, the MR sensor and the evaluation electronics. In contrast to optical measuring systems, the MR measuring technology used has the advantage, among other things, that it is insensitive to contamination. The OptoMag electronics convert the input signals of the sensors, which are in the mV range, into a sine/cosine signal with a period length of 20 µm and an amplitude of 1 Vpp. This signal corresponds to the signals of optical systems. The OptoMag measuring system is available in three different versions and thus enables a wide range of applications. Installation conditions with limited space are also taken into account.

OptoMag-C: Evaluation electronics for external sensor – ideally suited for applications with limited space.

OptoMag-S, -R: Evaluation electronics with integrated sensor (-S) and reference mark (-R) – ideally suited for system integration.

MiniStar

MiniStar - Position sensor (incremental)

The MiniStar is a high-resolution position sensor. This variant stands out due to its particularly compact dimensions (especially attractive for applications with limited installation space). Available with different cable lengths on request.

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Nanostar - System for absolute length and angle measurement

NanoStar is another high-resolution measurement system belonging to our range of magnetic length and angle measurement products, comprising a sensor head and magnetic scale. The sensor utilizes the magnetoresistive (MR) effect and brings with it all the principle-related advantages of MR technology such as robustness, insensitivity to contamination and high resolution. During the measuring process, magnetic pole structures on the measuring scale are scanned contactlessly with an AMR sensor. The achievable measurement resolutions are in the nm range. Absolute accuracies of a few µm can be realised. The scale tape is simply glued to the structure or fixed to a scale carrier.

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Controllers from ITK. Bring your application to the point.

Controllers from ITK bring your application precisely and quickly to the point … and perhaps a little better than others can.
We develop control technology for all conceivable motor variants for positioning mechatronic applications. The focus is on dynamic and precise fine positioning down to the nanometre range. Our products bring decisive advantages in terms of speed, dynamics, highest precision and reliability.
Typical fields of application are traditional microscope technology, gantry positioning systems for the inspection of wafers in the semiconductor industry or positioning systems for measuring and analysis devices, to name but a few.
Today, we can boast over 40 years of experience in control technology. You can profit from this!

Hydra Start

Hydra - controller

The controllers of the Hydra series are optimally designed to control the positioning systems of ITK. A new motor design ensures maximum performance in the smallest possible space. Hydra controllers achieve high dynamics with minimal heat generation. This is thanks to ITK’s output stage technology. Stepper motor, servo motor, torque motor or DC motor can be combined with a linear motor on the Hydra. Axis output stages can be specifically switched off for manual or motorised displacement of the axes. Hydra controllers are available in different versions – as table-top TT version with 500 W power supply or for control cabinet installation as CM version – as well as expandable for various accessories such as handwheel, 2-axis joystick.

Real-time data acquisition
Motion sequences can be simulated in the MotionManager. Currents, power, voltage and travel profiles are displayed. In combination with the MotionManager, the Quicklog function of the Hydra controller allows real-time data acquisition for a direct comparison between target and actual values. This is the prerequisite for optimally adjusting the servocontroller.

Fast Response Technology (FRT)
FRT defines a package of various measures for highly dynamic positioning while reducing mechanical vibrations and power requirements. The vibration time and amplitude at the target location have been reduced by a factor of 5 to 10 compared to PID controllers.
FRT positions audibly better!

 

You have the choice:

Andromeda

Andromeda control: fine positioning in the sub-micrometre range

The Andromeda series controllers are based on a modular concept and enable fine positioning in the sub-micrometre range. Andromeda controllers are very compact and scalable up to a full 6-axis controller. The MR sensors used ensure a position resolution of < 2 nm. The optimised control of the power output stages results in a low self-heating of the axis modules. Andromeda controllers are compatible with all common motor types in the extra-low voltage range and offer real-time data processing. In addition to the version for control cabinet installation (Andromeda CM), the Andromeda control is also available as a desktop version (Andromeda TT). Furthermore, the control system can be extended by various accessories such as handwheel, multi-wheel or 2-axis joystick.

Real-time data acquisition
Motion sequences can be simulated in the MotionManager. Currents, power, voltage and travel profiles are displayed. In combination with the MotionManager, the Quicklog function of the Andromeda controller allows real-time data acquisition for a direct comparison between target and actual values. This is the prerequisite for optimally adjusting the servocontroller.


Fast Response Technology (FRT)

FRT defines a package of various measures for highly dynamic positioning while reducing mechanical vibrations and power requirements. The vibration time and amplitude at the target location have been reduced by a factor of 5 to 10 compared to PID controllers.
FRT positions audibly better!

 

You have the choice:

Pollux

Pollux stepper motor controller

With the Pollux family, ITK has set another milestone in the development of stepper motor drives.

The challenge of integrating control and motor to the maximum led to this intelligent positioning module in credit card format. The demand was high, because even this smallest representative of the ITK control family should have similar performance data as its “big siblings”. This means high positioning accuracy, low power loss and optimum running culture. The goal was achieved and with this product ITK has once again shown that new solutions can be created with competence and creativity.

Fast Response Technology (FRT)
FRT defines a package of various measures for highly dynamic positioning with simultaneous reduction of mechanical vibrations and power requirements. The vibration time and amplitude at the target location have been reduced by a factor of 5 to 10 compared to PID controllers. FRT positions audibly better!

You have the choice:

Comparison Controllers

Product

Processing Power

Supported Motor Types

Maximum Performance 

Communication Interfaces

Number of Axes 

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Pollux

1 + 1 ... up to 8

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Accessories

We offer a complete range of optional accessories to complete our motion systems. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Accessories at a glance:

  2-axis handwheel
  2-axis joystick
  3-axis multiwheel
  FRS200 rotary table
  Single-axis Z-module
  Double-axis Z-module
  Four-axis jib
  Four-axis jib arm
  Quickstart-Interface
  Deltastep-Interface
  Inlays

Zubehör

2-axis handwheel

To round off our motion systems, we offer a full range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany.

 

The 2-axis handwheel is an ideal extension for the positioning systems of the LMT series, linear and cross tables as well as the controls of the Andromeda and Hydra series – for even better productivity and sensitive positioning:

– for moving two axes
– ergonomic and dynamic
– sensitive positioning due to high encoder resolution and precision roller bearings

Joystick

2-axis joystick

To round off our motion systems, we offer a full range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany.

 

The 2-axis joystick is ideal as an extension for the positioning systems of the LMT series, linear and cross tables as well as the controls of the Andromeda and Hydra series – for even better productivity and sensitive positioning:
– 6 freely programmable push-buttons
– 8 LEDs
– connected to the CAN bus
– Versions for normal or heavy use

Multiwheel

3-axis multiwheel

To round off our motion systems we offer a full range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

The 3-axis multiwheel is an ideal extension for the positioning systems of the LMT series, linear and cross tables as well as the controllers of the Andromeda and Hydra series – for even better productivity and sensitive positioning:
– for moving 3 axes
– 8 individually programmable keys
– ergonomic design
– high encoder resolution and precision roller bearings

FRS 200 Direktantrieb

Extremely flat rotary table FRS200 with direct drive and hollow shaft

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution tailored to your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

The FRS200 rotary table is an ideal extension for the positioning systems of the LMT series as well as linear and cross tables – for high-precision and dynamic positioning. It meets very high requirements for axial runout, concentricity and repeatability and also benefits from a central hollow shaft. The integrated measuring system with reference marks allows a dedicated position to be found repeatedly and very precisely at any time within the 360 degree movement sequence with repeat accuracies of ± 1 arcsec. Very good axial and radial run-out accuracies as well as high positioning accuracy enable very precise movements. The patented technology also ensures good heat dissipation. The rotary table is intended for applications in the optical industry for measuring and bonding lenses, in measuring machines of all kinds, wire bonding machines or in the semiconductor industry in inspection systems for testing wafers.

– Total height 25 mm
– Hollow shaft with 50 mm diameter for feeding cables through
– Torque max. 20 Nm
– Outer diameter 200 mm
– Can be used in vacuum, clean room or food applications

Doppelt z modul

Single-axis Z-module

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a needs-based configuration and turnkey solution. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally expanded with various Z-axis modules. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer. The axis modules are driven by a linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems.
ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

Single-axis Z-module 

– 100 mm travel
– Closed-loop
– High-speed version optional

Z Modul

Double axis Z-module

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally expanded with various Z-axis modules. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer. The axis modules are driven by a linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

Double axis Z-Modul 

– 70 mm travel
– Closed-loop
– High-speed version optional
– Optimised for 8″ and 10″ wafers

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Four-axis extension arm

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally expanded with various Z-axis modules. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer. The axis modules are driven by a linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

Four-axis extension arm

– 50 mm travel
– Closed-loop control

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Four-axis extension module

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally expanded with various Z-axis modules. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer. The axis modules are driven by a linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems. ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

Four-axis extension module

– 50 mm travel
– Closed-loop control

Quickstep

Quickstep interface

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

Quickstep interface

In order to optimally design the ITK controllers for use on your premises, we offer the corresponding communication interfaces as an option. The Quickstep interface is a real-time communication interface for connection e.g. to a PLC with corresponding output. With us, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany.

 

The Quickstep interface offers:
– Clock and direction input for position control
– additional I/O signals for connection to PLC or other controls

Quickstep

Deltastar interface

To round off our motion systems, we offer a complete range of optional accessories. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a configuration and turnkey solution that meets your needs. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time, we will be happy to advise you.

 

We optionally offer you corresponding measuring systems with the appropriate interfaces. Our aim is to provide you with a complete solution – from consultation to commissioning. In order to optimally design the ITK controls for use at your site, we offer the corresponding measuring system interfaces. With us, you get everything from a single source and made in-house in Germany. We will be happy to advise you.

 

Optional measuring system interfaces:
ITK offers you the following measuring system interfaces: NanoStar (absolute measuring), optional: MiniStar (magnetic incremental) or optional: DeltaStar (1 Vpp sin/cos signal or TTL) with trigger input and output.

 

Deltastar interface
– for Sin/Cos (1 Vpp) and RS422 quadrature signal transmitter
– with trigger inputs and outputs
– generates position-dependent trigger signals and can also store the current position on external trigger signals

Inlays

Inlays

ITK microscope stages can be used for everything from high throughput to detailed image analysis. With the optional inlays for our microscope stages, available in different versions, you increase your efficiency in generating depth-sharp images for precise and fast results.

 

On request, we offer a complete range of optional accessories for our motion systems. All accessories have been developed at ITK. They are perfectly matched to our drive products and ensure that you receive a needs-based configuration and turnkey solution. Accessories can be retrofitted at any time. Our goal is to offer you a complete solution. We will be happy to advise you.

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Stepper motors

Schrittmotorengruppe

Main features 

We can offer you stepper motors in a wide range of performance classes and torque curves. It does not matter whether in an industrial environment in clean rooms or in a dirty environment.

  • Torque curve can be individually adapted
  • High torque
  • Stronger magnetic field achieves high dynamics with the same rotor moment of inertia
  • Motor connection adapter on request
  • Dampers at the second shaft end improve the synchronisation characteristics
  • ITK’s unique control technology greatly minimises resonance frequencies
  • Suitable for clean rooms

Alpha Torque servomotors

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Key features 

  • High torques over the entire speed range
  • Speed max. 10 r/s
  • Precise MR measuring system absolute measuring
  • Multiturn functionality up to max. 16,000 revolutions
  • Protection class IP65

Linear motors

LM50_LInearmotor

Main features 

  • Significantly higher power development with reduced geometric dimensions compared to conventional ironless linear motors
  • Patented, ironless linear motor with significantly higher efficiency compared to conventional products
  • High dynamic properties
  • Temperature and analogue Hall sensor optional

Measuring systems

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Key features 

  • Magnetically coded scales allow the use of a wide variety of components (scale carriers)
  • Incremental or absolute measuring systems for determining the position are possible
  • Position resolution of 5 nm achievable
  • OptoMag evaluation electronics provide an industry-standard output signal of 1 Vpp/ 20 µm period length. Other period lengths on request
  • Adaptation to any control system possible
  • Specially designed for use in dirty environments
  • Scale encoding is carried out very precisely with a laser interferometer
  • Customer-specific scales can be realised
  • Evaluation electronics and sensor available separately (in case of space problems) or integrated
  • Vacuum compatible

Hydra-Controllers

Hydra Start

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics

DC link voltage

Vac

0 … 48

Max. Phase current

A

2,5 … 50

Supported motor types 

mm/s2

Linear-, Stepper-, Voice Coil- Servo-, DC-Motoren

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Real-time trigger


Interface compatibility


Manual control units


Safety functions 

Hydra XP – the most powerful

Hydra Xp

Main features

  • 4 axes in 1 housing
  • Power supply: 48 volts
  • Power: 1600 watts
  • Phase current: max. 50 A

Hydra RM – fits in any control cabinet

Hydra RM

Main features

  • 4 axes in 1 housing
  • Power supply: 24 V / 48 V
  • Power: 1000 watts
  • Phase current: max. 15 A

Hydra TT – Table version

Hydra Start

Main features

  • 2-axis
  • Power supply: 24 V / 48V
  • Power: 300 watts
  • Current in 2-phase operation: max. 10 A
  • Current in 3-phase operation: max. 5 A
  • Interfaces: CAN, RS232, Ethernet

Hydra DT – with Joystick

Hydra DT

Main features 

  • 2-axis
  • Power supply: 24 V / 48 V
  • Power: 150 watts
  • Phase current: max. 10 A (24V) / 5 A (48V)
  • 6 freely programmable function keys

Hydra CM – with compact design

Hydra CM

Main features 

  • 2-axis
  • Power supply: 24 V / 48 V
  • Power: max. 500 W
  • Phase current: 10 A (24 V) / 5 A (48 V)
  • External 24 V / 48 V power supply unit
  • Suitable for mounting in control cabinet
  • Compact design enables mounting directly on positioning mechanisms

Andromeda-Controllers

Andromeda

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics

DC link voltage

Vac

0 … 48

Max. Phase current

A

2,5 … 50

Supported motor types 

mm/s2

Linear-, Stepper-, Voice Coil- Servo-, DC-Motoren

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Real-time trigger


Interface compatibility


Manual control units


Safety functions 

Andromeda CM

Andromeda CM

Main features 

  • Up to 6 axes
  • Power supply: 24 V to 48 V
  • Power: 200 W
  • Phase current: 3 A

Andromeda TT – Table version

Andromeda tt

Main features 

  • 3 axis
  • DC link voltage: 24 V / 48V
  • Power: 200 W
  • Phase current: 5 A 
  • Interfaces: CAN, RS232, Ethernet, USB

Pollux-Controllers

Pollux

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics

DC link voltage

Vac

0 … 48

Max. Phase current

A

2,5 … 50

Supported motor types 

mm/s2

Linear-, Stepper-, Voice Coil- Servo-, DC-Motoren

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Real-time trigger


Interface compatibility


Manual control units


Safety functions 

Pollux with integrated stepper motor

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Main features 

  • Optional gears (straight, angular) with torques up to 10 Nm

Pollux-Box

Pollux Box

Main features 

  • Control and motors as separate positioning unit
  • High flexibility

Pollux OEM-Variants

Pollux OEM

Main features 

• Available as built-in variants without housing

Andromeda Base Controller

Andromeda base

Main features 

  • 2-axis
  • Power supply: 24 V / 48V
  • Power: 300 watts
  • Current in 2-phase operation: max. 10 A
  • Current in 3-phase operation: max. 5 A
  • Interfaces: CAN, RS232, Ethernet