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Positioning systems from ITK

Modular, reliable, accurate

Gantry and microscope stages form the foundation of all ITC positioning systems. Gantry tables are usually of classic gantry design and are used wherever relatively light workpieces and specimens have to be positioned with high precision and dynamically.
The same components are used in microscopy, but in a much more compact design. The latest microscope stages have five active axes to provide the best possible support for fully automated laboratory operation. Our product portfolio thus ranges from small dimensions under the microscope and samples in the gram range to four-square-metre scanning systems with up to eight active positioning axes.

Gantry

Gantry System PT15

The products of the PT15 series, available in various basic versions, form the basis for positioning with systems from ITK. Optimising each system flexibly and according to customer requirements – that is our speciality. Thanks to the modular design and the use of our own components, we can offer you a customised solution based on your specifications. All the systems we use have one thing in common: they are 100 percent cleanroom compatible and absolutely reliable – even in continuous 24/7 operation. Scanner areas of up to 4 m2 are available as standard, larger areas are available on request.

 

Accessories 
Of course, our PT15 positioning systems can be optionally extended with various Z-axis modules. The axis modules are driven by linear motor or spindle. In addition, we offer corresponding measuring systems. The assembly of the required Z-axes can be done by the customer.

ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany.

Comparison of positioning system series with base granite plate

PT-15 Variant

Repeatability

Positionioning accuracy

Resolution

Travel speed

Acceleration

Max. capacity [kg]

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2-8

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2-10

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2-8

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2-10

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Gantry System FBS

The FBS series (flatbed scanner) is the cost-effective entry-level model in ITK’s 3D positioning world. Available in various basic versions, the FBS series offers an easily configurable, cost-effective basis for three-dimensional X-Y-Z scanning movements.
The X-direction is driven by a highly dynamic linear motor, the Y-direction is optionally driven by a linear motor or stepper motor with spindle and the Z-direction by a spindle drive with shaft joint and stepper motor. In particular, the use of linear motors in combination with magnetic length measuring systems and the modern control system (ITK Andromeda or Hydra) enables outstanding dynamic properties and extremely fast computer access. Special accessories, such as a joystick and/or a handwheel (both based on CAN bus communication), ensure easy and ergonomic operation. The 100 MBit/s Ethernet interface allows fast access to the data stream from the scan sensor.

Optimising each system flexibly and according to customer requirements – that is our speciality. Thanks to the modular design and the use of our own components, we can offer you a customised solution based on your specifications.

Accessories 
Of course, our FBS positioning systems can be optionally operated with various accessories such as handwheels and joysticks.
ITK provides you with a complete solution: from consulting to commissioning, you receive everything from a single source and made in Germany.

LMT

Microscope stage LMT - with extremely flat design

Microscope stages from ITK are equipped with various features that make them particularly user-friendly and enable reliable positioning. These include easy parameter setting and precise repeatability of travel patterns. The operator can choose between manual and automatic operation. The microscope stage can be operated by hand wheels or joysticks, which are optionally available from ITK. The high spatial accuracy and resolution in image generation is ensured by a special, extremely fast trigger function in the control unit developed to match the stage. Robust sensors based on the magnetoresistive (MR) effect ensure high precision and dynamics. The equipment includes a highly dynamic linear motor with a new design that ensures maximum performance in the smallest space. Silent, fast and wear-free.

LMT-Nomenclature

Product

W = Design

X = Upright/Inverse

Y = OEM-Variant

Z = Variant

LMTWXY-Z

2 = Standard version

3 Plates; (120 x 80) mm

0 = Invers

0 = Leica

T = Titan


3 = Microdissection

5 = Upright

1 = Zeiss

F = Frontloader


8 = 8 inch (203 mm) Travel path

6 = Stereo

2 = Olympus

HS = High Speed Trigger




3 = Nikon

VX = Version 1, 2, 3, etc.

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Gantry Positioning System PT15

Gantrysystem

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Travel speed in X

m/s

0.5 … 2.5

Travel speed in Y

m/s

0.5 … 0.8

Acceleration in X

m/s2

5 … 50

Acceleration in Y

m/s2

0.5 … 5

Repeatability bidirectional

µm

≤ ±0.5 … ≤ ±2.5

Positioning accuracy bidirectional

µm

≤ ±10 … ≤ ±50

Resolution 

nm

50 … 500

Gantry Positioning System FBS

v

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Load capacity

kg

0.5 … 5

Travel speed in X & Y

m/s

0.25 ... 1

Acceleration in X & Y

m/s2

0.5 … 10

Repeatability bidirectional

µm

≤ ±1

Positioning accuracy bidirectional

µm

≤ ±20 … ≤ ±80

Resolution

nm

500

LMT Microscope Stages

LMT

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance features

Travel speed 

mm/s

0.1 … 500

Acceleration

m/s2

0.1 … 10

Repeat accuracy

µm

0.25 … 0.5

Position resolution

nm

5

Travel range

mm

50 x 50 … 205 x 205

Pollux OEM-Variants

Pollux OEM

Main features 

• Available as built-in variants without housing

Cross Stage FCS100

Kreuztische

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeatability

µm

0,1 … 50

Traversing speed

mm/s

0,01 … 5000

Acceleration

mm/s2

100mm/s2 … 5 g

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Travel path

mm

10 … 500

LMP linear magnetisation machines

LMP ITK

Technical Data

Parameters

Typical performance characteristics 

Scale lengths

50 - 200 mm

Materials

hard magnetic, soft magnetic

Track widths 

1 - 5 mm

Number of tracks

1 - 3, several coded tracks possible 

Period lengths

500 - 5000 µm

Accuracy

up to the sub-µm range (compensated)

Resolution

in the nanometre range

Writing method

digital or analogue

Software

customised operating and evaluation software 

Quality inspection

scale measurement on the same system

Typical operating conditions

industrial continuous operation (24/7)

Labelling

each scale can be individually marked

Rotary Stage FRS 200

Rundtisch frs200_02

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeatability

arcsec

2 … 36

Axial runout

µm

3 … 10

Radial runout

µm

3 … 20

Mass to be moved

kg

5 … 10

Hollow shaft

mm

40 … 50

Diameter

mm

50 … 300

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

Alphat_Gleichstrommotoren

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

Rotary Stage RS 180

Rundtisch rs 180

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeatability

arcsec

2 … 36

Axial runout

µm

3 … 10

Radial runout

µm

3 … 20

Mass to be moved

kg

5 … 10

Hollow shaft

mm

40 … 50

Diameter

mm

50 … 300

RMP Rotary Magnetisation Machines

RMP itk

Technical Data

Parameter

Typical performance characteristics 

Scale diameter

3.5 - 500 mm (standard) 

Scale materials

hard magnetic, soft magnetic, elastomer and plastic bonded

Coding placement 

optional radial or axial description

Number of lines

freely selectable

Number of tracks:

several coded tracks possible; reference marks (polarisation adjustable)

Repeatability:

from 5 arcsec (depending on reference measuring system and material) 

Resolution

up to 0.5 arcsec

Writing method

digital or analogue

Software 

customised operating and evaluation software optional 

Quality inspection:

scale measurement on the same system optional

Typical conditions of use

industrial continuous operation (24/7)

Marking

each scale can be individually labelled.

Linear Stage FLS100

Lineartische

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeat accuracy

µm

0,1 … 50

Traversing speed

mm/s

0,01 … 5000

Acceleration

mm/s2

100mm/s2 … 5 g

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Travel path

mm

10 … 10.000

Linear Stage ST9 Eco

ST9 Eco

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeat accuracy

µm

0,1 … 50

Traversing speed

mm/s

0,01 … 5000

Acceleration

mm/s2

100mm/s2 … 5 g

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Travel path

mm

10 … 10.000

Cross Stage KS15

kl12

Technical Data

Parameter

Unit

Typical performance characteristics 

Repeatability

µm

0,1 … 50

Traversing speed

mm/s

0,01 … 5000

Acceleration

mm/s2

100mm/s2 … 5 g

Position resolution

nm

5 … 1000

Travel path

mm

10 … 500

Pollux-Box

Pollux Box

Main features 

  • Control and motors as separate positioning unit
  • High flexibility

Measuring systems

MR_Messtechnik_Komplett

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 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

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

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

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

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