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Custom High Precision Motion System to Manipulate a 7 Ton Press

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ADC designed and built a custom high precision motion system to manipulate a 7 ton press (fabricated by Rockland Research Corporation). The system was installed at Beamline X17B2 NSLS doing High Pressure Mineral Physics research. The beamline contains 0.391 mm of graphite filters, .0 .500 mm silicon filter, and 2.0 mm of beryllium windows. The press frame has 8 plates 17” wide bolted together with each plate having 32 - ¾” holes tapped on the side. Additional holes were provided near the elevation of the sample for attaching angle brackets for ADC’s motion system supports. The design uses 2 jacks on each side, designed as close together as possible on the right side looking downstream, decreasing the footprint on that side.

Jacks were driven by stepper motors using bipolar standard 2 phase motors from Lin Engineering. Stony Brook preferred ADC to use Vextra 5 phase motors, therefore the recommended motors were used. Rotation is achieved by combination of slides. The table below, Table 1, shows the range of motion.


ADC manufactures high quality motion control products and systems that are qualified for Semi-conductor, Automation, and Aerospace industries.  Our extensive product line includes;  linear stages, lift stages (Jacks), rotation stages, goniometers, gantry systems, optical tables, vacuum compatible motion systems, and Nanotechnology positioners.