Removable Vertical Axis

Nanoform systems are equipped with a removable vertical axis, which allows systems to be converted from having two linear axes to three linear axes.

The new, third axis has a linear motor and oil hydrostatic bearing which acts as a contouring axis. This system can be provided for old systems, as a retrofit, or as an optional part for new systems.

Key Benefits

  • The quick and simple axis installation allows production time to be prioritized
  • The addition of a new Y-axis to an existing 2-axis system increases capabilities
  • Turning and flycutting specifications means that product quality is guaranteed

Key Specifications

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Turning performance
(in XZ and YZ)
Surface roughness < 1.0 nm Sa
Form accuracy < 0.15 μm P-V
XYZ raster milling performance Surface roughness < 10 nm Sa
(Under 3 nm is achievable with optimal
material and cutting conditions
Form accuracy < 0.2 μm P-V
Y-Axis travel 100 mm
Load capacity 18.2 kg (40 lbs)
Scale feedback resolution 8 pm (0.008 nm)
Programming resolution 0.01 nm

Techncal Specifications

Linear Hydrostatic Slideway Description
Type Hydrostatic bearing slideways with symmetrical linear motor placement
Travel Y: 100mm (4.0 in.)
Maximum feedrate 1,500 mm/min (59 in./min)
Drive system Linear motor
Position feedback resolution 8 pm (0.008 nm)
Y-Axis straightness Horizontal, Vertical: 0.2 μm (0.8 μin.) full travel
Hydrostatic oil supply system Smart Servo Control, low pulsation pump, optional thermal control

Removable Vertical Axis

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