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Veléz Sarsfield 201640 Martinez

Buenos Aires

Tel.: +54 (9) 11 5993 8719

Horne Technologies cc

PO Box 536

Betty's Bay, 7141

Tel.: +27 (0)76 563 2084

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14881 Evergreen Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

Tel.: +1 (727) 572 0131

NRC Engineering & Precision Drives Co., Ltd.

17F., No. 890, Jingguo Rd., Luzhu Dist.

Taoyuan City 33858, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel.: +886 (0) 3-316-1838

EDEL Teknoloji Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti

Folkart TowersAdalet Mah.Manas Blv. No:47B/2809

35530 Bayraklı/İzmir

Tel.: + 90 232 215 08 91

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FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Blk 67 Ubi Road 1, #06-07 Oxley Bizhub

Singapore 408730

Tel.: +65 6562 8270

Compotech Provider AP

Gustavslundsvägen 145, 4 tr

167 51 Bromma

Tel.: +46 (0) 8 441 58 00


56 (bldg. 32), Shosse Enthusiastov

111123 Moscow

Tel.: +7 495 2214 052

Building of FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o., Poznan, Poland

FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o.

Ul. Górki 7

60-204 Poznan

Tel.: +48 61 278 72 53

FAULHABER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

1A-2-01 & 02 · One Precinct · Lengkok Mayang Pasir

11950 Bayan Baru · Penang · Malaysia

Tel.: +60 4 619 2570

Swiss Amiet Co., Ltd.

W-903, SK V1 Center, 11 Dangsan-ro 41-g

Yeongdeungpo-gu,07217, Seoul

Tel.: +82 (0) 2 783 4774

Shinkoh Electronics Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Sales Office, Motor Sales Division8F, REID-C OMORI building, 6-20-8

Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013

Tel.: +81 (0) 3 6404 1003

Building of FAULHABER Italia S.r.l., Lomazzo, Italy

FAULHABER Italia S.r.l.

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo CO

Tel.: +39 0236714708

Inteltek Automation JV

S.No. 100/5, Ambegaon

Pune - 411046

Tel.: +91 (0) 20 39392150

Lewenstein Technologies Ltd.

1 Ha'arava St. Givat Shmuel

5400804 Israel

Tel.: +972 3 9780 800

Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd.

Eros House, Calleva Industrial Park, Aldermaston

Reading, RG7 8LN

Tel.: +44 (0) 118 9817 391

Building of FAULHABER France SAS, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France


Parc d’activités du Pas du Lac2, Rue Michaël Faraday

78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 30 80 45 00


Passeig Ferrocarrils Catalans 178

Cornellà de Llobregat 08940 (Barcelona)

Tel.: +34 93 422 70 33


Suokalliontie 9

01740 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 5259 230

Routech s.r.o.

Dr. Milady Horákové 185/66

460 06 Liberec

Tel.: +420 489 202 971

Compower ApS

Marielundvej 29

2730 Herlev

Tel.: +45 (0) 44 92 66 20

Marte Científica e Instrumentação Industrial Ltda

Av Fco Andrade Ribeiro 430

37540-000 Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG

Tel.: +55 (11) 3411 4500

Building of FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.,Taicang, China

FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Eastern Block, Incubator Building, No. 6 Beijing Road West

Taicang 215400, Jiangsu Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 512 5337 2626

Building of FAULHABER Benelux B.V., Eindhoven, Netherlands


High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

Tel.: +31 (0) 40 85155-40

Building of FAULHABER Austria GmbH, Wien, Austria


Modecenterstraße 22/C89

1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 7963149-0

ERNTEC Pty. Ltd.

15 Koornang Road

Scoresby, VIC 3179

Tel.: +61 3 9756 4000

Fax: +61 3 9753 4000

Building of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG, Schönaich, Germany



Faulhaberstraße 1

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

Fax: +49 7031 638 100

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Building of FAULHABER MINIMOTOR SA, Croglio, Switzerland


Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

Tel.: +41 (0)91 611 31 00

Building of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG, Schönaich, Germany



Faulhaberstraße 1

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

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Linear Motors in OASIS Glide Scanning Stage for modern microscope techniques

The more we focus on one point, the more limited our field of vision be­comes. This particularly applies to modern microscopes with their high levels of magnification. In order to evaluate a sample entirely and not just at select points, the sample needs to be systematically moved while remaining in focus. Objective Imaging Ltd in Cambridge has devel­oped its new OASIS Glide Scanning Stage to meet the requirements of modern microscope techniques. The moveable stage uses the latest drive technology from microdrive specialist FAULHABER based in Schönaich near Stuttgart. The direct-drive linear motor sets new stand­ards in flexibility and precision.

Expanding the field of vision.

The OASIS Glide-S1 works with an “adjustment window” of 75 x 52 mm. The new linear drives offer previously unattainable precision and speed, as well as boasting the ultimate in smooth operation. The latter was an important criterion in choosing this drive system. Mechanical play, such as that seen in lead screw drives, is elimi­nated. Along with its advanced technology, the stage also offers standard features such as a dovetail guide and screw fastening suitable for the majority of microscopes. A new manual entry unit with color touchscreen and 3-axis joystick greatly simplifies adjustments for vari­ous positions. Compared to previous systems, the new stage comes with superior mechanical specifications despite being smaller and lighter. Mechanical play is almost completely eliminated by the drive as is operational noise. Exceptional ver­tical stability and lack of vibration accommodate the improved resolution at higher progression speeds. The entire system does not require any maintenance and is easy to equip.
At the heart of the adjustable stage are two linear motors with +/- 30 and +/- 80 mm strokes that work together in concert. Along with considerably better mechani­cal resolution, this drive solution also represents better value compared to traditional drive solutions in this segment.

Linear Motors in OASIS Glide Scanning Stage for modern microscope techniques

Compact linear technology

The linear drive combines the quick and easy control of an electrical system with the simple construction of pneumatic cylinders. Instead of the usual “surface rotor” with slides and guides, the microdrive is built within a new, rotationally symmetric design of the rotor. The rectangular, easily flange-mounted stator is designed for close to universal fit and can therefore be easily integrated with the scanning stage. The slimline design also benefits from the fact that the stator (motor) measures only 12.5 x 19.9 x 49.4 mm (W x H x L), includ­ing the plug connector (Image 3). The forcer rod is currently offered in six varia­tions, each with a diameter of 6.3 mm and selectable lengths of 82, 109, 127, 154, 172 and 190 mm. This makes stroke lengths of up to +/- 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and even 60 mm possible, or to put it another way: the forcer rods can be used for applications with lengths ranging from 20 up to 120 mm. Impressively, the motors only weigh between 57 and 82 g.
From the user’s perspective, the drive consists of only three individual pieces: the stator (motor), the plug with cable and the forcer rod. A non-magnetic steel case holds the self-supporting three-phase AC coil winding as well as the rotor’s sleeve mounting made of special plain bearing material. The connector plug and a print­ed circuit board for three Hall sensors, which are used for positioning, are hidden under the upper cover. The preci­sion sliding metal rod, which refers to the forcer rod, is equipped with super-strong permanent magnets.

The mechanical properties of the lin­ear DC-Servomotor are impressive: the con­tinuous force of the rod amounts to 3.6 N, with a peak or strike force of up to 10.7 N available. Depending on the stress sce­nario, the acceleration for the 20 mm version equates to 198 m/s², in other words 19 times faster than gravitational acceleration, while the 120 mm version manages 82.9 m/s². The robust plain bear­ings for the forcer rod smoothly accommodate speeds up to 3.2 m/s. The permitted operational temperature range spans from -20 to +125 °C, covering all of the usual application areas. Despite these outstanding performance figures, the linear motor is precisely adjustable using the motion controller. Repeat accuracy (maximum deviation during multiple repeated movements) amounts to 40 µm. The three linear Hall sensors in combination with the motion controller limit the maximum positioning margin of error, meaning the difference between predefined and measured position of the system, to 120 µm for the 20 mm version and up to 220 µm for the 120 mm model.
Since all values are determined purely electrically, mechanical tolerances, wear and thermal expansion of the compo­nents are of no relevance.

Linear Motors in OASIS Glide Scanning Stage for modern microscope techniques
The new stage with linear DC-Servomotor impresses with its smooth operation and flexibility.
Linear DC-Servomotors
High dynamics
Excellent force to volume ratio
No residual force present
Non-magnetic metal housing
Compact and robust construction
No lubrication required
Simple installation and configuration

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