* T-Cube Piezo Driver(s) (TPZ001) sold separately
The TBD001 Brushless DC Motor T-Cube is ideal for fast (hundreds of mm/s), high-resolution (<100 nm) motion control applications. It offers accurate positioning in a wide range of applications, and when used along with our DDSM100 fast translation stage ,delivers speeds of up to 500 mm/s.
Integrated into the apt family of products, the TBD001 offers Thorlabs' standard control and programming interface, allowing easy integration into the customer's own automated motion control applications. These units are cable of being reprogrammed in-field, allowing the option of upgrading the units with future firmware releases as soon as new programming interfaces (such as microscopy standard command sets) are added.
The unit has a very small footprint, measuring just 60 mm x 60 mm x 47 mm (2.4" x 2.4" x 1.8"), and can be mounted directly to the optical table, close to the motorized system for added convenience when manually adjusting motor positions using the top panel controls. Table top operation also allows minimal drive cable lengths for easier cable management.
TCH002 USB Controller Hub (PSU not shown)
USB connectivity provides easy 'Plug-and-Play' PC-controlled operation. The TBD001 also includes the very user friendly apt™ software, which allows the user to quickly set up complex move sequences. For example, all relevant operating parameters are set automatically by the software when used with Thorlabs' stage and actuator products. Advanced custom motion control applications and sequences are also possible using the extensive ActiveX® programming environment described in more detail on the Software and Video Tutorials tabs.
Furthermore, multiple units can be connected to a single PC via standard USB hub technology or by using the new T-Cube Controller Hub (TCH002) for multi-axis motion control applications.
Power Supply Options
The preferred power supply (i.e., single channel, multi-channel, or hub-based) depends on the end user's application and whether you already own compatible power supplies. To that end and in keeping with Thorlabs' green initiative, we do not ship these units bundled with a power supply. This avoids the cost and inconvenience of receiving an unwanted single channel supply if a multi-channel or hub-based system would be more appropriate. The power supply options compatible with the TBD001 Motor Controller are listed in the table below.