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0.39" (10 mm) Travel or Less Motorized Actuators


  • High-Resolution Piezo Inertia, Stepper, and DC Servo Actuators
  • Compatible with a Wide Range of Stages
  • Velocities up to 5 mm/s

PIAK10

10 mm Travel
Piezo Inertia Actuator

Z806

6 mm Travel, DC Actuator

DRV208

8 mm Travel,
Stepper Motor Actuator

ZFS06

6 mm Travel, Compact
Stepper Motor Actuator

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10 mm Travel Piezo Inertia Actuator

Required Controller:
KIM101

  • Four Output Channels, Single- or Dual-Channel Operation
  • Standalone Control via Top Panel or PC-Control via USB Plug and Play
  • Voltage Output from 85 V to 125 V
Inertia Motor
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The Control Cable Can be Adjusted up to 110° for Space-Constrained Applications

Features

  • Compact Design, 31.5 mm x 17.0 mm (W x H)
  • Piezo Inertia Actuator Offers 20 nm Typical Step Size
  • Manual Adjustment via Rear-Located Thumbscrew
  • 125 V Maximum Operating Voltage
  • Compatible with Mirror Mounts and Translation Stages using 1/4"-80 Thread or 3/8"
    Mounting Block
  • Also Available in 13 mm, 25 mm, and 50 mm Travel Versions
  • Ideal for Set-and-Hold Applications that Require Relative Positioning with High Resolution
  • Control Cable can be Adjusted up to 110° for Space-Constrained Applications

Thorlabs' PIAK10 Piezoelectric Inertia Actuator provides high-resolution linear motion control with a long piezo-controlled translation range in a compact package. It can support loads up to 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) and preloads up to 30 N with typical movements of 20 nm and no backlash. The step size can be adjusted up to 30% to a maximum of approximately 30 nm using the KIM101 Controller and Kinesis® software. However, due to the open-loop design, hysteresis, and application conditions, the achieved step size of the system can vary over 20%. An external feedback system will need to be used to overcome this variance.

This actuator has a 1/4"-80 threaded barrel that can be mounted to any manual mirror mount or positioning stage equipped with 1/4"-80 threads. It also has a 3/8" (9.5 mm) mounting barrel for compatibility with our wide range of translation and rotation stages. The actuator is self-locking when at rest and when there is no power supplied to the piezo, making the actuator ideal for set-and-hold applications that require nanometer resolution and long-term alignment stability. Manual adjustments can be made at any time, as long as the piezo is not actively translating the screw, by using the rear-located thumbscrew or with a 5/64" (2 mm) hex key. 

Powered by a 10 mm (0.39") long discrete piezo stack, the actuator can operate at speeds of up to 3.5 mm/min. The design of the piezo motor will rotate the tip of the lead screw during translation. As shown in the image to the right, the control cable for each actuator can be rotated up to 110° for space-constrained applications.

Item # PIAK10
Travel 10 mm
Typical Step Sizea 20 nm
Maximum Step Sizeb <30 nm
Step Size Adjustabilityc ≤30%
Maximum Step Frequencyd 2000 Hz
Backlash None
Maximum Axial Preloade 30 N
Typical Angular Resolutionf Ø1" Mirror Mounts: 0.5 μrad
Ø2" Mirror Mounts: 0.3 μrad
Recommended Maximum
Axial Load Capacityg
2.5 kg (5.51 lbs)
Velocity
2 mm/min (Typical)
<3.5 mm/min (Maximum)
Drive Screw 1/4"-80 Thread, Hard PVD Coated
Motor Type Piezoelectric Inertia
Mounting Options 1/4"-80 Threaded Barrel
Ø3/8" (Ø9.5 mm) Barrel
Operating Temperature 10 to 40 °C (50 to 104 °F)
Dimensions 2.87" x 1.24" x 0.67”
(72.9 mm x 31.5 mm x 17.0 mm)
Cable Length 1.0 m (3.28')
Connector SMC, Female
Compatible Controller KIM101
  • This value can vary over 20% due to component variance, change of direction, and application condition.
  • This can be adjusted up to 30% in both directions using the KIM101 Controller and Kinesis Software.
  • This can be Adjusted using the KIM101 Controller and Kinesis Software.
  • Using the KIM101 Inertia Piezo Controller
  • The axial force applied to the drive tip to achieve the specified step size. A minimum of 5 N is recommended to enhance stepping behavior.
  • The typical angular resolution when a PIAK10 Actuator is fitted to a Ø1" or Ø2" mirror mount with a maximum active preload of 30 N.
  • A higher maximum load is possible but it may adversely affect the typical step size.

For information on the design of our piezo inertia "slip-stick" motor actuators, please see the complete presentation here.

Required Controller
The KIM101 Controller is required to operate our PIAK10 Piezo Inertia Actuator; the actuator cannot be operated using a standard piezo controller. The KIM101 has an internal sawtooth voltage signal generator capable of sending sub-millisecond pulses (steps) with controllable amplitudes from 85 V to 125 V. The driver features four channels and is capable of single- or dual-channel operation, making the controller ideal for applications involving multiple motorized actuators, such as beam steering.

For more information, please see the full web presentation.

Inertia Motor
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Two PIAK10 Inertia Actuators Being Used in Place of the
1/4"-80 Adjustment Screws in our KM100 Mirror Mount
(Mount Sold Separately)

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6 mm Travel Stepper Motor Actuator

Required Controller:
KST101

  • 49,152 Microsteps per Revolution
  • 15 V Output at 12 W
  • Trapezoidal and
    'S-Curve' Velocity Profiles

Features

  • Non-Rotating Drive Tip
  • Bi-Polar Stepper Motor Actuator: 111.0 mm (4.37") Long
  • 1/4"-80 Threaded Barrel Mounting
  • Compatible with Mirror Mounts and Translation Stages with 1/4"-80 Threads
  • Also Available in 13 mm and 25 mm Travel Versions

Our ZST series actuators provide smooth, precise linear motion control in a package measuring 111.0 mm (4.37") in length. Powered by a small-diameter, two-phase, bi-polar stepper motor, this actuator operates at speeds of up to 3.0 mm/s. The non-rotating drive tip reduces wear and friction and improves smoothness of motion by removing rotational contact at the tip. This actuator has a 1/4"-80 threaded barrel that can be mounted to any manual mirror mount or positioning stage equipped with 1/4"-80 threads.

Our ZST200 line of actuators all incorporate a stepper motor that provides sufficient torque for loads up to 40 N (8.99 lbs). The actuator allows for very small step sizes over the entire travel range, delivering greater flexibility with low (<15 µm) backlash and fine resolution. The design incorporates a 41:1 gear reduction head which, when combined with the 49,152 microsteps per revolution offered by the KST101 stepper motor driver, gives a theoretical travel per microstep of 0.5 nm (see the Calculations tab for details).

Item # ZST206
Travel 6 mm (0.24")
Backlasha <15 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability <5.0 µm
Home Location Accuracy <5.0 µm
Maximum Load Capacity 40 N (8.99 lbs)
Velocity 3.0 mm/s (Max)
Acceleration 10 mm/s2 (Max)
Gearbox Ratio 29791:729 (Approx. 41:1)
Limit Switches Hall Effect
Lead Screw Pitch 1.0 mm
Motor Type 2-Phase Stepper
Microsteps per Revolution of the Motorb 24 Full Steps, 2048 µsteps per Full Step
49,152 µsteps per Revolution
Calculated Minimum Incremental Motion 0.5 nm
Operating Temperature 5 to 40 °C (41 to 104 °F)
Dimensions (L x W) 111.0 mm x 19.0 mm
(4.37" x 0.75")
Cable Length 0.6 m (2 ft)
Connector HDDB15
Required Controller KST101
  • The user can correct for backlash errors by adjusting software settings
  • Measured using Thorlabs' previous generation TST101 T-Cube™ Stepper Motor Controller.

Hall effect limit switches prevent the unit from being overdriven and provide homing capability with an accuracy of <5.0 μm. This actuator comes with 0.6 m (2 ft) of cable terminated in a 15-pin D-Type connector that is compatible with our KST101 stepper motor controller.

The ZST206 has been designed specifically to replace the manual adjusters in stages and mirror mounts that have 1/4"-80 threaded fittings. Simply remove the existing manual adjuster from the mount and screw in the ZST206 actuator.


A KM100 mirror mount with the screw adjusters replaced by two ZST206 actuators.
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How to calculate the linear displacement per microstep

Each member of the ZST200 series of motors has 24 full steps per revolution, and when driven by the KST101 drivers, there are 2048 microsteps per full step. Hence, there are 49,152 microsteps per revolution of the motor. The output shaft of the motor goes into a 40.866:1 gear head. This requires the motor to rotate 40.866 times to rotate the 1.0 mm pitch lead screw one revolution. The end result is the lead screw advances by 1.0 mm. To calculate the linear displacement of the actuator per microstep, use the following:


Linear displacement of the lead screw per microstep:

Number of Microsteps x Gearbox Ratio = 49,152 x 40.866 = 2,008,645.63

The linear displacement of the lead screw per microstep is

1.0 mm / 2,008,645.63 = 0.49 x 10-6 mm = 0.5 nm

Pin Diagram

Schematic
High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Limit Ground 8 Reserved for Future Use
2 CCW Limit Switch 9 Reserved for Future Use
3 CW Limit Switch 10 Vcc (+5 V DC)
4 Motor Phase B- 11 Reserved for Future Use
5 Motor Phase B+ 12 Reserved for Future Use
6 Motor Phase A- 13 Reserved for Future Use
7 Motor Phase A+ 14 Reserved for Future Use
 - 15 Ground
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

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6 mm Travel Compact Stepper Motor Actuator

Required Controller:
KST101

  • 49,152 Microsteps per Revolution
  • 15 V Output at 12 W
  • Trapezoidal and
    'S-Curve' Velocity Profiles

Features

  • Compact Package: 86.5 mm (3.40") Long, Fully Retracted
  • Manual Adjustment via Rear-Located Thumbscrew
  • Non-Rotating Drive Tip
  • Compatible with Mirror Mounts and Translation Stages with 1/4"-80 Threads
  • Also Available in 13 mm and 25 mm Travel Versions

Our ZFS06 Motorized Actuator provides smooth, precise linear motion control in a sleek, compact package measuring just 86.5 mm (3.40") in length when fully retracted. This compact profile reduces the distance between the end of the actuator and optomechanical components, keeping the center of mass closer to the contact point than the ZST206 actuator featured above. This actuator has a 1/4"-80 threaded barrel that can be mounted to any manual mirror mount or positioning stage equipped with 1/4"-80 threads.

Powered by a small-diameter, two-phase, bi-polar stepper motor, this actuator operates at speeds of up to 3.0 mm/s. The non-rotating drive tip reduces wear and friction and improves smoothness of motion by removing rotational contact at the tip. If power is not supplied to the actuator, manual adjustment is achievable using the rear-located thumbscrew. The actuator motor can be damaged if this thumbscrew is rotated while power is being supplied to the motor.

Our ZFS06 actuator incorporates a stepper motor that provides sufficient torque for loads up to 40 N (8.99 lbs). The actuator allows for very small step sizes over the entire travel range, delivering greater flexibility with low (<15 µm) backlash and fine resolution. The design incorporates a 400:9 gear reduction head which, when combined with the 49,152 microsteps per revolution offered by the KST101 stepper motor driver, gives a theoretical travel per microstep of 0.46 nm (see the Calculations tab for details).

Item # ZFS06
Travel 6 mm (0.24")
Backlasha <15 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability <5.0 µm
Home Location Accuracy <5.0 µm
Maximum Load Capacity 40 N (8.99 lbs)
Velocity 3.0 mm/s (Max)
Acceleration 10 mm/s2 (Max)
Gearbox Ratio 400:9
(Approx. 44:1)
Limit Switches Hall Effect
Lead Screw Pitch 1.0 mm
Motor Type 2-Phase Stepper
Microsteps per Revolution of the Motorb 24 Full Steps, 2048 µsteps per Full Step
49,152 µsteps per Revolution
Calculated Minimum Incremental Motionc 0.46 nm
Operating Temperature 5 to 40 °C (41 to 104 °F)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 86.5 mm x 35.0 mm x 19.0 mm
(3.40" x 1.38" x 0.75")
Cable Length 0.6 m (2 ft)
Connector HDDB15
Required Controller KST101
  • The user can correct for backlash errors by adjusting software settings.
  • Measured using Thorlabs' previous generation TST101 T-Cube™ Stepper Motor Controller.
  • See the Calculations tab for more information.

Hall effect limit switches prevent the unit from being overdriven and provide homing capability with an accuracy of <5.0 μm. The ZFS series actuators come with 0.6 m (2 ft) of cable terminated in a 15-pin D-Type connector (see the Pin Diagrams tab) that is compatible with our KST101 stepper motor controller.

The ZFS06 has been designed specifically to replace the manual adjusters in stages and mirror mounts that have 1/4"-80 threaded fittings, particularly in applications where space is tight. Simply remove the existing manual adjuster from the mount and screw in the ZFS06 actuator. Two ZFS06 motorized actuators replace the thumbscrews of the KM100 in the image below.


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A KM100 mirror mount with the screw adjusters replaced by two ZFS06 actuators.

How to calculate the linear displacement per microstep

The ZFS series of motors has 24 full steps per revolution, and when driven by the KST101 drivers, there are 2048 microsteps per full step, giving 49,152 microsteps per revolution of the motor. The output shaft of the motor goes into a 400:9 gear head. This requires the motor to rotate 44.445 times to rotate the 1.0 mm pitch lead screw one revolution. The end result is the lead screw advances by 1.0 mm.


Linear displacement of the lead screw per microstep:

Number of Microsteps x Gearbox Ratio = 49,152 x 44.445 = 2184560.64

The linear displacement of the lead screw per microstep is

1.0 mm / 2184560.64 = 0.46 x 10-6 mm = 0.46 nm

Pin Diagram

Schematic
High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Limit Ground 8 Reserved for Future Use
2 CCW Limit Switch 9 Reserved for Future Use
3 CW Limit Switch 10 Vcc (+5 V DC)
4 Motor Phase B- 11 Reserved for Future Use
5 Motor Phase B+ 12 Reserved for Future Use
6 Motor Phase A- 13 Reserved for Future Use
7 Motor Phase A+ 14 Reserved for Future Use
 - 15 Ground
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

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8 mm Travel Stepper Motor Actuator

Required Controller: BSC201

  • 409,600 Microsteps per Revolution
  • 48 V Output at 25 W
  • Trapezoidal and
    'S-Curve' Velocity Profile
Item # DRV208
Travel 8 mm (0.3")
Unidirectional Repeatability 3.6 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability 5.0 µm
Absolute Accuracy 17.1 µm
Maximum Force 180 N
Maximum Velocity 5 mm/s
Maximum Acceleration 5 mm/s2
Full Step Angle 1.8°
Feedback None
Limit Switches Hall Effect
Lead Screw Pitch 0.5 mm
Homing Repeatability 13.5 µm
Motor Type 2-Phase Stepper
Microsteps per Revolution of Leadscrew 409,600
Compatible Controllers BSC201
MST602

Features

  • 8 mm Total Travel
  • High Maximum Force of 180 N
  • Non-Rotating Drive Tip
  • 500 mm (19.7") D-Type Connection Cable Attached
  • 3 m Extension Cable Included
  • MCA1 and MCA2 Adapters Convert to Ø3/8" or Ø10 mm Mounting Barrel

The DRV208 Modular Stepper Motor Actuator is designed to be used with our 3-axis and 6-axis NanoMax™ flexure stages. The M22 x 0.75 threaded flange interfaces directly with the NanoMax stage, making it easy to select an actuator for each axis based on the user's requirements. Using the MCA1 or MCA2 quick-connect adapters, this actuator can also be fitted to a stage with standard Ø3/8" or Ø10 mm mounting clamps, respectively.

This actuator features an 8 mm travel range and is capable of speeds up to 5 mm/s. The powerful stepper motor driver has a maximum force of 180 N.

The knurled knob on the rear shaft of the motor can function as a manual adjuster when the actuator is powered down. Note that in an open-loop system, manually adjusting the actuator position will desynchronize the actuator from the position display in the control software. This can be corrected by homing the actuator back to its original zero position, which should be done immediately upon powering up the actuator. The knob also serves as an inertial damper which absorbs vibrations from the stepper motor.

A 500 mm (19.7") cable with a 15-pin D-type connector is attached to the unit to connect the stepper motor to a controller. The unit also comes with a 3 m extension cable (item # PAA613). If a shorter cable is needed, the PAA612 1 m cable is available separately.

NanoMax Modular Actuators
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The DRV208 can be installed on a 3-axis NanoMax stage.

How to Calculate the Linear Displacement per Microstep

The stepper motor used in the DRV208 actuator has 200 full steps per revolution of the motor. Each full step is broken down into 2048 microsteps. There are 409,600 microsteps per revolution of the motor when using the BSC201 controller. The end result is the leadscrew advancing by 0.5 mm. To calculate the linear displacement of the actuator microstep, use the following:

409,600 microsteps per revolution of the lead screw

The linear displacement of the lead screw per microstep is:

0.5 mm / 409,600 = 1.2 x 10-6 mm

To calculate the linear displacment for a full step, substitute 409,600 with 200.

Pin Diagram

Schematic
High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Limit Switch 0 V 9 For Future Use
2 Not Connected 10 +5 V
3 CW Limit Switch 11 -
4 Motor Phase B -ve 12 -
5 Motor Phase B +ve 13 +5 V
6 Motor Phase A -ve 14 -
7 Motor Phase A +ve 15 Ground
8 - - -
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

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alfred  (posted 2016-09-10 13:00:27.96)
Dear Sir: I come from Chroma ATE Inc. I have some question for this apt™ Stepper Motor Controllers Type:BSC203 with Motor Type :DRV001(see on the motor's connecter) 1.I'd like to know device unit about the motor: (nm/Pulse?) According to ThorLab official specification value: a.Minimum Incremental Movement:60nm/pulse.Does device unit? b.Lead Screw Pitch:0.5mm.Does express motor rotation one circle forward 0.5mm? c.Microsteps per Revolution of Leadscrew:Does express motor rotation one circle need 409600pulse? So (Lead Screw Pitch/Microsteps per Revolution of Leadscrew)=Minimum Incremental Movement,but 1.2nm is not equal 60nm ,why? 2.Kinesis software(Actuator set APT600L X Axis) a.Step Size=0.5mm: motor rotation one circle forward 0.5mm? but autaul half circle I see. b.Travel:8mm ,but I could move 12 mm (show on the current device postion). Does I configuration error? Thank you.
bwood  (posted 2016-09-12 11:09:51.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. I believe this relates to the conversion between microsteps to real world units. For the DRV001 connected to the BSC203, 1mm equates to 819200µs. I will be in direct contact with you so I can gather more details on your system, and troubleshoot you Kinesis issue in more detail.
alfred  (posted 2016-09-09 13:13:17.31)
Dear Sir: I come from Chroma ATE Inc. I have some question for this apt™ Stepper Motor Controllers Type:BSC203 with Motor Type :8 mm Travel Stepper Motor Actuator As I use Win32 development(refernece ThorLab exmaple code),set velocity=3838090,position=1715200,Acceleration=2253,Motor vibration occurs,(unit:device unit) but use Kinesis's APP(Version:1.7.0.0),set velocity=2.5,position=10,Acceleration=2,Motor move smooth,(unit:mm) 1.I'd say that this is not the exact setting we wanted on Win32 code. 2.What number is the Minimum Incremental Movement? Thank you.
bwood  (posted 2016-09-12 08:36:18.0)
Response from Ben at Thorlabs: Thank you for your feedback. The answers to these questions will depend on the specific method you are using to control your BSC203, and the system you are trying to build. We will be in direct contact to get further details on your setup and to discuss how to control the BSC203.
jjurado  (posted 2011-03-22 09:46:00.0)
Response from Javier at Thorlabs to benju: Thank you for contacting us with your request. The DRV001 actuators are not compatible with the T-Cube controllers, as they require a higher current input in order to be operated. I will contact you directly for further support.
benju  (posted 2011-03-22 01:53:48.0)
can this be operated with a t-cube stepper controller as well?
klee  (posted 2009-09-24 10:02:13.0)
A response from Ken at Thorlabs to jean-thomas.landry: No, the drawing is not showing it at maximum extension. The minimum length is 134mm and the maximum length is 142mm.
jean-thomas.landry  (posted 2009-09-23 11:18:45.0)
good morning, Is the pdf drawing of drv001 showing it at maximum extension? regards,
jean-thomas.landry  (posted 2009-09-23 11:18:40.0)
good morning, Is the pdf drawing of drv001 showing it at maximum extension? regards,
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6 mm Travel DC Servo Motor Actuator

Required Controller:
KDC101

  • 34,304 Microsteps per Revolution
  • 15 V Output at 2.5 W
  • Trapezoidal Velocity Profile
Item # Z806
Travel 6.0 mm
Backlash <8 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability <1.5 µm
Home Location Accuracy <2 µm
Homing Repeatability ±1.0 µm
Vertical Load Capacity 4.5 kg (Max)
Horizontal Load Capacity 9 kg (Max)
Recommended Vertical Load <4.0 kg
Recommended Horizontal Load <7.5 kg
Velocitya 2.6 mm/s (Max)
Velocity Stability ±0.125 mm/s
Acceleration 4 mm/s2 (Max)
Absolute On-Axis Accuracy 42 µm
Maximum Percentage Accuracy 0.75%
Motor Coil Temperature 85 °C (Max)
Phase to Phase Resistance 33.0 Ω (Max)
Phase to Phase Inductance 0.6 mH (Max)
Limit Switch Life Time >100,000 Cycles
Minimum Achievable Incremental Movement 0.05 µm
Minimum Repeatable Incremental Movement 0.2 µm
Operating Temperature Range 41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C)
Weight 0.134 kg
Motor Typeb 6 V DC Servo
Recommended Controller KDC101
  • At 2.6 mm/s velocity ripple and distortion of the acceleration/deceleration profile may occur. For improved control, the max velocity should be limited to 2.3 mm/s.
  • The nominal motor drive voltage is 6 V. Voltages up to 12 V can be used with pulse width modulation (PWM) controlled outputs.

Features

  • 6 VDC Servo Actuator
  • Sub-Micron Resolution
  • Maximum Velocity: 2.3 mm/s
  • Drop In Replacement for Most 6 mm Manual Actuators
  • Compatible with 1/4"-80 Thread-Fitting Stages and Mounts
  • Limit Switches for Zero Datum and Actuator Protection
  • Also Available in 12 mm and 25 mm Travel Versions

The Z8 Series of Motorized Actuators are engineered for use with optical positioning devices such as mirror mounts and stages. They offer high resolution in a lightweight package, which makes these actuators ideally suited for demanding optical laboratory automation applications.

Commercial limit switches have been added to provide overdrive protection and accurate home positioning. The incorporated motor is capable of speeds up to 2.3 mm/s. The precision of the encoder (512 counts/rev) results in a minimum resolution of about 29 nm.

The Z806 has been designed specifically to replace the manual adjusters in stages and mirror mounts that have 1/4"-80 threaded fittings. Simply remove the existing manual adjuster from the mount, and screw in our Z8 Actuator. The photo below shows a KM100 mirror mount with one of the screw adjusters replaced by a Z806 actuator.

The KDC101 DC Servo Controller is the required driver for the Z8 series actuators. Please note that previous generation TDC001 units will require a firmware upgrade to V1.0.10 or later, before they can be used with the Z8 series motors. An upgrade is included with the latest APT Server software, which can be downloaded here.

For applications with longer travel requirements, see our 12 mm travel Z812 and 25 mm travel Z825 actuators. We also offer the Z806V vacuum-compatible version, which is rated for use down to 10-6 torr and is shipped with a 1.6' flat ribbon cable, IDC connector, and converter cable for use with the KDC101 controller. See below for more details.

Z806_KM100
The units are shipped with 1.6' (0.5 m) of cable. A 2.5 m (8 ft) extension cable (PAA632) is available separately.

Pin Diagram

Schematic
High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Ground (Limit and Vcc) 8 Reserved for Future Use
2 Forward Limit 9 Ident Resistor
3 Reverse Limit 10 Vcc (+5 V DC)
4 Reserved for Future Use 11 Encoder Channel A
5 Motor (-) 12 Reserved for Future Use
6 Reserved for Future Use 13 Encoder Channel B
7 Motor (+) 14, 15 Reserved for Future Use
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

How to Calculate the Linear Displacement per Encoder Count

For the Z806, there are 512 encoder counts per revolution of the motor. The output shaft of the motor goes into a 67:1 planetary gear head. This requires the motor to rotate 67 times to rotate the 1.0 mm pitch lead screw one revolution. The end result is the lead screw advances by 1.0 mm.

The linear displacement of the actuator per encoder count is given by

512 x 67 = 34,304 encoder counts per revolution of the lead screw,

whereas the linear displacement of the lead screw per encoder count is given by

1.0 mm / 34,304 counts = 2.9 x 10-5 mm (29 nm).


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6 mm Travel Vacuum-Compatible DC Servo Motor Actuators

Item # Z806V
Motor Typea 6 VDC Servo
Travel 6.0 mm
Backlash <8 µm
Bidirectional Repeatability <1.5 µm
Home Location Accuracy <2 µm
Homing Repeatability ±1.0 µm
Vertical Load Capacity 4.5 kg (Max)
Horizontal Load Capacity 9 kg (Max)
Vertical Load Capacityb <4.0 kg
Horizontal Load Capacityb <7.5 kg
Velocityc 2.6 mm/s (Max)
Velocity Stability ±0.125 mm/s
Acceleration 4 mm/s2 (Max)
Absolute On-Axis Accuracy 42 µm
Percentage Accuracy 0.82% (Max)
Motor Coil Temperature 85 °C (Max)
Limit Switch Life Time >100,000 Cycles
Minimum Achievable Incremental Movement 0.05 µm
Minimum Repeatable Incremental Movement 0.2 µm
Operating Temperature Range 41 to 104 °F
(5 to 40 °C)
Vacuum Rating 10-6 Torr
Weight 0.134 kg
  • The nominal motor drive voltage is 6 V. Voltages up to 12 V can be used with pulse width modulation (PWM) controlled outputs.
  • Recommended
  • At 2.6 mm/s velocity ripple and distortion of the acceleration/deceleration profile may occur. For improved control, the max velocity should be limited to 2.3 mm/s.

Features

  • 6 VDC Servo Actuator
  • Sub-Micron Resolution
  • Maximum Velocity: 2.3 mm/s
  • Drop In Replacement for Most 6 mm Manual Actuators
  • Compatible with 1/4"-80 Thread-Fitting Stages and Mounts
  • Limit Switches for Zero Datum and Actuator Protection
  • Rated Down To 10-6 Torr
  • Also Available in 12 mm and 25 mm Travel Versions

The Z806V offers all the features and specifications of the Z806 described above with the added benefit of being vacuum compatible down to 10-6 Torr. It incorporates vacuum-rated servo motors, phosphorus bronze internal coupling mechanism and mounting bush, and high-vacuum grease.

The Z806V actuator is shipped with a 1.6' (0.5 m) vacuum compatible flat ribbon cable with IDC connector. This cable has a 0.05" (1.27 mm) pitch, 28 AWG stranded conductors and Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) insulation. A converter cable for use with the KDC101 controller is also supplied, but it is not vacuum compatible and should only be used outside the chamber.

For applications with longer travel requirements, see our 12 mm travel Z812V and 25 mm travel Z825BV actuators. For vacuum compatible versions of our stages and mirror mounts, please contact Tech Support.

The KDC101 DC Servo Controller is the required driver for the Z8 series actuators. Please note that previous generation TDC001 units will require a firmware upgrade to V1.0.10 or later, before they can be used with the Z8 series motors. An upgrade is included with the latest APT Server software, which can be downloaded here.

Required Controller:
KDC101

  • 34,304 Microsteps per Revolution
  • 15 V Output at 2.5 W
  • Trapezoidal Velocity Profile

How to Calculate the Linear Displacement per Encoder Count

For the Z806V, there are 512 encoder counts per revolution of the motor. The output shaft of the motor goes into a 67:1 planetary gear head. This requires the motor to rotate 67 times to rotate the 1.0 mm pitch lead screw one revolution. The end result is the lead screw advances by 1.0 mm.

The linear displacement of the actuator per encoder count is given by

512 x 67 = 34,304 encoder counts per revolution of the lead screw,

whereas the linear displacement of the lead screw per encoder count is given by

1.0 mm / 34,304 counts = 2.9 x 10-5 mm (29 nm).

The vacuum-compatible cable integrated with the Z806V is terminated in a Female IDC 10-Pin socket connector. A short converter cable, which adapts this female IDC socket connector to a D-Type male HD15 pin connector, is included with the Z806V to facilitate connecting the actuator to the recommended KDC101 controller. This converter cable, whose terminating connectors are shown at right, is not vacuum compatible.  Information describing the pin assignments for both the female IDC socket and Male D-Type HD connector (when it is connected to the female IDC socket connector) follows. 

Pin Diagram

IDC Socket Pin Diagram
10 Pin Female IDC Socket Connector
(Amphenol T812 Series, 2.54 mm Pitch)
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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10 Pin Female IDC Socket Connector
(Amphenol T812 Series, 2.54 mm Pitch)

Female IDC 10-Pin Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Motor (+ve) (6 V)a 6 Motor (-ve) (6 V)a
2 Vcc (+5 V) 7 Limit Ground
3 Encoder Channel A 8 Reverse Limit
4 Encoder Channel B 9 Forward Limit
5 Ground 10 Reserved for Future Use
  • The nominal motor drive voltage is 6 V. Voltages up to 12 V can be used with pulse width modulation (PWM) controlled outputs.

Pin Diagram

Schematic
High-Density D-Type Male 15 Pin Connector

Male HDDB15 Connector Pin Out

Pin Description Pin Description
1 Ground (Limit and Vcc) 8 Reserved For Future Use
2 Forward Limit 9 Ident Resistor
3 Reverse Limit 10 Vcc (+5 VDC)
4 Reserved For Future Use 11 Encoder Channel A
5 Motor (-) 12 Reserved for Future Use
6 Reserved for Future Use 13 Encoder Channel B
7 Motor (+) 14, 15 Reserved For Future Use
Connectors Terminating the Converter Cable
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Connectors terminating the converter cable. The image on the left shows the high-density D-Type male 15-pin connector, and the image on the right shows the 10-pin male IDC socket connector.

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Re-greasing Kit

Features

  • 1.5 cc Syringe of Apiezon 100 Grease
  • Convenient, Inexpensive Package that Reduces Waste
  • Prolongs Lifetime of Actuator
  • Ready to Dispense
  • Vacuum Compatible to 10-9 Torr

This Apiezon grease has excellent anti-seize properties. It contains PTFE for maximum lubricity and is ideal for re-lubricating the lead screw threads of our ZST, ZFS, and Z8 series actuators described above. It is supplied in a syringe for easy application and is recommended both for general use and for vacuum applications down to 10-9 Torr. It has an optimal working range of 10 to 30 °C (50 to 86 °F).

Note: It is recommended that the lead screws of the Z8, ZFS, and ZST motors are lubricated every 50,000 cycles or 6 months, whichever comes first.


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