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Screw Stages

Ibex Engineering Linear screw stagesweb_2_axis_screw_zwedge_wb

There a many benefits that screw stages can add to any project.  To help qualify their use some of the benefits and drawbacks are listed below

Benefits:

  • Cost – applications using lead or acme screws
  • Thrust capabilities – tremendous mechanical advantage
  • Simple to setup
  • Good for vertical applications
  • Easy to add external brake or encoder
  • >Repeatability – Sufficient for many applications

Drawbacks:

  • Restricted Speed
  • Larger envelope needed for motor mount
  • Cost – Precision screws approach the price of Linear servo stages
  • Positional accuracy
    • Lead error
    • Bearing supports
    • Coupler windup
  • Repeatability – can be affected by nuts without any anti-backlash characteristics

Whether it be cost cutting, type of control or the replacement of an existing platform. Ibex’s has the experience and unique ability to produce non-standard custom screw based positioning solutions to meet any application requirement.

We also manufacture standard high precision configurable screw platforms as well.

Below are a small sample of single axis and multi-axis compounded screw stages highlighting some of our capabilities. At Ibex the possibilities and varieties are endless.

 

 

Please contact us for any of your application needs

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