Introduction

SmarAct’s MLS product series offers electromagnetic linear motors for industrial applications, laboratory automation and compact positioning solutions where high speed, force and nanometer- precise motion must be paired with high duty cycle and durability. The stages are equipped with SmarAct’s non-contact and wear-free linear motors, opening up a field of applications where highly dynamic processes require high speed and nanometer accuracy at the same time. The electromagnetic drive enables speeds of up to 1 m/s. In addition, they are durable and virtually maintenance-free. Their compact size ensures seamless integration into existing systems.

MLS-3252 - Electromagnetic Direct-Drive

A miniaturized Electromagnetic Direct-Drive with 25 mm travel range.

MLS-5282 - Electromagnetic Direct-Drive

An electromagnetic direct drive with 38 mm travel range.

MLS-92122 - Electromagnetic Direct-Drive

A large high performance electromagnetic direct drive with 65 mm travel range.

MLS positioning stages are designed to be as compact as possible, as well as to be mechanically and electrically intercompatible with our standard size piezo-driven positioning systems. They are fully compatible with the SmarAct modular system. This compatibility allows not only the use of the modular system’s connecting elements with direct drive stages, but also side-by-side use with piezo-driven stages in multi-dimensional positioning systems.

MLS stages can be easily combined with compatible rotation stages and piezo-driven linear stages from the CLS series. This allows the optimum drive technology to be chosen for the specific application or the positioning task. The MLS product series is complemented by standardized mounting elements, base plates and pneumatic support systems for vertical operation to compensate for static or variable payloads.

The stages are powered by the reliable MCS2 controller series. New driver boards in combination with an extended command set are seamlessly implemented in the MCS2 controller series, enabling universal applicability.

The functionality of existing systems can be easily extended by adding stages with SmarAct’s new direct drive technology. Customized solutions are available upon request. It would be a pleasure to support you in finding the optimal setup for your application.

Compatibility to the SmarAct Modular System

Standardized connecting elements and a stringent compatibility with the SmarAct Modular System ensure MLS stages can be easily combined to multi-dimensional positioning systems.

All three MLS Product Lines are fully comptible to the SmarAct Modular System. Brackets, Parts and Adaptors can be shared between the MLS and CLS Series.

Application Example

Because of their high velocity and acceleration, Direct-Drives are perfectly suited for micro-assembly. In this example several XYZ MLS positioning systems are combined with CLS stages and SLC based gripper systems to perform fast and precise tasks on a micro-assembly line.