Achieving Accuracy with Direct Drive Rotary Stages

Achieving Accuracy with Direct Drive Rotary StagesDoes your application require an unusual level of precision? Does your current Direct Drive Rotary Stage meet your current torque requirements? If your answers to these questions was “no,” Prime Drives can design and manufacture Direct Drive Rotary Stages to meet your specific positioning needs.

Direct drive rotary stages can be designed with apertures of nearly any diameter and load capacity. Your application will determine the aperture size and load requirements.

Possible applications might include rotary testing, optical calibration, inertial navigation, electro-optic sensors (single or multi-axis), or antennas. Many fields require precise angular positioning including various electronic assemblies, medical, pharmaceutical, robotics, fiber optics, research institutions, microelectronics, photonics and defense and security.

How does a direct drive rotary stage help with accuracy?

  • Reduce or eliminate backlash
  • Better positioning accuracy
  • Increased speeds
  • Maximize performance related to tilt error
  • Reduce rotating friction
  • Eliminate wear problems connected with belt drives, worm-drive and gear-drive rotary stages
  • Reduced travel
  • Increased repeatability

An added benefit of this type of rotary stage is that it lasts longer and requires less maintenance than other rotary stage types. If space limitations are a factor, Prime Drives is able to design a Direct Drive Rotary Stage to fit within those constraints with a low profile, high precision design. with heights as small as 40 mm.

Aperture size needs may vary depending upon your application. Some factors to consider are the number of wires or vacuum lines routing through the aperture. We can design Direct Drive Rotary Stages with aperture sizes ranging from 10 to 300 mm. For more specification details refer to our product brochure or call our office at 775-333-5984.

Depending upon your specific requirements, often dictated by your industry, our team of experts can design the best possible solution for your company and your application. Whether your Direct Drive Rotary Stage needs are simple or very complex, our engineers will work closely with you to design equipment that will meet those needs.