The RGV100 is a very compact direct-drive rotation stage that provides ultra-fast rotation with very high resolution and outstanding positioning performance. The RGV100HL, with a high torque motor, is now available to address higher inertial loads. Applications include semiconductor wafer inspection, micro-robotics, and precision metrology.The direct-drive technology of the RGV100 eliminates the worm gear of traditional rotation stages. The advantages are higher speeds, superior reliability, and enhanced position sensitivity. Speed, resolution, and repeatability are increased by a factor of up to ten times compared to worm-driven rotation stages of the same size.A high efficiency brushless DC torque motor with rare earth magnets supplies an optimum ratio of torque per inertia for high acceleration, with minimal stage heating. At maximum continuous torque, the temperature of the motor increases by only 30°C. This is significantly less than other stage designs and guarantees high performance and high reliability for the most demanding applications.Precision is ensured by a high-resolution glass scale with 15,000 line pairs per revolution that directly measures the position of the rotating platen. The flat encoder is mounted on a precision ground reference surface and is perfectly aligned with the stages rotation axis to minimize position errors induced by eccentricity, wobble, or axial runout. The encoder signals are interpolated by the XPS motion controller with less than 0.1 arcsec resolution for outstanding position sensitivity and stability.The RGV100 features a proprietary 4-point contact ball bearing. This unique, 2-piece design takes advantage of Newports excellent and proven capabilities in the design, manufacturing and assembly of precision mechanics and integrates multiple functions, like the bearing ways and the direct drive motor, minimizing the number of parts. The result is a more compact rotation stage with superior stiffness, high reliability and outstanding wobble and eccentricity specifications.A 30 mm diameter through-hole allows convenient routing of cables and vacuum lines through the stage. A once-per revolution index pulse permits precision homing to a unique home position. The RGV100BL also features two limit switches that can be enabled or disabled by an external switch.
For critical positioning applications, Newport offers micropositioning calibration services. We will create, implement and verify an electronic compensation process to improve the absolute position accuracy of RGV100 stages when commanded by our XPS advanced motion control system. Compensation is performed at 20.0 °C, +/-0.2 °C, for linear and non-linear errors, ensuring accuracy of up to 0.002°. A certificate of calibration per Newport Metrology Procedure A167 and measured error maps are provided. Click here for complete information.