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Motorized goniometers with built-in controllers and motor encoders

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  • 40 mm and 60 mm centre of rotation options allow for two axes of motion about a common centre of rotation
  • 30 N load capacity
  • Low profile, small footprint
  • Built-in controller; daisy-chains with other Zaber Technologies products
  • Encoder position feedback with slip/stall detection and automatic recovery

 

Features:

1. An indexed knob provides convenient manual control.
2. Integrated stepper motor controller and motor driver allows for easy-to-use control.
3. Integrated motor encoder, provides easy-to-use closed-loop motion.
4. 200 step per revolution stepper motor, microstepped up to 256x to provide smooth and precise motion.
5. Control all units in the daisy-chain via serial port (with a locking X-SDC cable) or USB (with an X-USBDC cable).
6. Daisy-chain additional units with a locking X-DC02 cable or X-DC06 cable. Power can also be shared in the chain.
7. Crossed roller bearings for smooth motion and high stiffness.
8. The interlocking alignment system makes it easy to stack two stages.
9. M2 (20 mm pattern) and M3 (32 mm pattern) mounting holes provided.
10. The GSM60 and the GSM40 stages can be stacked together to share a common centre of rotation, 40 mm above the top stage.
11. An additional shaft-mounted knob for coarse positioning without power.

 

Zaber Technologies’ X-GSM-E Series devices are computer-controlled, motorized goniometers with a compact size and built-in controller and motor encoder. They are stand-alone units requiring only a standard 48 V power supply. An indexed knob provides convenient manual control for versatile operation even without a computer. These stages connect to the RS-232 port or USB port of any computer, and they can be daisy-chained with any other Zaber Technologies products. The daisy-chain also shares power, making it possible for multiple X-Series products to share a single power supply. Convenient locking, 4-pin, M8 connectors on the unit allow for secure connection between units. These stages are excellent for applications where a small profile is required. They can mount to a flat surface or stack together to share a common centre of rotation for two axes of angular motion. Like all of Zaber Technologies’ products, the X-GSM-E Series is designed to be ‘plug and play’ and very easy to set up and operate.

 

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Weight 0.285 kg
Accuracy (unidirectional)

0.06 °

Axes of Motion

1

Backlash

< 0.01 °

Built-in Controller

Yes

CE Compliant

Yes

Communication Interface

RS-232

Communication Protocol

Zaber Technologies ASCII (Default), Zaber Technologies Binary

Data Cable Connection

Locking 4-pin M8

Default Resolution

1/64 of a step

Encoder Type

Rotary quadrature encoder

Guide Type

Crossed roller bearing

Inductance

3.5 mH/phase

Limit or Home Sensing

Magnetic home and away sensors

Manual Control

Yes

Maximum Centered Load

30 N

Maximum Current Draw

350 mA

Maximum Speed

30 deg/s

Mechanical Drive System

Precision Worm Gear

Motor Frame Size

NEMA 08

Motor Steps Per Rev

200

Motor type

Stepper (2 phase)

Mounting Interface

M2 and M3 mounting holes

Operating Temperature

0 – 50 °C

Positional Repeatability

0.005 °

Power Plug

2-pin Screw Terminal

Power Supply

24-48 VDC

Repeatability

< 0.005

RoHS Compliant

Yes

Rotation Centre Accuracy

< 0.1 mm

Rotation Centre Height

40 mm, 60 mm

Vacuum Compatible

No

Weight

0.285 kg

Encoder Resolution

200 CPR

X-GSM40-E03-KX13AG

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 2.08101654144 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001625794173
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00009923 deg/s
  • Rotation Centre Height: 40 mm
  • Travel Range: +/-10 °
  • Kit: 48 V power supply – powers one axis

X-GSM40-E03-KX13AG is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM40-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 40 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PS13-48V12-G 1 Power Supply, 48 V 1.25 A, compatible with X-Series Products 0.44 kg
X-DC02 1 Data Cable, 2 ft (0.6 m), for use with all X-Series products 0.04 kg
X-USBDC 1 USB to serial converter cable with M8 female plug for X-Series products 0.06 kg

X-GSM40-E03-KX14AG

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 2.08101654144 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001625794173
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00009923 deg/s
  • Travel Range: +/-10 °
  • Kit: 48 V power supply – powers multiple X-Series devices

X-GSM40-E03-KX14AG is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM40-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 40 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PS14-48V37-G 1 Power Supply, 48 V 3.75 A, compatible with X-Series Products 0.75 kg
X-DC02 1 Data Cable, 2 ft (0.6 m), for use with all X-Series products 0.04 kg
X-USBDC 1 USB to serial converter cable with M8 female plug for X-Series products 0.06 kg

X-GSM40-E03-PTB2

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 2.08101654144 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001625794173
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00009923 deg/s
  • Travel Range: +/-10 °
  • Kit: power supply not included

X-GSM40-E03-PTB2 is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM40-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 40 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PTB2 1 Power terminal block, 2 pin, 5 mm pitch, for use with X-Series devices with custom power supply 0.004 kg

X-GSM60-E03-KX13AG

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 1.44820885888 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001131413171
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00006906 deg/s
  • Rotation Centre Height: 60 mm
  • Travel Range: +/-7 °

X-GSM60-E03-KX13AG is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM60-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 60 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PS13-48V12-G 1 Power Supply, 48 V 1.25 A, compatible with X-Series Products 0.44 kg
X-DC02 1 Data Cable, 2 ft (0.6 m), for use with all X-Series products 0.04 kg
X-USBDC 1 USB to serial converter cable with M8 female plug for X-Series products 0.06 kg

X-GSM60-E03-KX14AG

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 1.44820885888 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001131413171
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00006906 deg/s
  • Travel Range: +/-7 °

X-GSM60-E03-KX14AG is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM60-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 60 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PS14-48V37-G 1 Power Supply, 48 V 3.75 A, compatible with X-Series Products 0.75 kg
X-DC02 1 Data Cable, 2 ft (0.6 m), for use with all X-Series products 0.04 kg
X-USBDC 1 USB to serial converter cable with M8 female plug for X-Series products 0.06 kg

X-GSM60-E03-PTB2

  • Angular Motion Per Motor Rev: 1.44820885888 °
  • Microstep Size (Default Resolution): 0.0001131413171
  • Minimum Speed: 0.00006906 deg/s
  • Travel Range: +/-7 °

X-GSM60-E03-PTB2 is a kit, comprised of:

Product Code Qty Description Weight
X-GSM60-E03 1 Motorized goniometer stage, integrated controller and motor encoder, 60 mm centre of rotation 0.285 kg
PTB2 1 Power terminal block, 2 pin, 5 mm pitch, for use with X-Series devices with custom power supply 0.004 kg
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