Optimal Engineering Systems Inc. (OES) is introducing three yaw-pitch stages to enable precise motion control and measurement of angles or the curvature of an object.

The YP110-10-01 (stepper motor driven), the YP110-10-02 (brushless servo motor driven) and the YP110-10-03 (DC servo motor driven) offer a range of travel of +/- 10°.

Source: OESSource: OESThe maximum speed of the yaw-pitch stages is 14° per second with the stepper motor-driven version and 90° per second with the servo motor-driven versions. The 65 x 65 mm table has a pattern of threaded holes for fixtures or tooling and has an accuracy of 0.05° and repeatability of +/- 0.01°.

The rotation center height is 75 mm and the pitch axis is equipped with end-of-travel limit switches to signal the motion controller to stop at each end. This axis also has a calibrated indicator to display the angle of rotation.

The yaw stage is capable of rotation through large angles and features a 180:1 ratio gear. The positional accuracy is 0.05° and repeatability is +/- 0.01°. This axis also has a calibrated indicator to display the angle of rotation.

The power knobs of the stepper motors can be replaced with an optional optical encoder for precision position verification. The YP110-10-02 and YP110-10-03 feature servo motors and optical encoders for precise closed-loop operation and greater travel speeds.

Each of the stages can be ordered plug-and-play with a compatible multi-axis motion controller from OES.