This paper presents a surface motor-driven multi-axis stage system employing a surface encoder as the position feedback sensor. The surface motor consists of four two-phase linear motors, two pairs in X- and Y-directions. The thrust force generated by each of the linear motor's two phases was investigated for the purpose of constructing dynamic controller of the stage. It was confirmed that the thrust forces of the two phases were sinusoidal functions of positions with a shift in space by one-quarter of the motor pitch length of 5 mm. A simple commutation law was applied to the two-phase forces so that a constant force can be obtained throughout the full range of travel. A PC-based PID controller was designed and constructed for micro-positioning experiments of the stage. Experimental results indicated that dynamic micro-positioning can be carried out independently in X and Y-axes with a positioning resolution of 50 nm.
|Translated title of the contribution||Precision positioning of a surface motor-driven multi-axis stage using a surface encoder (2nd report) - Experiment of dynamic micro-positioning|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Seimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Mar|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering