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July 25, 2017
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Nanoform® L 1000 Technical Product Specifications

Machine Base and Control Description
Machine Base Sealed natural granite base provides exceptional long term machine tool stability
Machine Type Ultra precision, two, three, or four axes CNC contouring machine
Vibration Isolation TMC MaxDamp self leveling dual chamber pneumatic isolation system
Control System UPx™ Control System with optional Adaptive Control Technology
Operating System QNX real time operating system
Programming Resolution 0.01 nm linear / 0.0000001° Rotary
File Transfer USB, CD-RW, Ethernet
Performance Surface Finish < 1.25 nm Ra, Form Accuracy < 0.125 micron P-V


Linear Hydrostatic Slideways Description
Type Hydrostatic oil bearing slideways with symmetrical linear motor placement
Travel X: 500 mm (19.7 inch) Z: 300 mm (11.8 inch)
Maximum Feedrate 3000 mm / min. (118 in./min.)
Drive System AC linear motor
Position Feedback Resolution 32 picometers (0.032 nm)
X-axis Straightness Horizontal: 0.50 micron (20 micro inches) full travel 0.05 micron/25 mm (2 micro inches )
Z-axis Straightness Horizontal: 0.50 micron (20 micro inches) full travel 0.05 micron/25 mm (2 micro inches)
Vertical Straightness X: 1.0 micron (40 micro inches) Z: 0.75 micron (30 micro inches)


Workholding/Positioning Spindle Heavy Duty HD-160 Spindle High Performance HS 150 Spindle
Air Bearing Type Slot type thrust bearing Slot type thrust bearing
Material Steel shaft / Bronze journal Steel shaft / Bronze journal
Standard Swing Capacity 1 meter diameter 1 meter diameter
Motor Integral brushless motor Integral brushless motor
Ultimate Load Capacity 170 Kg (375 lbs.) @ 100 PSI 136 Kg (300 lbs) @100 PSI
Axial Stiffness 350 N/micron (2,000,000 lbs./inch) 230 N/micron (1,314,000 lbs./inch)
Radial Stiffness 175 N/micron (1,000,000 lbs./inch) 130 N/micron (743,600 lbs./inch)
Motion Accuracy Axial/Radial ≤ 50nm (2 micro inches) Axial/Radial ≤ 15 nm (0.6 micro inches)
Thermal Control Liquid cooled chiller +/- 0.1˚ C Accuracy Liquid cooled chiller +/- 0.1C Accuracy
C-axis Feedback Resolution 0.026 arc-sec 0.010 arc-sec 16,200 line encoder
C-axis Position Accuracy +/- 2 arc-sec +/- 1 arc-sec
C-axis Max Speed 3,000 RPM 1,500 RPM
Work Holding Spindle Max Speed 5,000 RPM 10,000 RPM


Rotary B-axis HydroRound Rotary B-axis
Type Bi-conical, self compensated, patented oil hydrostatic bearing with integral
motor and integral encoder
Material High-alloy steel
Tabletop size 380 mm (15 inch)
Standard swing capacity 600 mm (23.6 inch) diameter
Load Capacity 454 Kg (1000 lbs.)
Maximum Speed 10 RPM
Motor Torque 72 inch-lbs. 8.1N/micron
Positioning Feedback Resolution .003 arc-sec
Radial Error Motion 0.10 micron (4 micro inch) @ 1 inch above table and can be improved
with optional error mapping
Axial Error Motion 0.10 micron (4 micro inch)
Coning Error 1.0 micron/mm (1.0 micro inch)
Radial Stiffness 525 N/micron (3,000,000 lbs/inch)
Axial Stiffness 875 N/micron (5,000,000 lbs/inch)
Moment Stiffness 17 N-m/µrad (150 inch lbs/µrad)


High Speed Milling/Grinding Spindle SP75FF Spindle High Speed Milling Spindle
Air Supply Pressure 690 KPA (100 PSI) 610 KPA (88 PSI)
Air Consumption 2.8 l/s (6.0 SCFM) 1.1 l/s (2.4 SCFM)
Radial Load Capacity 32 kg (70 lbs) Ultimate Load Capacity 29 Kg (65 lbs) ultimate
Axial Stiffness 70 N/micron (400,000 lbs/inch) 50 N/µm (285,000 lbs/inch)
Radial Stiffness 22 N/micron (125,000 lbs/inch) 35 N/µm (200,000 lbs/inch)
Axial Error Motion < 0.05 micron (2 micro inches) < 30 nm asynchronous
Radial Error Motion < 0.05 micron (2 micro inches) < 3 nm asynchronous
Maximum Speed 15,000 RPM 80,000 RPM (stiffness increases
50% with 60k rpm model)


Facility Requirements Nanoform® L 1000
Power 208 +/-10% or 230 +/-10% VAC - 3.0 KVA 1 phase - 50/60Hz
Air Supply Typical: 12 SCFM @100 PSIG
Floor Space 1745 mm x 2162 mm x 2226 mm (69 inch x 85 inch x 88 inch)