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May 29, 2017
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Nanoform® X 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 FEA optimized dual sub-frames and integral self-leveling TMC MaxDamp® isolators
Control System UPx™ Control System with optional Adaptive Control Technology
Operating System QNX real time operating system
Programming Resolution 0.01 nanometer linear / 0.0000001° Rotary
File Transfer/Storage USB, CD, Ethernet, On-board data storage backup
Performance Surface Roughness (RA) < 1.0nm, Form Accuracy (P-V) < 0 .1µm


Linear Hydrostatic Slideways Description
Type Hydrostatic oil bearing slideways with liquid cooling capability
Travel X and Z: 220mm (8.6")
Maximum Feedrate 4,000mm/min. (157”/min)
Drive System AC linear motor
Position Feedback Resolution 16 picometers (0.016 nanometers)
X-axis Straightness Horizontal: 0.2µm (8µ”) full travel 0.05µm/25mm (2µ”)
Z-axis Straightness Horizontal: 0.2µm (8µ") full travel 0.05µm/25mm (2µ")
Vertical Straightness 0.375µm (15µ") full travel


Workholding/Positioning Spindle High Speed HS 75 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
Motor Integral brushless motor Integral brushless motor
Ultimate Load Capacity 45Kg (100 lbs) @100 PSI 136Kg (300 lbs) @100 PSI
Axial Stiffness 105N/µm (600,000 lbs./in.) 230N/µm (1,314,000 lbs./in.)
Radial Stiffness 35N/µm (200,000 lbs./in.) 130N/µm (743,600 lbs./in.)
Motion Accuracy Axial/Radial ≤ 20nm (0.8µ”) Axial/Radial ≤ 15nm (0.6µ”)
Thermal Control Optional Liquid cooled chiller +/- 0.1C Accuracy Liquid cooled chiller +/- 0.1C Accuracy
C-axis Feedback Resolution 0.018 arc-sec
9,000 line encoder
0.010 arc-sec
16,200 line encoder
C-axis Position Accuracy +/- 1 arc-sec +/- 1 arc-sec
C-axis Max Speed 2,500 RPM 1,500 RPM
Work Holding Spindle Max speed 18,000 RPM 10,000 RPM


Rotary B-axis HydroRound Rotary B-axis
Type Bi-conic, self compensated, oil hydrostatic bearing, DC Brushless direct drive motor
Tabletop Size 330mm (13")
Standard Swing Capacity 222mm (8.75") diameter
Load Capacity 225 Kg (500 lbs.)
Maximum Speed 10 RPM continuous / 50 RPM intermittent
Motor Torque 36 in-lbs/ 4.0 N-m
Position Feedback Resolution 0.004 arc-sec
Position Accuracy +/- 1 arc-sec
Radial Error Motion 0.10µm (4µ”) @ 1" above table
Coning Error 1.0nm/mm (1.0µ”/in.)
Radial Stiffness 225N/µm (1,280,000 lbs./in.)
Axial Stiffness 600N/µm (3,428,000 lbs./in.)
Moment Stiffness 3.4 N-m/micro radian (30 in-lbs/micro radian) (144 in-lbs/arc-sec)


Facility Requirements Nanoform® X
Power 208 +/-10% or 230 +/-10% VAC - 3.0 KVA 1 phase - 50/60Hz
Air Supply Typical: 12 SCFM @100 PSIG
Machine Footprint (W x L x H) 929mm x 2152mm x 2301mm (36.6" x 84.8" x 91") when fully opened