Triple Axis PowerProbe (TAP Series)
Magnetically-coupled triple axis transfer arm, providing linear and rotary motion with a unique sample gripping mechanism allowing samples to be locked onto and off the probe. Linear and rotary motion of the sample is achieved via a single actuator with stroke length from 304mm to 1219mm. Unique lock/unlock mechanism then activates an independent shaft to provide gripper activation.
- Independent linear & rotary motion with unique sample gripping system
- End-effectors for flag & puck systems
- Fully bakeable to 250°C
- 10x thrust and 4x torque compared to conventional devices
- Exceptional axial stiffness
- Zero backlash under low load
The Triple Axis PowerProbe (TAP) has two concentric output shafts providing two independent axes of motion. Linear and rotary motion of the outer shaft is provided through a high power magnetic coupling, driven by the thimble.
Compared with conventional devices the Triple Axis Power Probe provides more than 10 times the thrust and 4 times the torque with exceptional axial stiffness.
In addition to linear and rotary motion the thimble incorporates a unique secondary linear motion that can be used to lock/unlock samples held by a gripping end-effector.
This PowerProbe variant is ideally suited to system designers who need linear and rotary motion with an independent end-effector mechanism. When ordered with an end-effector the Triple Axis Power Probe provides the ultimate in secure sample transfer.
Two standard end-effectors are offered to grip and safely transfer industry-standard surface analysis flag and puck sample holders.
|Mounting flange||CF35 70mm (2.75") OD|
|Breakaway Torque||4 Nm (2.95 lbf ft)|
|Bakeout||250 °C without the removal of any components|
|Pressure Range||Atm to 5 x 10-11 mbar|
|Position Locking||Thumbscrew (manual only)|
|Break-away Linear Force||180 N (40.5 lbf) standard|
|Sample Weight/Load Capacity||Maximum recommended internal load carrying capacity will be a function of probe extension, but we recommend not to exceed a moment of 20 Nm (15 lbf ft). See Technical Data for deflection versus load graph.|
Triple Axis PowerProbe Dimensions
|Linear Stroke||Flange Size||Dimension A
|304 mm (12")||CF38 70 mm O.D.||515|
|457 mm (18")||CF38 70 mm O.D.||692|
|609 mm (24")||CF38 70 mm O.D.||870|
|914 mm (36")||CF38 70 mm O.D.||1225|
|1219 mm (48")||CF38 70 mm O.D.||1530|
|H||Manual Thimble||Manual actuation, fitted with a position lock.|
|HR||Manual Thimble with retracted switch||Manual actuation, fitted with a position lock and pre-wired retracted limit switches.|
|F||Flag||Pincer grip mechanism for a flag-style sample holder.|
|P||Puck||Pincer grip mechanism for a puck-style sample holder.|
Start Your Configuration
Choose the series, flange size, axial stroke, actuation option, and end-effector. Next, compose the order code as shown, below.