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.
Available in standard stroke lengths from 304mm to 1219mm with motorization options. The EPP is bakeable to 250°C without removing any components.
Independent linear & rotary motion with unique sample gripping system
End-effectors for flag & puck systems
Unrivalled axial coupling strength
10x thrust and 4x torque compared to conventional devices
Exceptional axial stiffness
Zero backlash under low load
The Triple Axis PowerProbe (TAPP) 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.
Triple Axis Power Probe (TAPP35)
Mounting Flange Size
DN40 (2.75" OD) CF Flange
Break-away Linear Force
180 N (40.5 lbf)
Rotary coupling break-away torqueÂ
4 Nm (2.95 lbf ft)
Available Stroke Range
304mm (12") to 1219mm (48") as 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)
250°C (motor removed)
Atm to 5 x 10-11 mbar
Thumbscrew (manual only)
Retracted Switch Option
Manually actuated drives may be purchased with an added "retracted micro-switch" to digitally indicate when the unit is in the fully retracted position. When used in conjunction with a PLC or other type relay, this can aid in ensuring a gatevalve is not accidentally closed when the probe is in the inserted position.
Start Your Configuration
Choose the series, flange size, axial stroke, actuation option, and end-effector. Next, compose the order code as shown, below.