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Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes
(Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes)

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Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes (Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes), Fork Width 400 mm

These three-axis, Azimuth, Elevation, Roll, Gimbal Mounts are ideal for mounting: Cameras, antennas, projectors, lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning optics, and other applications.
 
Each axis of the gimbal mount features: Low backlash worm gear drives and precision "V" groove and cross roller bearings for very high repeatability and positional accuracy. Available with either stepper motors (AU400-01 pictured) or with three-phase brushless servo motors with Quadrature Optical Encoders (AU400-02) for greater resolution, accuracy, and repeatability as well as higher travel speeds. 
 
Each  AU400 Series Azimuth and Elevation Three-axis Gimbal Mount handles loads to 10kg (22 lb), and  the base plate has four handles and accessible predrilled mounting holes for easy integration into new or existing applications. The travel speeds of each axis are 12 degrees per second with stepper motors and  45 degrees per second with servo motors. Electrical wiring is enclosed for protection and connections are made using 9 pin DB-9 connectors.

The knobs of the stepper motors may be replaced with optical encoders for position verification.

An Elevation and Roll Axes version of this gimbal is available.

The AU400 Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mounts require a
Motion Controller that can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system with  joystick, trackball, and keypad.

Video Description

Specifications
Type

AU400-AER-01

Structure Description

Range of Travel

360 Continuous on All Axes

Table Size Diameter: 3.937 in (100 mm)
Gear Ratio 180:1
Actuator Type Worm and Worm Gear
Travel Guide

Precision V-groove & Crossed Roller

Azimuth Motor

   
Typical Phase Current 2 Amp
DB-9 Male Connector

Pin Assignment and Description

1

+5 VDC

2

Channel-A of Encoder (Optional)

3

Channel-B of Encoder (Optional)

4

Common

5

HOME Switch, Open Collector, Normally Open, Needs 1K Pull up Resistor

6 Stepper Motor Phase A+
7 Stepper Motor Phase A-
8 Stepper Motor Phase B+
9 Stepper Motor Phase B-
Elevation Motor

Typical Phase Current 2 Amp
   
DB-9 Male Connector

Pin Assignment and Description

1

+5 VDC

2

Channel-A of Encoder (Optional)

3

Channel-B of Encoder (Optional)

4

Common

5

HOME Switch, Open Collector, Normally Open, Needs 1K Pull up Resistor

6 Stepper Motor Phase A+
7 Stepper Motor Phase A-
8 Stepper Motor Phase B+
9 Stepper Motor Phase B-
Roll Motor

Typical Phase Current 1 Amp
DB-9 Male Connector

Pin Assignment and Description

1

+5 VDC

2

Channel-A of Encoder (Optional)

3

Channel-B of Encoder (Optional)

4

Common

5

HOME Switch, Open Collector, Normally Open, Needs 1K Pull up Resistor

6 Stepper Motor Phase A+
7 Stepper Motor Phase A-
8 Stepper Motor Phase B+
9 Stepper Motor Phase B-
   
Base Material Aluminum Alloy
Surface Treatment Black Anodized
Load Capacity 6 kg (14 lb)
Weight with the Optional Bottom Plate 24 kg (52.5 lb)
Weight of the Bottom Plate 2.9 kg (6.3 lb)
Resolution 0.001 = 3.6 arcsec (10 Micro-steps per Step Motor Driver in use)
Maximum Speed of the Azimuth axis with Stepper Motor 8 /sec
Maximum Speeds of the Elevation and Roll Axes with Stepper Motors 12 /sec

Typical Accuracy

Accuracy 0.05 = 180 arcsec
Repeatability +/- 0.01 = +/- 36 arcsec
Type

AU400-AER-02

Structure Description

Range of Travel

360 Continuous on Azimuth and Roll Axes

Table Size Diameter: 3.937 in (100 mm) 
Gear Ratio 180:1
Actuator Type Worm and Worm Gear
Travel Guide

Precision V-groove & Crossed Roller

Azimuth Axis

 

DB-9 Male Connector
1 +5 VDC Input
2 Not Used
3 Not Used
4 COMMON, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
5 Home Switch for rotary stages
Open Collector or Normally Open
Needs Pull up Resistor (Typically 1000 Ohms)
6 BLDC Motor PHASE A
7 BLDC Motor PHASE B
8 BLDC Motor PHASE C
9 Not Used
DB-9 Female Connector
1 +5 VDC Input for HALL Sensors
2 HALL-A Output
3 HALL-B Output
4 HALL-C Output
5 COMMON for HALL Sensors, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
6 +5 VDC Input for Encoder
7 Encoder-A Output
8 Encoder-B Output
9 COMMON for Encoder, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)

 

Elevation Axis
DB-9 Male Connector
1 +5 VDC Input
2 Not Used
3 Not Used
4 COMMON, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
5 Home Switch for rotary stages
Open Collector or Normally Open
Needs Pull up Resistor (Typically 1000 Ohms)
6 BLDC Motor PHASE A
7 BLDC Motor PHASE B
8 BLDC Motor PHASE C
9 Not Used
DB-9 Female Connector
1 +5 VDC Input for HALL Sensors
2 HALL-A Output
3 HALL-B Output
4 HALL-C Output
5 COMMON for HALL Sensors, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
6 +5 VDC Input for Encoder
7 Encoder-A Output
8 Encoder-B Output
9 COMMON for Encoder, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)

 

Roll Axis
DB-9 Male Connector
1 +5 VDC Input
2 Not Used
3 Not Used
4 COMMON, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
5 Home Switch for rotary stages
Open Collector or Normally Open
Needs Pull up Resistor (Typically 1000 Ohms)
6 BLDC Motor PHASE A
7 BLDC Motor PHASE B
8 BLDC Motor PHASE C
9 Not Used
DB-9 Female Connector
1 +5 VDC Input for HALL Sensors
2 HALL-A Output
3 HALL-B Output
4 HALL-C Output
5 COMMON for HALL Sensors, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)
6 +5 VDC Input for Encoder
7 Encoder-A Output
8 Encoder-B Output
9 COMMON for Encoder, (+5 VDC RETURN, GROUND)

 

Base Material Aluminum Alloy
Surface Treatment Black Anodized
Load Capacity 10 kg (22 lb)
Weight  
Resolution 0.001 = 3.6 arcsec (500 Lines per Revolution Encoder in use)
Maximum Speeds with Servo Motors 45 /sec
Typical Accuracy 0.05 = 180 arcsec
Typical Repeatability +/- 0.01 = +/- 36 arcsec

Stepper Motor Driven Mechanical Drawing

Top Plate Mechanical Drawing

 Ordering Information

Part No. Description Amount
AU400-AER-01 Stepper Motor Driven Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes (Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes), Fork Width 400 mm Click to Get a Quote
AU400-AER-02 Three Phase Brushless Servo Motor with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoder Driven Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes (Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes), Fork Width 400 mm Click to Get a Quote
AU400-AER-03 DC Servo Motor with Quadrature Incremental Optical Encoder Driven Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes (Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes), Fork Width 400 mm Click to Get a Quote
AU400-AER-04 Stepper Motor Driven Three-axis Gimbal Mount, Azimuth, Elevation and Roll Axes (Yaw, Pitch and Roll Axes) with 500 Cycles per Revolution Quadrature Optical Encoders Mounted at the back of the Stepper Motors, Fork Width 400 mm Click to Get a Quote

 

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