Patent Number: 6,292,998

Title: Method and apparatus for processing workpieces and assembling and disassembling of structural units

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing mechanical operations on a workpiece secured on a first member for movement relative to a second member in at least one of three orthogonal directions at a precision in the .mu.m range. Selectively energizable magnets are provided between the first and second members cause the first member to assume a floating state relative to the second member and to provide such movement. The second member is provided with a chamber for receiving the first member and is with openings for the controlled flow of pressurized fluid to augment the action of the magnets.

Inventors: Wiemers; Karl-Heinz (Ebendorf, DE)

Assignee: w.i.t.--Wiemers innovative Technik GmbH.

International Classification: B23Q 1/52 (20060101); B23Q 1/38 (20060101); B23Q 1/26 (20060101); B23Q 7/02 (20060101); B23Q 5/28 (20060101); B23Q 5/22 (20060101); B23Q 1/25 (20060101); B23Q 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018