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Speed Up Industrial Camera Manufacturing With Active Alignment
Learn about the process of active optical alignment with a close look at an evolving sensor positioning system that can help increase production volumes and maintain product consistency.  Continue Reading..
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How To Improve Active Photonics Alignment Performance
Explore how FMPA technology is revolutionizing the photonics industry by streamlining the alignment process, reducing time and cost, and meeting the growing demands for high-volume, mass production.  Continue Reading..
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How Piezo-Based Motion Can Improve The Performance Of Laser Drilling Systems
The use of ultra-short laser technology is increasingly favored for creating small holes in various materials. Explore different laser drilling system implementations and their pros and cons.  Continue Reading..
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Piezo Components For Liquid Handling
Explore the versatile use of piezoelectric microfluidic devices in precise liquid handling for diverse applications including genomics, diagnostics, cytometry, and lab automation.  Continue Reading..
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How to Use Hexapod 6-DOF Motion And Positioning Systems
Discover the versatile uses of hexapod positioning systems (Stewart Platforms) for multi-axis positioning, motion simulation, and 6 degrees of freedom with adjustable pivot point.  Continue Reading..
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Laser Seam Welding Of Electronic Packages Using Galvo Scanners
In laser seam welding, agalvo scanner helps expand the laser source’s effective fine spot size to the seam width, lays a complex welding pattern over the motion path to create high-quality welds, increases throughput, and takes advantage of higher power laser sources.  Continue Reading..
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Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) - Design, Performance, And Tuning Of Piezo-Based Mechanisms
In free space optical communication (FSO), large amounts of data are “beamed” between two points – on earth, on aircraft or between satellites in space. Fast steering mirrors (FSM) are one means to compensate for disturbances that could keep the laser beam from hitting its target receiver precisely.   Continue Reading..

POSITIONING EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

The H-811.I2 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod is a fast, compact, and highly precise positioning system, ideal for industrial and research applications such as micromanufacturing and medical technology.

The F-143 is a unique photonics alignment system consisting of a multi-axis, frictionless air bearing stage and an ACS / EtherCat-based high-performance motion controller with embedded first light search and alignment algorithms. 

The direct-drive rotation stages of the V-62x series are designed for precision, high stiffness, a long lifetime, and ease of use, and can be mounted in any orientation.

The F-716 is a high-precision, high performance air bearing motion system with six degrees of freedom ideal for Fast Multi- Channel Photonics Alignment (FMPA) involving fiber arrays, silicon photonics circuits, and wafer level short range metrology applications.

Hexapods, 6-axis positioning stages, are based on parallel kinematics, and often referred to as Stewart Platforms. A hexapod positioning system is based on a 6-axis actuator system arranged in parallel between a top and bottom platform.

The stages in the PIglide are equipped with a servo drive linear motor with preloaded air bearings and integrated linear encoder. The combination of these noncontact components results in a frictionless motion platform that offers the highest performance, quality, and lifetime.

The V-62x stages offer superior performance regarding travel accuracy, flatness, and wobble. The direct-drive rotation stages of the V-62x series are designed for precision, high stiffness, a long lifetime, and ease of use.

Precision-class XY stages are suitable for applications that require fast precision positioning. When switched off, the drive holds the stage stable, reducing energy consumption and heat generation.

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