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New IGM Systems from Aerotech Provide High Stiffness and Efficient Form Factor

New IGM Systems from Aerotech Provide High Stiffness and Efficient Form Factor

Aerotech's IGM systems are scalable designs that cater to an application's unique and specific needs. Fewer structural loop parts in the system ensure greater stiffness. Integration of machine components and granite makes the system compact. Since each axis is built directly into the main granite structure, the axis design parameters can be easily optimized. All systems are...

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Crossed-Roller Bearing Ball-Screw Linear Stages Offer Superior Precision and Flexibility
Controls & Controllers

Crossed-Roller Bearing Ball-Screw Linear Stages Offer Superior Precision and Flexibility

Travel lengths to 250 mm with anti-creep crossed-roller bearings Optional center-mounted linear encoder for direct position feedback Versatile features and options enable convenient integration into a larger machine or use as a stand-alone positioning axis Vacuum- and cleanroom-compatible versions available ThermoComp® option for reliable performance in changing environments Aerotech’s ATX...

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HEX RC Multi-Axis Robotic Controller
Controls & Controllers

HEX RC Multi-Axis Robotic Controller

4U high, rack-mount, six-axis controller for brush, brushless, and stepper motors Ideal for controlling six-axis robotic systems like hexapods Real-time A3200 distributed control architecture allows synchronized motion on up to 32 axes FireWire® or ASCII command interface via TCP/IP Program in native RS-274 G-code, AeroBasic command set, C, C++/CLI, .NET, MATLAB®, or LabVIEW® for the ultimate...

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ThermoComp™ Device diminishes the errors caused through internal heating.
Thermal & Heating Equipment

ThermoComp™ Device diminishes the errors caused through internal heating.

ThermoComp™ Mechatronic Device is used for both linear motor and ball-screw linear stages. Unit comes with integrated hardware, sensors and compensation algorithm and reduces stage inaccuracy caused due to thermal effects. Product can eliminate up to 90% of errors caused in linear positioning stages. The units are available on Aerotech PRO Series stages and are operated through Aerotech A3200...

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Precision Piezo Stage for Microscope Objective and Optics Positioning
Controls & Controllers

Precision Piezo Stage for Microscope Objective and Optics Positioning

400 μm closed-loop travel; 450 μm open-loop travel Outstanding step-and-settle and scanning performance Designed for use with larger, high numerical-aperture objectives 29 mm diameter clear aperture Aerotech’s QFOCUS® QF-50 piezo nanopositioning stage is designed for high-performance microscope objective and optics positioning. It offers 400 μm closed loop and 450 μm open loop travel, high...

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XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy
Controls & Controllers

XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy

Travels to 120 μm x 120 μm x 12 μm 40 x 40 mm square clear aperture Patent-pending parallel-kinematic design provides unmatched geometric performance Superior positioning resolution and linearity with direct-metrology capacitive sensor Aerotech’s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact...

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High-Speed, Direct-Drive Rotary Stage with Collet Chuck
Controls & Controllers

High-Speed, Direct-Drive Rotary Stage with Collet Chuck

Optimized system design for maximum acceleration High-speed operation (up to 3000 rpm) Integral captive pneumatic collet-chuck for minimal part motion during clamping Type-D collet accepts 0.1 mm to 2 mm O.D. tubing Clear aperture and guide system for product feed-through Direct-drive brushless motor with optional water cooling for performance stability Maintenance-free, frictionless rotary union...

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QNP2 Series XY Piezo Nanopositioning Stages with 50 mm x 50 mm Aperture
Controls & Controllers

QNP2 Series XY Piezo Nanopositioning Stages with 50 mm x 50 mm Aperture

Patent-pending design provides unmatched geometric performance Superior multi-axis accuracy via parallel-kinematic design Custom materials and vacuum versions Travels to 120 Â-µm x 120 µm 50 x 50 mm clear square aperture Aerotech’s QNP2 series XY, parallel-kinematic, piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a...

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Industrial Linear Stages increase performance via feature set.
Controls & Controllers

Industrial Linear Stages increase performance via feature set.

Available in cleanroom prepared and vacuum versions, PRO-LM linear motor stages and PRO-SL/SLE ball-screw linear stages employ recirculating linear guide bearing system andÂ- low-friction sealing solution for extended life in industrial applications. Design provides protection from debris, while ThermoComp™ embedded temperature compensation unit ensures accurate positioning in variable...

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Hexapod Positioner delivers sub-micrometer precision.
Controls & Controllers

Hexapod Positioner delivers sub-micrometer precision.

Offering linear travels to 110 mm and angular travels to 40°, HexGen™ HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servomotors directly coupled to actuator ball-screw. This configuration promotes drive stiffness andÂ- positioning accuracy as well as minimum incremental motion capacity (20 nm in XYZ and 0.2 µrad for θxθyθz). Able to be modified with user-specific...

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New IGM Systems from Aerotech Provide High Stiffness and Efficient Form Factor

New IGM Systems from Aerotech Provide High Stiffness and Efficient Form Factor

Aerotech's IGM systems are scalable designs that cater to an application's unique and specific needs. Fewer structural loop parts in the system ensure greater stiffness. Integration of machine components and granite makes the system compact. Since each axis is built directly into the main granite structure, the axis design parameters can be easily optimized. All systems are...

Read More »
Crossed-Roller Bearing Ball-Screw Linear Stages Offer Superior Precision and Flexibility
Controls & Controllers

Crossed-Roller Bearing Ball-Screw Linear Stages Offer Superior Precision and Flexibility

Travel lengths to 250 mm with anti-creep crossed-roller bearings Optional center-mounted linear encoder for direct position feedback Versatile features and options enable convenient integration into a larger machine or use as a stand-alone positioning axis Vacuum- and cleanroom-compatible versions available ThermoComp® option for reliable performance in changing environments Aerotech’s ATX...

Read More »
HEX RC Multi-Axis Robotic Controller
Controls & Controllers

HEX RC Multi-Axis Robotic Controller

4U high, rack-mount, six-axis controller for brush, brushless, and stepper motors Ideal for controlling six-axis robotic systems like hexapods Real-time A3200 distributed control architecture allows synchronized motion on up to 32 axes FireWire® or ASCII command interface via TCP/IP Program in native RS-274 G-code, AeroBasic command set, C, C++/CLI, .NET, MATLAB®, or LabVIEW® for the ultimate...

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Company News

Aerotech Expands our Capabilities with a Dedicated Building in Germany

On March 2, 2016 Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for our new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, Germany. Construction and relocation to the new building has been completed and the opening ceremony was held on May 18th, 2017. According to Norbert Ludwig, the Managing Director of Aerotech Germany, "We had approximately 40 participants from outside [Aerotech] plus 20 Aerotech Representatives...

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ThermoComp™ Device diminishes the errors caused through internal heating.
Thermal & Heating Equipment

ThermoComp™ Device diminishes the errors caused through internal heating.

ThermoComp™ Mechatronic Device is used for both linear motor and ball-screw linear stages. Unit comes with integrated hardware, sensors and compensation algorithm and reduces stage inaccuracy caused due to thermal effects. Product can eliminate up to 90% of errors caused in linear positioning stages. The units are available on Aerotech PRO Series stages and are operated through Aerotech A3200...

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Precision Piezo Stage for Microscope Objective and Optics Positioning
Controls & Controllers

Precision Piezo Stage for Microscope Objective and Optics Positioning

400 μm closed-loop travel; 450 μm open-loop travel Outstanding step-and-settle and scanning performance Designed for use with larger, high numerical-aperture objectives 29 mm diameter clear aperture Aerotech’s QFOCUS® QF-50 piezo nanopositioning stage is designed for high-performance microscope objective and optics positioning. It offers 400 μm closed loop and 450 μm open loop travel, high...

Read More »
XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy
Controls & Controllers

XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy

Travels to 120 μm x 120 μm x 12 μm 40 x 40 mm square clear aperture Patent-pending parallel-kinematic design provides unmatched geometric performance Superior positioning resolution and linearity with direct-metrology capacitive sensor Aerotech’s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact...

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Company News

Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions Brochure

Aerotech's new Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions brochure presents our latest machine automation products. Contents of the brochure include descriptions and specifications of all Aerotech controls and software, setup and configuration, advanced diagnostic and tuning capabilities, the integrated development environment, operator interface, software architecture, a review of all...

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High-Speed, Direct-Drive Rotary Stage with Collet Chuck
Controls & Controllers

High-Speed, Direct-Drive Rotary Stage with Collet Chuck

Optimized system design for maximum acceleration High-speed operation (up to 3000 rpm) Integral captive pneumatic collet-chuck for minimal part motion during clamping Type-D collet accepts 0.1 mm to 2 mm O.D. tubing Clear aperture and guide system for product feed-through Direct-drive brushless motor with optional water cooling for performance stability Maintenance-free, frictionless rotary union...

Read More »
QNP2 Series XY Piezo Nanopositioning Stages with 50 mm x 50 mm Aperture
Controls & Controllers

QNP2 Series XY Piezo Nanopositioning Stages with 50 mm x 50 mm Aperture

Patent-pending design provides unmatched geometric performance Superior multi-axis accuracy via parallel-kinematic design Custom materials and vacuum versions Travels to 120 Â-µm x 120 µm 50 x 50 mm clear square aperture Aerotech’s QNP2 series XY, parallel-kinematic, piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a...

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