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5 Ways Aerotech Piezo Nanopositioners Can Improve Your Precision Motion

Aerotech has designed and developed an extensive line of piezo nanopositioners over the past several years to include X, XY, and Z-axis models, as well as a full suite of perfectly matched controls and drives – and software that is easy to use with many advanced features. Our foray into the world of piezo nanopositioners included an examination … Continue reading 5 Ways Aerotech Piezo Nanopositioners Can Improve Your Precision Motion

Aerotech China at CIOE 2015

On August 31st through September 3rd, Aerotech China attended CIOE 2015, the 17th China International Optoelectronic Exposition. The exposition is held annually and showcases the latest products in the electronic components and supplies industry. This year, Aerotech demonstrated many of our newest products including: The PlanarDL XY mechanical bearing, linear motor stage with unparalleled planar … Continue reading Aerotech China at CIOE 2015

QNP-XY Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications

Aerotech QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment. With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007%, and repeatability to 2 nm, nanometer-level precision is assured. With the highest dynamics (resonant frequency and stiffness) of any other comparable stage … Continue reading QNP-XY Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications

Theory and Application of Piezoelectrics in Positioning

In 1880, Pierre and Jacques Curie discovered that when mechanical stress was applied to a crystal, faint electric charges developed on the surface of that crystal. As the prefix “piezo” comes from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press, the term “direct piezoelectric effect” was coined to describe the electrical charge that is … Continue reading Theory and Application of Piezoelectrics in Positioning

Q-Series Piezo Nanopositioning Line Now Available

Introducing Aerotech’s Q Series QNP Piezo Nanopositioners and QLAB Piezo Controller Nanometer-level performance. Powerful, easy-to-use controls. Aerotech’s QNP piezo nanopositioning stages and QLAB piezo controller make positioning to nanometers incredibly easy. The QLAB controller delivers high-end functionality and advanced tools through an easy-to-use, modern interface. Our QNP stages offer high-dynamics, sub-nanometer resolution and nanometer-level linearity for higher throughput processes without sacrificing … Continue reading Q-Series Piezo Nanopositioning Line Now Available

Two Demonstrations at Laser World of Photonics India 2013

We cordially invite you to visit our display in Booth A-22 at Laser World of Photonics India held from November 12 – 14, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC). Demonstration 1 Cylindrical Laser Machining Platform Aerotech will demonstrate the LaserTurn® 1 cylindrical laser machining platform. The LaserTurn 1 system supports material from 0.1 mm … Continue reading Two Demonstrations at Laser World of Photonics India 2013

Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners

Achieve the highest level of performance for high-precision positioning in applications including disk-drive fabrication, fiber alignment, optical delay element actuation, sensor testing and scanning processes that demand smooth and precise vertical motion. The ANT95-L-Z and ANT130-L-Z crossed-roller, direct-drive Z-axis nanopositioning stages are the latest additions to our best-in-class ANT line of nanopositioners. As our customers have come to expect, these … Continue reading Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners

High-Accuracy Angular Alignment: Goniometers

Aerotech’s goniometers represent a significant breakthrough in the high-accuracy angular alignment of components. Our direct-drive goniometric nanopositioners are designated the ANT-20G series. This goniometer series offers 0.05 arc-second resolution, 0.03 arc-second in-position stability and ±6 arc-second accuracy. Travel is up to 20° with a maximum speed of 150° per second. They are designed to be equally at home … Continue reading High-Accuracy Angular Alignment: Goniometers

SME NanoManufacturing Conference

Join Aerotech in booth #B110 at the 2012 NanoManufacturing Conference & Exhibit, March 28-29, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. We will be exhibiting our ANT series nanopositioning stages and MPS line of miniature linear and rotary stages. The ANT series nanopositioning stages include single- and dual-axis linear nanopositioners with 1 nm … Continue reading SME NanoManufacturing Conference