FiberMaxHP is a second-generation 3 to 6 axis photonics alignment platform, built on the ANT nanopositioning product line. The noncontact direct-drive technology can operate in an automated production environment.
It is capable of 2 nm linear and 0.05 µrad rotary minimum incremental motion, with speeds to 400 mm/s, to align photonics packages.
Aerotech controllers work with a variety of smart cameras and machine vision systems to help facilitate first light. Servo scanning algorithms optimize power coupled through the devices. Standard scanning routines include fast align, hill climb, spiral, and raster searches in up to six axes of motion.
Kinematics enable a virtual pivot point where rotation can occur at any user-defined point in space rather than the physical rotation point of the system’s axes. This feature assists the speed and accuracy of active alignment.
The 3 to 6 axes of direct-drive alignment let users specify the exact number of axes needed for an application. Since many applications require manual adjustment of fixtures and parts for a one-time initial alignment, the FiberMaxHP comes with 1 to 3 axes of manual angular alignment with ±2° of motion. These manual adjustment axes mount directly to the direct-drive platform.
The FiberMaxHP is a modular design and can be customized with special arrangement of axes, fixturing, and mounting patterns to meet specific application needs.
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