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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-c...
ThermoComp – The Complete Mechatronic Solution to Thermal Errors
Up to 90% of thermal-related errors in linear positioning stages can be eliminated
Easy-to-use, software-driven compensation
Eliminate both environmental and internal heating effects
Applicable for both linear motor and ball-screw linear stages
Six-degree-of-freedom positioning with linear travels to 60 mm, angular travels to 30°, and payloads up to 45 kg
Ultra-precision design with guaranteed positioning accuracy specifications
Minimum incremental motion to 20 nm in XYZ and 0.02 μrad in θxθyθz
Powerful controls and software wi...
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 rev...
- 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 optio...
High-Performance Galvo Scanner Control
Closed-loop, two-axis servo drive for Aerotech's AGV series scanners
Infinite Field of View (IFOV) seamlessly combines scanner and servo motion to expand the scanner working area
Full servo state control with "zero-tracking error" eliminates speed-related part distortion such as necking on...
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 μm x 120 μm
50 x 50 mm clear square aperture
Up to 98% improvement in positioning resolution
Up to 46% improvement in positioning repeatability
Up to 40% improvement in geometric error motions
Up to 33% improvement in positioning accuracy
Aerotech’s PRO series industrial linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages are now available in new sizes and with new fea...
Microscope-Objective Piezo Nanopositioner with
High-Dynamics and Resolution to 0.15 nm
Travels from 100 μm to 300 μm
High-stiffness and dynamics resulting in outstanding step-and-settle and scanning performance
Mounting flexibility with a variety of threaded adapters or mounting holes for custom mounting...
Precision Motion Control for Fiber Optics and Silicon Photonics features Aerotech's latest precision mechanics, state-of-the-art controls, customized motion subsystems, and intuitive software for fiber-optic alignment, bonding and laser welding, pick-and-place assembly, waveguide and fiber Bragg grating manufacture, and more. Products include the FiberMaxHP three-to-six...
High-Dynamic Linear Piezo Nanopositioning Stages
Aerotech’s QNPHD linear piezo nanopositioning stages provide the benefits of both a stage and actuator in one compact, high-stiffness package. With a direct-metrology, capacitive sensor feedback option, high resonant frequencies, and high load capacity, the QNPHD is ideal for a wide range of high-s...
Aerotech offers training to help you increase your understanding of our motion control products. Customers requiring technical training on any of our products should download the classroom Training Request form. Fill out all of the information and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can address any specific training requirements when the request for training is first made to ensu...
What's New in the Latest Version?
Read a summary of the new features for the latest releases of Aerotech software on the What's New? page of our blog.
Aerotech offers a range of software packages readily available for download. For licensed software and to access the complete software Release Notes you must have a valid software key. Free software, like Aerotech's Motor Siz...
Bring Your Machine to Life
Your design is unique. Shouldn’t your control system be, too? Aerotech’s control systems are tailored for your machine, to your specifications. Let our Control Systems Group experts bring global experience to your machine.
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- From 3-6 axes of precision motion
- Proven reliability for 24/7 manufacturing
- Noncontact, direct-drive for all axes enabling high-throughput alignment
- 2 nm linear and 0.05 μrad rotary minimum incremental motion
- Powerful controls with standard scanning algorithms and virtual pivot-p...
- Six-degree-of-freedom positioning with linear travels to 110 mm and angular travels to 40°
- Precision design with guaranteed positioning accuracy specifications
- Minimum incremental motion to 20 nm in XYZ and 0.02 μrad in θxθyθz
- Flexible configurations and customization
- Vacuum preparation available
Microscope Objective and Optics Positioning Piezo Stage with Nanometer Precision at High Speeds
100 μm closed-loop and 120 μm open-loop travels with custom travels available
High-stiffness and dynamics resulting in outstanding step-and-settle and scanning performance
Variety of threaded adapters for quick and easy attachment to...
Aerotech's CCS series rotary stages (patent pending) with integrated captured collet chucks provide automated material handling capability for a wide range of materials and applications.
Aerotech's ground-breaking motion, vision, PLC, robotics and I/O platform, the A3200 (or Automation 3200), is used in many applications in semiconductor, data storage, medical laser processing, automotive and machine tool industries. The system features a high-performance, software-only motion controller (Nmotion® SMC) that offers 32 axes of synchronized motion control.
Ensemble® Lab is designed for applications where ease of operation is desired without sacrificing overall system capability. The front-panel interface allows an operator to quickly execute simple operations such as jogging, homing, and moving to fixed positions.
Aerotech's PlanarDL-series stages offer excellent geometric and dynamic performance in a compact, low-profile package. A variety of travel and performance options make this stage ideal for applications ranging from surface profilometry to LED wafer scribing.
Family of Industrial PCs Preconfigured with Aerotech's A3200 Motion Controller
Intel i5 and i7 processors
Rack or panel-mount versions
DVI and HDMI video outputs
Optional EtherCAT™ or PROFINET interface
Real time, high-speed TCP stack ideal for smart cameras and Ethernet-based I/O
- Networkable with any Ensemble drive to control up to ten axes of piezo and/or servomotor stages
- Single or multi-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO) for real-time triggering of events
- Available with high-precision (to 20-bit) sensor resolution for capacitive sensor feedback
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The RCP-DELTA is available in four models that support payloads up to 3 kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1100/1300 mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw). Extensive use of carbon fiber and light-weight aluminum results in a robot that is capable of sustaining 200 pick-and-place operations per minute with peak acceleration on the order of 15g. With absolute...
The Ensemble QDe™ is a high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers. The QDe connects to any Ensemble controller network enabling coordinated motion between piezo stages and servo axes at much higher rates than other controller or drive products. This power and versatility make the Ensemble QDe ide...
Aerotech’s PlanarDLA integrated, open-frame stages have high dynamics and exceptional geometric performance in a low-profile package. These stages are essential for applications ranging from two-sided LED wafer processing where high-dynamics and micrometer-level straightness are required, to quasi-static optical metrology where high-accuracy and precise geometric perform...
Z-Axis Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications
Aerotech QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioning stages join Aerotech’s growing piezo stage family that includes the QNP-L linear and QNP-XY stages. The QNP-Z series provides the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics align...
The AMG-GR series of gear-driven motorized gimbals provide economical, high-accuracy elevation-over-azimuth positioning. These gimbals are built using the primary positioning elements of the robust and economical AGR-series rotary stage. The AMG-GR is available in a variety of standard travel ranges. Due to the flexibility of the design, customized travels are easily accommodated. A vari...
Aerotech has developed the PlanarHDX, the most advanced commercially available planar air-bearing platform for semiconductor manufacturing and advanced test and inspection. The PlanarHDX was designed using an FEA-optimized silicon carbide structure and optimized air-bearing compensation techniques to provide the highest possible dynamic performance while maintaining unparalleled geometri...
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...
The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on the AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view. With the extremely low thermal gain drift performance of the position transducers, complex, high-density laser machining applications will maintain consistent micron-level feature placement accuracy over the...
Aerotech’s QNP-L series linear piezo nanopositioning stages give nanometer-level performance in a compact, high-stiffness package. A variety of travel and feedback options make these stages ideal for applications ranging from microscopy to optics alignment.
High Quality in a Compact Package
The QNP-L linear piezo stages are guided by precision flexures optimized...
A compact, high-performance linear positioning stage, Aerotech’s MPS75SLE features exceptionally smooth travel combined with outstanding accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability to 25 nm. Ideal applications include optics positioning, z-axis positioning of sensors in surface metrology, and in general purpose high-precision alignment. Quick and straightforward m...
Aerotech’s PlanarSL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages offer exceptional performance in a cost-effective, low-profile package. Combining two axes of motion in a compact package, the PlanarSL is the perfect solution for applications ranging from surface metrology to general high-precision automation.Robust, High-Precision DesignThe...
Aerotech’s Npaq® 6U is a high-power drive rack that uses plug-in amplifiers supporting both linear and PWM topologies to control brushless, DC brush or stepper motors. PWM amps offer up to 320 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. Linear amplifiers provide up to 80 V and 20 A peak current for high power, low-noise applications.
Aerotech is a key supplier to major automation programs for end-users, system integrators and OEMs worldwide.
Aerotech’s MPS-SV series lift stages provide high-performance elevation motion in a compact, cost-effective design. These lift stages are engineered for applications ranging from laboratory research to high-reliability production processes and are offered in two sizes – the MPS50SV and MPS75SV.
Aerotech's WaferMax T rotary stage is an excellent choice for applications that require high performance in a low-height package. Originally designed for the demands of precision wafer inspection, the WaferMax T has been applied to a multitude of applications. A standard 25 mm aperture allows for easy pass-through of vacuum lines where limited rotation is required. If continuous rotation...
The ACT115DL is a high performance, cost-effective, linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ball screw or belt-drive without the costly, time-consuming maintenance required.
Aerotech’s Sensor FusionTM is a 3U data acquisition device integrated with our Automation 3200 (A3200) motion controller to provide precise time alignment of motion and data acquisition functions. Integrating the data acquisition into the motion control platform allows for a cost-effective data acquisition solution with quick and easy configuration and setup for shorter...
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are set to revolutionize multiple areas of technology and manufacturing. The dispensing of compounds and coatings requires a 3D motion system to move either the printing head or the substrate with up to six degrees of freedom. Overall system accuracy and throughput are vitally important to creating complex structures with a commercially viable proce...
Aerotech’s Nmark AGV-HP advanced galvanometers use innovative optical feedback technology to increase resolution to greater than 24 bits. Both the standard AGV and higher performance AGV-HP series scanners may be directly driven by Aerotech’s Nmark CLS galvo controller.
Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners Meet the Requirements of Your Most Demanding Positioning Applications
AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity, and long-term positioning performance over previous generations of worm-gear-drive stages. AGR series stages address a wide range of applications for general purpose positioning in laboratory and industrial uses.
- Enhanced speed and load capacity
CADFusion bridges the gap between part drawings and motion control. Users need only import a vector-based DXF drawing into this easy-to-use environment to see the resulting tool path graphically on CADFusion’s canvas.
Aerotech announces the addition of EtherCAT to the A3200 Integrated Automation platform that offers motion control, PLC, and I/O in a single, integrated environment. The EtherCAT interface provides users with the ability to seamlessly incorporate additional high- and low-power digital and analog I/O into a system.
Users import the EtherCAT I/O configuration file into the A3200 Mot...
MPS-GR Miniature, Gear-Drive Rotary Stages for Tight Spaces. Aerotech's MPS-GR series rotary stages provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low profile and economical package. Available in two sizes - the MPS50GR and MPS75GR - they are engineered for the confines and requirements of a laboratory or research and development setting.