Flexible, Fast Gantry Platform for Large-Area Photonic Test & Assembly. • Photonic test• Component sorting & Validation• Device Stacking & Assembly• PCB Test• Flexible Probing• Industrial class• High MTBF• High speed, lowest per-part cost• Open Architecture• Intelligent algorithms• Automated scanning• Find & profile components• Automated tracking• Modularity• Compactness• Vibrationless• High resolution• Scalable
Automation of alignment in photonics device test, production and assembly is crucial for boosting throughput. Faster multi-axis photonics and fiber alignment stages and improved algorithms are the base for any automated production line. Scott Jordan, Physik Instrumente''s Head of Photonics, explains how PI''s motion systems enable simultaneous active alignment of several optical components achieving 99% reduction in alignment times.
A quick overview of precision motion and automation solutions for laser machining, metrology, 3D printing and active alignment
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The novel method discussed here, allows the generation of highly synchronous A/B quad signals even for motion platforms that do not have inherent digital feedback encoders.
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Unlock the Next Level of Surface Shaping. With Smart Piezo Actuator and Drive Technologies. Flexible in Actuator Design Through the combination of active, semi-active or hybrid piezo actuator technologies with different designs, specific requirements in terms of strokes, forces, or resolutions can be met. Flexible in Operation The combination of dynamic, quasi-static, and mixed operation makes the generation of different amplitudes with minimized position noise possible. Flexible in Shape Variable arrangements of actuators or actuator arrays will enable different types of deformations with highest resolution. Smart wiring, drive, and sensor concepts can simplify the hardware environment. Flexible in Feature Size Utilizing piezo ceramic material with a structured composition will enable highest operational flexibility and shaping of the smallest features.
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Compact air bearing stages provide superior dynamics in multi-axis automated optics and photonics alignment applications. More reasons for using Air bearings in photonics alignment :
- High Precision: Air bearings use a thin layer of pressurized air to create a nearly frictionless surface between the bearing and the stage, leading to smooth and precise motion. This is crucial in photonics alignment where sub-micron precision is often required.
- No Mechanical Wear: Because there is no direct contact between surfaces, there is no mechanical wear or need for lubrication. This helps maintain the high precision over time and reduces the need for maintenance.
- Stability: Air bearings provide excellent stability, which is important for the exacting demands of photonics alignment. They can resist external forces and vibrations, maintaining the alignment accuracy.
- High Speed and Acceleration:
- Clean Operation:
photonics industry will have to scale by 3 orders of magnitude to keep up with
demand in the near future. Silicon photonics is the most scalable efficient,
capable and green approach to sustainably keeping pace with data requirements.
Advanced motion control algorithms and mechanisms are crucial in reducing test
and production cycle times. More: https://www.pi-usa.u
Using optical sensors and gantry motion system in 3D surface profiling. 3D surface profiling is a technique used to measure and analyze the surface features of an object in three dimensions. This method involves scanning the object''s surface and collecting data to create a 3D map or model.
3D surface profiling is essential due to several key reasons:
- Detailed Surface Analysis: It provides comprehensive, detailed analysis of an object''s surface characteristics including texture, roughness, and shape. This allows for deeper insights into the material''s behavior and quality.
- Improved Quality Control: It ensures that manufactured products meet the required quality standards. Any irregularities or deviations in surface structure can be quickly identified, allowing for adjustments to the manufacturing process if needed.
- Better Product Performance:
- Informed Decision Making:
- Enhanced Research Opportunities:
Combining piezo stages and linear motors can significantly improve micro-hole laser drilling performance. Here we are looking at high-density 30µm micro-holes in glass.
Laser drilling is widely used in various industries due to its numerous benefits:
- Precision and Accuracy: Laser drilling allows for highly precise and accurate drilling of holes, even on a microscopic scale. This is particularly beneficial in industries such as electronics and medical device manufacturing, where precision is crucial.
- Non-Contact Process: As a non-contact process, laser drilling reduces the risk of causing physical damage or deformation to the material being drilled.
- Versatility: Lasers can drill a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, plastics, and even some composite materials. They can also drill holes of varying sizes and shapes, providing a high degree of flexibility.
- Speed and Efficiency:
- Minimal Heat Affected Zone (HAZ):
- Clean and Environmentally Friendly:
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Key Takeaways from the Air Bearing Webinar
- Fundamentals: Explore the core principles of air bearings.
- Comparative Assessment: Assess how air bearings compare to conventional motion systems, weighing the advantages and drawbacks while considering factors like geometry, speed, load, and environmental suitability.
- Application Highlights: Uncover real-world scenarios where air bearing motion systems excel, from cutting-edge micro-LED and semiconductor manufacturing to tomography systems and high-speed photonics alignment automation.
- Future Directions: Gain knowledge about upcoming trends and innovations within the realm of air bearing technology and related technologies.