Category Archives: Positioning Controller

Innovative Automation – High Precision Linear Focus Actuator, the LFA-2014 from Equipment Solutions Features 200 Nanometer Positioning Repeatability!

Innovative Automation – Linear Focus Actuator

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Forestville, CA, – — Innovative Automation – LFA-2014 Linear Focus Actuator has a 20 millimeter clear aperture, 14 millimeters of linear motion, 200 nanometer positioning repeatability, non-contact electro-optic analog position sensor, fully integrated SCA814 Servo Amplifier, integrated heat sink, motor coil temperature sensor, and integrated stage motion brake.

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions features 200 Nanometer position Repeatability!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator features 200 Nanometer repeatability!

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Forestville, CA, – — Motion Control – This Custom LFA-2003 Linear Focus Actuator Features: 20 millimeter clear aperture, 3 millimeters linear motion, 200 nanometer position repeatability, Flexture guidance system, ‘C’ mount lens adapter, integrated coil temperature sensor, direct SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier compatibility, 74mm x 61mm, 690 grams.

Motion Control – NEW! A Series of 600 mm to 1000 mm High Precision Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages Available from OES!

Motion Control – Long Travel Linear Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – A series of long travel, low cost, low profile, motorized, profile rail positioning stages are now available from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES). The AQ140 Series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 600 mm, 700 mm, 800 mm, 900 mm, and 1000 mm. These high precision stages can be ordered with a Two-Phase Stepper Motor (pictured) which feature resolutions of 2 micron and 1.25 micron (achieved with a 10 or 20 micro-steps per step stepper motor driver), and up to 80 mm per sec of travel.

Motion Control – Features of 600 MM Vertical Lift Stage Include: Stability, High Loading, Low Cost, and 5 Micron Repeatability!

Motion Control – 600 MM Vertical Lift Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – The new AT20-600 series of Motorized Vertical Lift Stages from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a vertical lift of 600 mm.  The AT20-600-01 (pictured) is driven by a Two-Phase Stepper Motor features a repeatability of 5 microns, positional accuracy of 20 microns and has a knob on the motor for manual adjustment. The AT20-600-02 is driven by a Brushless DC Servo Motor with a Quadrature Incremental Encoder and the AT20-600-03 is driven by a DC Servo Motor with a Quadrature Incremental Encoder.  Each of the Servo Motor options, the -02 and -03 versions, offer higher travel speeds, increased positional accuracy, and repeatability.  The AT20-600-04 is driven by a Two-Phase Stepper Motor with a Quadrature Incremental Encoder mounted on the motor for position verification.

Motion Control Components – Linear Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!

Motion Control Components  – Sub-micron Positioning Linear Stage!
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Forestville, CA – Motion Control Components – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

OES – All New! High Precision, Three-axis Gimbal Mounts with Four Motor Options Offer Greater Flexibility and Stability!

OES – NEW! Three-axis Gimbal Mounts!
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Van Nuys, CA – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) has released four all new Three-axis Azimuth, Angular Elevation, and Roll Gimbal Mounts. These new high precision and high stability AU270-AER Gimbal Mounts locate the surface of the Roll Stage 115 mm below the center line of rotation allowing for the positioning of: Cameras, optics, lasers and instrumentation for scanning, tracking, positioning, pointing, and other applications on their respective centerlines.

Motion Control – High Force Linear Servo Motor is just 2.25 Inches Long at Mid-Stroke!

Motion Control – High Force Linear Servo Motor!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – A high force Linear DC Servo Motor from Moticont has been added to their expanding line of voice coil or moving coil motors. The LVCM-095-038-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor is a true servo motor featuring zero cogging, high accuracy, and high repeatability when operated in a closed positioning loop. Clean non-commutated, zero cogging, zero backlash voice coil motors (also referred to as linear actuators) are, efficient, brushless high speed linear servo motors.

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This LVCM-095-038-01 Linear Servo is 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) in diameter and has a continuous force of 23.1 lb. (102.7 N) and a peak force of 73.1 lb. (324.4 N) at a 10% duty cycle.

Motion Control – Maxon partners with MassRobotics to Support the Advancements of Drive Technology in Robotics

Motion Control – Maxon Partners with MassRobotics

Maxon is teaming up with MassRobotics and other companies, organizations, and leading research centers  to create new innovations across a wide range of applications.

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control – MassRobotics and maxon announce a partnership to support the robotics innovation ecosystem through collaboration and exploration of motion control technologies around automation and manufacturing-related applications. With maxon’s extensive expertise and knowledge of electric drives, this partnership will support and advance the latest innovations and technologies in motion control with automation-focused companies in the robotics sector.

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Based in the Boston area, MassRobotics is the first and largest independent nonprofit robotics startup escalator in the world whose mission is to grow and support robotics innovators and entrepreneurs.

Motion Control – New LDL Programmable Linear Actuator from SMAC

Motion Control – A Great Place to Work!

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Motion Control – Vaughan, Ontario, Canada – The New LDL Programmable Electric Linear Actuator from SMAC has been designed as a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics.  A common trend in industrial automation is that users are looking for electric alternatives to their pneumatic components for a number of reasons: increased control, improved cycle life, and reduced operating cost.

The LDL series actuator features several innovative cost reduction elements that result in a list price starting at $300 US/ea. 

Motion Control – High Force Linear Servo Motor is just 2.25 Inches Long at Mid-Stroke!

Motion Control – High Force Linear Servo Motor!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – A high force Linear DC Servo Motor from Moticont has been added to their expanding line of voice coil or moving coil motors. The LVCM-095-038-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor is a true servo motor featuring zero cogging, high accuracy, and high repeatability when operated in a closed positioning loop. Clean non-commutated, zero cogging, zero backlash voice coil motors (also referred to as linear actuators) are, efficient, brushless high speed linear servo motors.

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This LVCM-095-038-01 Linear Servo is 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) in diameter and has a continuous force of 23.1 lb. (102.7 N) and a peak force of 73.1 lb. (324.4 N) at a 10% duty cycle.

Motion Control – Four Axes XYZ-Goniometer Stages with Four Motor Options Features Positional Accuracy to 10 Microns!

Motion Control – XYZ-Goniometer Positioning Stages

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc.) is unveiling their new XYZ-Goniometer Series of Four-axes Stages.  Any of the three Goniometers Stages with +/- 10 degrees, +/- 15 degrees or +/- 45 degrees of travel can be integrated with X, Y, and Z axis stages with 15 mm, 30 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm, or larger than 100 mm of linear travel linear in any combination of X, Y, and Z axes.  These stages are the ideal choices for: Crystallography, metrology, light measurement, mirror positioning, laser scanning, drilling and machining, reverse engineering, inspection, assembly, measurements, tracking, and inspection and optical bench applications.

Motion Control – Application – Mini Pan/Tilt for HD Cameras

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With digital television fast approaching, camera manufacturers are flooding the market with new, lightweight units, but few companies are providing the professional equipment that goes with the upcoming change.

“We searched across all known small motor manufacturers, but only Maxon Precision Motor was able to provide a motor that met our requirements,”
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control  Application – Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment was built to hold analog video cameras, which could weigh as much as 50 kg and up. With February 2009 approaching, the final day of transition for digital TV, the leading HD camera manufacturers, Sony and Panasonic, have flooded the US market with new lightweight HD digital cameras, such as HDR-FX1 and AGHVX200, respectively. These new, HD cameras weigh less than 4.5 kg, and that weight continues to drop as the use of flash memory storage devices continue to rise.

Motion Control – 1, 2, 3 and 4 Axes of Motion Controllers for Servos and Steppers are Low Cost and Plug-and-Play!

Motion Control – Motion Controllers for Servos and Steppers!


Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Need a quick and easy solution to install a single or multi-axis Plug-and-Play motion controller? The answer: The MCC Series of stepper and servo motor controllers from OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) which are designed to control from one to four axes of motion for users without prior motion control experience. These MCC controllers integrate a motion control card and operator interface in one package. Having a user-friendly interface, they allow the user to operate the motion controller, without the need for a PC, PLC, host controller, or programming.

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The modes of operations are: Set Acceleration, Set Velocity, Set Position, Absolute Move, Relative Move, Find Home, Reset Position Counter, Go to Position Zero, Joystick Operation and Stop All Motors. The MCC Controllers feature a 4-Line LCD, 32-button keypad, STEP and DIRECTION outputs for each axis.

Motion Control – Ultra-High Precision, Compact, Low Cost, Optical Positioning System Features Zero Translation from Equipment Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator
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Sunnyvale, CA, — Motion Control – Optical Positioning System – Developed for precision optical positioning applications the LFA-1210 Linear Focus Actuator features a patented zero-translation tangential flexure for high speed travel. The clear aperture, 10 mm (0.394 in.) stroke length and standard 12 mm optics mount (or an optional DIN mount for use on microscopes) make this linear focus actuator ideal for: Optical focusing, scanning, interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, biotechnology, and semiconductor test equipment.

Motion Control – NEW! Elevator Stages from OES Feature 0.03 micron Resolution!

Motion Control – 0.03 micron Resolution Elevator Stage!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Two new motorized elevator stages, the DAG20-120-01 and the DAG20-120-04 have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES).  These high resolution, compact, low profile elevator stages feature high stability 120 mm x 120 mm tables and 20 mm of vertical travel.  High precision ball bearing profile rails assure very high parallelism and smooth motion throughout the raising and lowering of the table.  These Z-Axis Stages are ideal for: Microscopy, inspection, metrology, positioning, photonics, sampling, and laser drilling and machining.

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions Features 200 Nano Meters Repeatability!

Motion Control – Miniature Linear Focus Actuator

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Forestville, CA, – — Motion Control – This LFA-0604 Linear Focus Actuator: Flexure guidance system, 6 millimeter clear aperture, 4 millimeters of linear motion, 90 G’s acceleration (no load), 200 nanometers positioning repeatability, non-contact electro-optic position sensor, direct SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier compatibility, 38mm x 24mm, 80 grams

Motion Control – Open Aperture XY Stages from OES Feature: High Resolution and High Repeatability!

Motion Control – Open Aperture XY Stages!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Two new high resolution, high repeatability XY stages have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES). The AU200-15×15-01 Motorized Stage (pictured) and the AU200-15×15-04 Motorized Stage are powered by Two-Phase Stepper Motors and have high 0.25 micron resolution and high 1.5 micron repeatability.

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The AU200-15×15-04 stage includes Quadrature encoders for position verification. Both stages have a large 3.54 in. x 3.54 in. (90 mm x 90 mm) platform with large open aperture and feature standard 1 mm-per-turn ground lead screws, and precision V-grove and Cross Roller guides.

Motion Control – High Precision XYR Alignment Stage Has Better Than +/- 3 Micron Accuracy!

Motion Control – Alignment Stage!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control -Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) has introduced the XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage offering +/- 3 micron accuracy for industrial, medical, semiconductor, production, research, and laboratory applications.  The XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage features +/- 15 mm of travel in the X and Y axes and +/- 5 degrees of rotation (theta). It moves in XY-plane and rotates around the center of the XY-plane.

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The XYR-300-400 Alignment Stage feature linear resolutions of the X and Y axis of 1 micron resolution with a 10 micro-steps per step motor driver and static parallelism of less than 0.05 mm.

Motion Control – VCDS-051-031-01 Is a High Precision Linear Voice Coil Stages from Moticont!

Motion Control – Voice -Coil Stage
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Components -– Moticont’s VCDS-051-032-01 series of linear motion control voice coil stages features a voice coil motor, a ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and an integral optical quadrature encoder with differential outputs. Measuring 5.000 in (127.0 mm) long x 2.00 in. (50.8) wide x 2.875 in. (73.0 mm) high, the VCDS-051-089-01 series stages have a linear travel of 0.97 in. (24.6 mm); a continuous force of 6.3 lbs (28.2 N) and a peak force of 20.0 lbs (89.9 N) (at a 10% duty cycle).

Motion Control – From soaring heights: Camera stabilization with maxon drives!

Motion Control – Camera stabilization System!

Aerial images can be beneficial for many businesses and industries. Often things are revealed from above that are hidden to the observer on the ground. Drives from maxon are used in camera stabilizer systems.

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control – Application – Mining companies, for example, survey mines from the air, oil and gas suppliers monitor their drilling rigs, and energy utilities monitor their overland lines. All these applications have one big challenge in common: In these often rough operating environments, the camera needs to be protected against wind, turbulence and the vibration of the carrier aircraft while being kept in a stable position. This is the job of a high-precision stabilization camera gimbal. These gimbals provide users with a stable and level platform that allows them to capture high-quality aerial images.

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