Motion control for sensor test and measurement, force manipulation, introduced by Aerotech

PITTSBURGH, 20 April 2016. Aerotech Inc. in Pittsburgh is introducing the HEX500-350HL high-load precision hexapod motion control device for applications in sensor test and measurement, high-force device manipulation, and X-ray diffraction.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

PITTSBURGH, 20 April 2016. Aerotech Inc. in Pittsburgh is introducing the HEX500-350HL high-load precision hexapod motion-control device for applications in X-ray diffraction, sensor test and measurement, high-force device manipulation, and X-ray diffraction.

The HEX500-350HL is actuated with six high-accuracy struts that are built with precision preloaded bearings, ball screws, and drive components.

The HEX500-350HL is driven by AC brushless, slotless servo motors that maximize device lifetime and performance. The servo motors are directly coupled to the actuator ball-screw enabling increased drive stiffness, high positioning accuracy, and solid minimum incremental motion.

The strut pivot-joints are engineered to provide low friction and high stiffness enhancing overall hexapod performance.

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The HEX500-350HL has a platform and base that users can modify easily with user-specific features or mounting patterns. The HEX500-350HL is designed with a 150 millimeter diameter clear aperture in the platform and base to allow for workpiece access from the bottom.

The base is designed with mounting holes to adapt directly to English or metric optical tables. The hexapod can also be vacuum prepared for demanding applications in satellite sensor testing, synchrotron sample or optics adjustment, and semiconductor manufacturing and inspection.

Driving the HEX500-350HL is Aerotech's A3200 motion control software, which enables programming and control of the hexapod in any user-defined coordinate system. Aerotech's HexGen sizing software gives the user the ability to easily visualize and simulate the available workspace.

For more information contact Aerotech online at www.aerotech.com.

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