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IGM linear motion platform to be presented at Micronora

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Engineering Specifier

At this year’s Micronora precision and microtechnology fair in Besançon, France on September 25-28, Aerotech will present innovative linear and rotary tables for demanding laser machining processes. For the first time, the IGM linear motion platform, developed to meet the highest precision requirements, will be presented to a broad specialist audience.

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Global Piezoelectric Actuators Market

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Military Market Reports

Piezoelectric actuators are electromechanical motors that convert electrical energy into mechanical stress or displacement using the piezoelectric effect. Piezoelectric actuators are known for their precise movement control and hence, are highly used for finely adjusting mirrors, lenses, machining tools and in other equipment. Aerotech named a major participant in the field.

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Bioprinting Market - Growth and Demand

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Medical Market Devices

The global 3D bioprinting market was valued at $98.6 million in 2015, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.9% during 2016 - 2022. The growth of the global market is largely driven by increasing large demand of tissues and organs for transplantation and the innovations and advancements in technology for 3D bioprinting. A large number of people across the globe are waiting for organ or tissue transplant, due to the huge gap in demand for organs transplant and donors. This has created huge traction in the 3D printing industry for developing live tissues and organs.

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Manufacturing Challenges in Laser Cutting OLED Displays

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Industrial Lasers

As everyone who is interested in display technology is aware, the switch over from liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays has begun in the handheld electronics market. However, with technology change and consumer benefit come challenges in manufacturing. As with all production processes, OLED display manufacturers are concerned with yield and production rate. Demand is surging, and the end markets that OLED displays supply are time-sensitive and high-pressure. Some of the major manufacturing challenges related to OLED display fabrication stem from the need for individual component displays to be cut out by a laser. These challenges all come down to three things: displays are getting bigger, they need to be cut very fast because they are too expensive, and most importantly, the materials used to make them are extremely sensitive to process parameters and difficult to cut with quality.

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How to Manage Thermal Effects in Precision Scanning Systems

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Industrial Laser Solutions

General precision engineering principles dictate that care be given to many important design details to ensure success in any motion control application. For instance, best practices in machining and assembly offer the best chance to produce a high-performing system, and special attention must be paid to preserve a stable working environment. Specifically, managing and mitigating thermal effects is of paramount importance.

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Präzise Walzen beschriften

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All Electronics

Um fälschungssichere Produkte herstellen zu können, werden kompliziertere Hologramme verwendet, die auf kleinere, eingebettete Funktionen auf Spezialfolien aufgebracht werden. Um die Produkte fertigen zu können, werden Hochpräzisions-Masterwalzen benötigt. Leistungsstarke Bewegungssubsysteme ermöglichen die geforderten engen Genauigkeitstoleranzen.

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Printing a Better Actuator, Actually

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ChemEurope

One technology uses magnetic fields to generate mechanical work. The other enhances the magnetic properties of 3D-printed materials. Combined, they could lead to efficient, economical production of magnetic actuators used in everything from sensors, robotics, and mechanical devices to power generation.

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Motion Control Market to Grow at a Robust Pace

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Open PR

The growth of the motion control market has increased, due to use of high- level automatic equipment, machine tools, high-level medical equipment, sensors, and many others. In recent years, equipment industries has begun to emerge from the traditional big industries and do depth development for motion control application segments. Motion control system is core part in every automated equipment. The high flexibility and quality products can be achieved by combinations of automation and motion control products.

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2018 Engineers' Choice Awards

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Control Engineering

We are honored to have an Aerotech product once again included as a finalist in the Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards. Our QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package.

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Aerotech focused on the financial well-being of employees

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More employers are starting to focus on the financial well-being of workers. In addition to basic employee benefits such as healthcare and life insurance, financial wellness programs sponsored by companies are helping more workers overcome personal financial challenges, reduce their debt and prepare for retirement.

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Patent-Pending Parallel-Kinematic Design Provides Unmatched Geometric Performance

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Commercial Micro Manufacturing

Aerotech´s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package. They come with a 40 mm x 40 mm clear aperture with closed-loop travels up to 100 µm x 100 µm x 10 µm (open-loop travels to 120 µm x 120 µm x 12 µm). The design is ideal for optical and scanning probe microscopy or other inspection or manufacturing applications where two-sided part access is required with three-DoF manipulation.

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Recently Announced: Aerotech joins the University of Pittsburgh's MOST-AM research consortium.

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Aerotech Blog

Aerotech is pleased to announce its recent membership in the University of Pittsburgh's Modeling and Optimization Simulation Tools for Additive Manufacturing (MOST-AM) Research Consortium. The Consortium will work to develop the most industry-relevant simulation and optimization tools for additive manufacturing, transition developed tools to industry as quickly as possible, and focus R&D on topology optimization, fast process modeling, and integrated computational materials engineering.

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Aerotech profiled in new report examining global linear motors industry

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www.whatech.com

Aerotech is profiled in the newly released Global Linear Motors Industry 2017 Market Research Report that examines the current state of the industry with development trends and forecasts through 2021. With around 150 tables and figures, this report provides key statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.

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Motion control market expecting worldwide growth by 2027

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SBWire

The motion control market is expecting worldwide growth by 2027 according to a new report by SBWire. This growth is due to the increasing use of high-level automatic equipment, machine tools, high-level medical equipment, sensors, and others products. Motion control devices increase manufacturing production output, speed up accuracy, increase consistency, improve efficiency, and eliminate various hazards. Aerotech named a key player in the report.

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Motion Control für das Mikrobohren von PCBs

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Mikroproduktion

Um den DURCHSATZ und die QUALITÄT hochleistungsfähiger mechanischer PCB-Mikrobohrer signifikant zu verbessern, gibt es eine Vielzahl von Steuerungsverfahren: von der Servoregelung über die Resonanzfilterung und die Steigerung der Servoverstärkungen bis hin zur Verringerung des Reibungseffekts.

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EasyTune is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller

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Aerotech

Aerotech’s EasyTune Advanced Autotuning Tool is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller. EasyTune puts the capabilities of an experienced control engineer at your fingertips with advanced features including automatic adjustment of servo loop gains and servo filters, and automatically analyzing system stability.

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Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions Updated Brochure

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Aerotech's new Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions brochure includes all Aerotech controls and software, advanced diagnostic and tuning capabilities, the integrated development environment, operator interface, a review of all controller and drive technology, standard and advanced control capabilities, hexapod and piezo controls, and controller and hardware comparison charts.

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Aerotech Named Key Player In Global Motion Control Market Growth

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Market Research Future

Aerotech was named a key player for anticipated global motion control market growth between 2016 and 2022 in the Asia-Pacific region in a new report by Market Research Future. With expected growth over the compound annual growth rate of around 6% from 2016-2022 and a forecasted market size of USD 22 billion in 2022, the global motion control market has been evaluated as a growing market and expected to reach high growth figures in the region during forecast years.

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New Report Studies Brushless DC Servomotors in the Global Market

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ReportsWeb

New report by ReportsWeb studies brushless DC servomotors in the global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and India. The report focuses on top manufacturers in the global market, with production, price, revenue, and market share for each manufacturer. Aerotech a featured manufacturer.

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Piezoelectric Devices Market to be Worth $31.33 billion USD by 2022

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Markets and Markets

Piezoelectric devices market estimated to be worth $31.33 billion USD by 2022. The driving factors for the growth of this market include increasing demand for piezoceramic devices, increased funding from government and investors, emerging energy harvesting techniques, rising demand in automotive sector, and growing popularity of miniaturization technology. Aerotech named major player in report by Markets and Markets.

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Elevation Gimbal System Market to Register Strong Growth by 2026

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Persistence Market Research

The elevation gimbal system market will register strong growth by 2026 according to a recent report by Persistence Market Research (PMR). In the report, Aerotech was named a prominent player in the global elevation gimbal system market and offers an extensive line of gimbal products. With major applications in military and commercial use, gimbals are ideal for directing optics, lasers, antennas, and sensors at high speed to very precise pointing angles.

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Technavio Forecasting Global Motion Control Growth

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Technavio

Technavio's analysts forecast the global motion control market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.84% from 2016-2020, with Aerotech noted as a prominent vendor. The report anticipates a continuous infusion of capital for automation during the forecast period in numerous industries worldwide.

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3D Bioprinting Global Market to Grow from 2016-2022

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P&S Market Research

According to a new report by P&S Market Research, the 3D bioprinting global market is poised for dramatic growth from 2016-2022. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for tissues and organs for transplantation and innovations and advancements in technology for 3D bioprinting. Aerotech was named as a major player in the market, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35.9% from 2016 - 2022.

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Nachführsteuerungsfunktion optimiert Laseroptikherstellung

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all-electronics.de

Mit der Einführung der S-Wellenplatten-Produktreihe gelang dem Spezialisten für Lasertechnologielösungen Workshop of Photonics die Produktion des ersten kommerziell erhältlichen Laseroptikgeräts. Ausgestattet mit einer Bewegungssteuerung und Rotationstischen von Aerotech kann das Gerät nicht nur Spezial-Wellenplatten herstellen, sondern auch alle denkbaren Oberflächen- und 3D-Nanostrukturen erzeugen oder die Reparatur von Microchips übernehmen.

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New Webinar: Nanometer-Level Positioning

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Photonics

Nanopositioning, or moving objects with atomic-scale precision, is a key enabling technology in areas such as semiconductor processing, microscopy and nano imaging, hard-drive and electronics manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing. In this webinar you will learn how a system-level approach is required to achieve true nanometer-level performance, as well as the basic design parameters for nanometer-level positioning performance including bearing, feedback, drive electronics, and controls algorithms.

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Reduzieren von Maschinensteuerungs-Design und Inbetriebnahme um 30 %

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NASA Tech Briefs

Maschinendesign und -inbetriebnahme erfordern verschiedene Technologien wie Steuerungen, Mechanik, Bildgebung, Laser, Datenerfassung und Software, um nur einige zu nennen. Diese Mechatroniklösungen zielen in der Regel auf einen bestimmten Zweck ab, z. B. Teileherstellung, Markierung, Verpackung usw. Oft ist die Steuerung im Hauptfokus der Konstrukteure, weil sie all diese Prozesse an der Maschine miteinander in Verbindung bringen und koordinieren muss. Die Verwendung separater SPS und Bewegungssteuerungen erfordert eine gewisse Integration, was kostspielig und zeitaufwändig ist. Bei einer einzigen Steuerung für die Maschine ist jedoch keine Integration erforderlich, und Design- und Inbetriebnahmezeit und -kosten werden reduziert.

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Hoch präzise Dosierung mit erweiterter Bewegungssteuerung

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Motion System Design

Die korrekte Positionierung eines Dosierkopfes bei gleichzeitiger Koordination des Materialflusses ist enorm schwierig. Eine komplexe Bewegungssteuerungs-Programmierung einschließlich Echtzeit- Kinematik und positionssynchronisierter Ausgabe kann diese Herausforderung bestehen und die Entwicklungszeit reduzieren, während gleichzeitig die Einheitlichkeit verbessert wird.

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Die mit mehreren Wellenlängen arbeitende ultraschnelle Laser- Mikrobearbeitungs-Workstation von Optec bietet ein neuartiges Revolveroptikdesign unter Verwendung von Mikropositionierungs- und Bewegungssteuerungen von Aerotech

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Mikroniek

• Laser-Mikrobearbeitungs-Spezialist mit Hauptsitz in Belgien entwickelt automatische Laserzuführungslösung mit mehreren Wellenlängen, die auf Aerotech-Mikropositioniersystemen basieren. • Für das angesehene Karlsruher Institut für Technologie entwickelte und gebaute Femto-/Pikosekunden-Mikrobearbeitungsprojekt mit hoher Wiederholungshäufigkeit und mehreren Wellenlängen.

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Flexible Robotic Environment Software Builds Modular Robots

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Machine Design

Bicommerce LLC (Rapid City, SD) has developed Flexible Robotic Environment (FRE) software that designs modular robots and also acts as a motion platform. One machine built with the software is a modular direct-write six-degree-of-freedom (DOF) robot with linear and rotary motion components from Aerotech.

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Laser Makers Under Pressure: Do More, Faster

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Manufacturing Engineering

Lasers are superior for marking medical tools and devices because the marks they make are flat, which is crucial: Any crevice, no matter how small, can provide a home for germs to congregate and reproduce. So an impending new rule expected from Washington may help companies that sell laser marking systems to medical device manufacturers fatten up their bottom line.

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What Lies Ahead for 3-D Printing?

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Smithsonian.com

An overview of the additive manufacturing phenomenon, with some actual applications discussed, as well as the past, present and possible future of the technology. Note the Aerotech stage in photo #2.

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ASPE 2013 Spring Topical Meeting

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American Society for Precision Engineering

The American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) 2013 Spring Topical Meeting will feature a tutorial on Control of Precision Systems presented by Aerotech's Stephen J. Ludwick and David L. Trumper from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The tutorial will present key principles for the design and implementation of control systems for precision machines, as well as the interaction of these controllers with system hardware.

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Aerotech's Vertical Integration Offers Advantages to Industrial Machine Builders

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ARC Advisory Group

Over the last decade, machine builders have been seeking automation partners to provide increasingly more support throughout the entire machine design and development cycle. A handful of automation suppliers have the depth and knowledge to help the machine builders identify the optimal selection of technology for a particular application. Recently, Aerotech, which considers itself among that select group, invited ARC Advisory Group to visit with company executives to learn more about its mission in the industrial automation business.

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Aerotech is Named Manufacturer of the Year 2012

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Pittsburgh Business Times

It is an honor to announce that Aerotech has been chosen as the Manufacturer of the Year by the Pittsburgh Business Times for the second consecutive year. The Manufacturer of the Year award has been presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times for the last nine years to select Western Pennsylvania manufacturing companies. The Award is given to companies that demonstrate all-around exceptional performance over an extended period of time.

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Nmark AGV/CLS is a Photonics Prism Awards Finalist

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Photonics Spectra

The SPIE Prism Awards for Photonics were developed to recognize innovative scientific products, processes, software, devices, materials, systems, instruments, and technologies that are newly available on the open market. The Industrial Laser category highlights new laser sources, advanced technologies, components and laser system designs that can benefit the development, commercialization, and fielding of new laser platforms. Aerotech’s Nmark CLS galvo controller paired with our AGV scanner has secured one of the three finalist positions in the Industrial Laser category for 2013.

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Reducing Machine Controller Design and Deployment

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NASA Tech Briefs

Machine design and deployment requires integration of various technologies such as controls, mechanics, vision, lasers, data acquisition, and software, to mention only a few. These mechatronic solutions usually target a specific purpose such as part manufacturing, marking, packaging, etc. Often the controller is a key focus in the design because it must connect and coordinate all of the processes on the machine. Using separate programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and motion controllers necessitates integration, which is costly and time-consuming. Using a single controller for the machine eliminates the need for integration and shortens design and deployment time and cost.

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Integrated and coordinated servo and galvo control for ultra-precise applications

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Industrial Laser Solutions

An innovative automation development, Aerotech's Nmark series, synchronizes both galvo scanner and servo motion to integrate both motion platforms and seamlessly allows the user to control both the servo and scanner axes in one environment. This marriage of servo and galvo axes allows both to move simultaneously and in a coordinated fashion. Because the A3200 motion controller "knows" the location of both the galvo and servo at any point in time, it can easily partition the commanded motion profile to issue long-haul moves to the servo and short, faster moves to the galvo. This allows the galvo's effective FoV to be the entire range of servo stage travel, yielding essentially an infinite field of view (IFoV).

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Does this scan? Scan Head Technology for Micromachining and Ultrafast Lasers

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Electro Optics

Precision micromachining applications demand high speed and superior accuracy. Increasingly, there is also a need to process 3D geometries, requiring multiple-axis systems and synchronization between the galvo axis and linear axis. In this month's edition of Electro Optics Magazine, Greg Blackman interviews Aerotech's Advanced Automation Division Manager, Ron Rekowski, about the challenges faced by laser and scanner system manufacturers supplying components for precision micromachining tasks.

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Performing the Architectural Flip-Flop

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Drives & Controls Magazine

There are two basic architectures for supervisory and control automation: distributed and centralized. Historically, design patterns have migrated between these two architectures and will continue to do so in the future. But will one win out?

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Harmonic Cancellation Algorithms Enable Precision Motion Control

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Motion System Design

Periodic disturbances are commonplace in precision motion control applications; any oscillatory or rotational motion generates some periodic error in both the active and ancillary motion axes. Harmonic cancellation algorithms, when properly applied, give control system engineers an additional tool that is both effective and easily analyzed with common frequency domain techniques — to eliminate tracking errors in precision motion systems. They apply when either the servo command or disturbance is largely periodic — for example, in machine tools, data storage systems, and sensor testing.

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True Moves - Motion Control Advances for Micromachining

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MICROmanufacturing

Key motion requirements for mechanical and laser micromachining systems include high dynamic contour accuracy, repeatability, speed and a flexible, advanced motion controller. Accurate and fast micromachining depends on carefully integrating mechanical, electrical, control and software elements. This article discusses the common micromachining motion system components and how they are combined to create a successful micromachining system.

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Position Synchronized Output Provides Flexibility

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Quality Magazine

Knowing the precise position at the moment of sensor triggering has powerful implications in a number of test and inspection applications. From defect detection and repair to surface mapping and profiling, the field of applications requiring a tight relationship between sensor output and location in 2- or 3-dimensional space is large and growing. Aerotech's Position Synchronized Output uses innovative circuitry to deliver the actual encoder-based positional information in real time.

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Compact Linear Motor Gantry

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Design News

Aerotech's new small-footprint AGS1500 gantry was designed for precise contouring accuracy in 2D space. The AGS1500 incorporates a variety of innovations in mechanical design as well as advanced control techniques that reduce angular errors, significantly improve contouring accuracy, and increase gantry speed and throughput.

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New Life: Advances in Laser Machining Key to Stent Market Growth

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MICROmanufacturing

Aerotech looked at the (stent manufacturing) platform a few years ago and found that a fundamental limitation on increasing processing speeds was the stiffness of the system. As a result, Aerotech incorporated into its VascuLathe laser motion machine an integrated linear-rotary design capable of providing throughput two to five times greater than component systems, while still providing micron-level dynamic tolerances.

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Aerotech Positioning Stage has Nanometre Precision

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Engineering Talk

The University of Southampton's ORC (Optoelectronics Research Centre) uses an Aerotech ABL9000 series air-bearing stage and A3200 motion controller for groundbreaking research into direct UV laser writing of integrated optical circuits on specialized glass substrates and on its own patented 'flat' optical cable.

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Solar Nears Tipping Point

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Design News

As solar cell production gains momentum, manufacturers are focused on higher efficiency, sustainable quality, and incorporating more automation. Gain insight into how solar cell manufacturers are leveraging the latest precision motion control technologies, robotics, networked automation inspection stations, and automation solutions to make more units at a lower cost.

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Design and Implementation of Remote Control System for Reactor Vessel Weld Inspection Manipulator

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AUTOMATIKA: Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications

This paper describes the design and implementation of a remote control system for a weld inspection system used on nuclear reactor vessels. The system is based on the Automation 3200 that features a client-server TCP/IP software architecture that allows the operator to perform the entire inspection procedure remotely over a network.

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Controller Retrofit Solutions

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Design News

Given the high costs of new machine tools, many manufactures are seeking to re-control their existing machinery. These re-control projects allow manufacturers to realize some significant cost savings, while modernizing the control system, which is typically the backbone of the machine tool itself. The re-control also eliminates costly obsolescence issues with older electronics. Some of these new control systems come with advanced features that allow manufacturers to compensate for minor mechanical imperfections, as well as mechanical wear that has accumulated over years of use. And quite often this can eliminate the need to do a complete mechanical rebuild.

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Laser Processing in Stent Production

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Today's Medical Developments

Due to its unique capabilities, laser processing has become the predominant method of cutting, ablating, and welding materials for stent manufacturing. Compared to other cutting methods, laser processing produces very smooth edges that substantially reduce the finishing process. Another laser processing benefit is the ability to make intricate design cuts with extreme precision and accuracy. These factors allow the system to be more cost-effective to deliver improved throughput.

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The Need for Speed

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Design News

Flexibility, connectivity and the need for speed are the main goals for packaging OEMs. The ability to handle different size packages, bottles and even different product lines means the machines need to be flexible. The need for speed is making manufacturers look for ways to decrease changeover times and drives automation to fully utilize product recipes to adjust automatically to new product requirements.

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Linear Motor Basics

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Production Machining

A steady increase in practical industrial applications has secured a place for linear motors. Here's an overview of the various types of linear motors and what differentiates them from their rotary counterparts.

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Motion Control Requirements for Hermetic Seam Welding

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Today's Medical Developments

Advances in electronics and battery technology have led to an increase in the number and sophistication of electronic devices that are implanted in the human body for treating an ever-growing number of afflictions. This technology has been used successfully for many years in pacemakers, defibrillators and other cardio- rhythm management devices.

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Aerotech Pushes Mechatronics Envelope with Motion Systems

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Design News

To meet the demands of high-precision applications, engineers are turning more and more to mechatronics solutions, says Robert Novotnak, manager of Aerotech’s Advanced Automation Division. His firm supplies complete motion systems for machines ranging from a 5-axis laser cutting station to a high-performance stent cutter for the medical field. In an interview with Design News, Robert Novotnak discusses some of the essential building blocks of mechatronics.

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Precise Triggering of External Events Based on Axis Position

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Design News

Precision motion control applications often require triggering an external device based on the actual position of the axis in motion. For many applications, traditional methods of triggering compromise part quality and cycle time. An axis-based trigger in the controller can significantly improve part quality, reduce cycle time, and eliminate other processing problems.

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Applications Dictate Gimbal Selection

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Laser Focus World

Precision motion-control systems have found widespread use in a number of broad markets. Each application requires certain critical motion performance specifications that define the motion technology or technologies best suited for the job. In many cases, one technology becomes an obvious choice. In other applications, two or more competing technologies may deserve consideration. The choice between direct-drive and gear-driven gimbals presents just such a comparison based on the application.

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Minimizing Circular Path Errors in Laser Machining

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Industrial Laser Solutions

Laser machining comprises a variety of processes, including laser drilling, cutting, marking, scribing, welding, and micromachining. While a great deal of industry experience exists with these processes, many challenges remain in performing them quickly, efficiently, and with the highest process quality.

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Laser Micro-Drilling Applications

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Proceedings of the 2004 Advanced Laser Applications Conference & Exposition

Metalase Technologies and Aerotech are currently developing advanced techniques for laser micro-drilling materials with a thickness of 1mm or greater. There are two key enabling technologies: (i) a laser with short pulse duration, high peak power, and small wavelength, and (ii) a multi-axis motion system capable of high precision, high speed, and advanced blended motion paths. Metalase is working with Aerotech as the supplier of the high precision multi-axis motion system. This paper will describe a system designed for drilling precision apertures in thicker materials and discuss an application example for direct-injection diesel fuel injector nozzles.

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Kinematics and Precision Stages Drive Laser Welding

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Photonics Spectra

No longer an exotic manufacturing application, laser welding is now a common production tool for processing pacemakers, defibrillators and other implantable medical devices. Applying the weld to the seams of these devices requires precise firing control to maintain a consistent overlap in the laser welding pulses.

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Air Bearings Aid Assembly of Flat Panel Displays

Veröffentlichung:
Assembly

Many manufacturing processes for flat panel displays (FPDs) require precision motion control for feature generation and inspection. Aerostatic bearings are an excellent choice for many of these processes, because they allow precise, repeatable motion; are clean-room compatible; and are maintenance-free.

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