Aerotech

Ensemble QLe

Aerotech’s new Ensemble QLe panel-mount nanopositioning piezo drive is designed for use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers

Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder

Aerotech has introduced a Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder, a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage featuring smooth travel combined with high accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability to 25nm.

Applications include optics positioning, z-axis positioning of sensors in surface metrology, and in general purpose high-precision alignment. Quick multi-axis configurations are made easily with other MPS linear and rotary stages using the adapter brackets and mounting compatibility inherent in the entire MPS stage family.

Analysis and opinion
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By Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU

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Greg Blackman explores advances being made in fibre lasers, now the dominant technology for material processing

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Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application area for laser processing, but one where the laser can add value, as Rachel Berkowitz discovers

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New high-speed laser cladding technologies are being developed that rival more traditional techniques, as Matthew Dale discovers