High-Precision, Optical Alignment Systems and Scanning Devices
16 Sep 2021
Photonex + Vacuum Technologies 2021 provides the photonics industry in the UK with an excellent platform to present the latest research results and practical examples from industry. Aerotech is represented at this leading photonics event combined with Europe's leading conference exhibition for vacuum-enabled techniques and processes.
The manufacturer of high-performance motion control and positioning systems will place its optical alignment systems and scanning devices at the center of its presentation. In addition, the focus will be on innovative laser and motion control solutions for the optics and photonics industry. New high-precision manipulators will be shown for the first time with the latest Aerotech Automation controller.
“For us, Photonex & Vacuum Technologies in Glasgow is a unique platform for product presentation in the photonics environment as well as experience exchange and networking,” commented Simon Smith, European Director Aerotech.
Aerotech’s presentation focuses on high-precision, optical alignment systems and scanning devices, using the FiberMaxHP multi-axis photonic alignment system as an example. The motion system is based on the proven high-performance ANT nanopositioners.
FiberMaxHP is used in high-volume manufacturing for aligning and testing optoelectronic devices and photonics components with submicron tolerances. The precision mechanics are coupled with Aerotech's A3200 controller, a low-latency motion controller with prescribed optical alignment algorithms. This allows all automation processes to be programmed through a single control interface.
“While alignment tolerances are decreasing with new silicon photonics devices, alignment at high speed and accuracy is becoming more important,” said Smith. “We are positioning ourselves with the FiberMaxHP photonics alignment platform in nanoscale applications, both in research and industrial environments.”