Measurement Equipment Aerotech launches new ANT nanopositioning stages
Precision motion control and automation specialist Aerotech has launched the 2nd generation of its ANT nanopositioning stages. Building on the previous model, the high-precision ANT95 and ANT130 nanopositioners are designed to support the user even better in terms of dynamics and precision.
Aerotech’s second-generation ANT stages provide positional stability and minimal incremental motion in the sub-nanometer range. This is ensured by non-contact direct drive technology, extremely precise guides and incremental movements in the sub-nanometer range while maintaining high product throughput. Users whose processes require repeatable and highly accurate alignment of optical components will find the ideal solution in the ANT series, according to Aerotech.
The new ANTs are particularly suitable for single and multi-axis applications that require high-precision movement with high throughput. The company cites a wide range of applications, including photonics assembly and inspection, fibre alignment and optimisation, optics manufacturing, testing and inspection, sensor testing and qualification, semiconductor manufacturing and inspection, and research and laboratory applications.
The new ANT95 and ANT130 nanopositioners are available as single-axis , dual-axis, as Z-axis or low-profile Z nanopositioning stages and feature a combination of resolution, accuracy, repeatability, size and reliability.