Integrated Precision X-Y-Z-Θ Stages

Integrated XYZ stage and rotary stage solutions to meet precision motion control requirements without backlash or hysteresis.

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Description

Kensington’s integrated precision xyzΘ stage and rotary stage solutions have addressed the needs for precision motion control for more than a quarter century. The multiple axis stages position samples, silicon wafers and photonic devices, quickly with precision and repeatably.

Integrated photonic and wafer stage designs range from dual axis to 4 axis (x, y, z, Θ) designs. Vertical axis designs utilize the Mini-z stage for small movements or can be fully integrated with vacuum ballast z-wedge for long travel and heavy pay loads.

Features

  • Integrated precision xyzΘ stage & rotary stage systems
  • Wafer Handling Stages
  • Smooth rapid movement immune to linkage backlash
  • Hysteresis and wear eliminated by non-contacting read-head design
  • Real-time force-sensing with programmable soft limits for safe operation
  • EMO features halts motion immediately
  • System initialization not required to restart after EMO
  • Quite operation without resonances or excessive heat
  • No PID parameter tuning with high step-and-settle performance via mechanical controls and design
  • Vacuum ballast Z Wedge designs for smooth and precise vertical movement
  • Heavy payload capability for vertical movement over long distances

Contact Kensington today for technical details of precision motion control solutions and to obtain a quotation for integrated precision xyzΘ stages.