Flat Panel

Key Industry Expertise

  • Optimized Dynamic Characteristics
  • Scalable Mechanics
  • Granite Reference
  • Custom Bridge Structures

On Time and Within Budget

Flat-Panel Display (FPD) fabrication requires manufacturing and process control equipment designed and built with cutting-edge automation technology. Both process and inspection tool manufacturers have relied upon Aerotech for well over 40 years to satisfy their production and R&D motion needs. Our commitment to getting the job done right, on time and within budget is unsurpassed.

FPD — The Challenge

Flat-panel display inspection and manufacturing applications present several challenges for motion system suppliers, including optimizing the dynamic characteristics of the system while accommodating increasingly longer travels. To meet these demands we use our patented technologies as well as our vast experience in developing leading-edge motion solutions to design systems ideally suited for flat-panel display applications. Our solutions include scalable mechanics that can accommodate a multitude of panel sizes, while a granite reference ensures optimal flatness characteristics. Any of our systems can be customized to incorporate a large number of bridge structure configurations. Our systems also feature optimized dynamic characteristics, including straightness and yaw, to ensure scan-line parallelism throughout full travel.

Options… Options

Multiple levels of subsystem components are available including active vibration isolation, machine base, integrated electronics, and specialized granite structures. Mechanics can be prepared for all of the following environments: clean room, vacuum and low-magnetic field. We can synchronize up to 32-axes of real-time motion in one PC, eliminating integration of multiple controllers for high axis-count systems and increasing reliability. Extensive diagnostics simplify system debugging. Aerotech also offers top-of-the-line planar air-bearing mechanics for ultra-smooth velocity control and superior dynamic geometric characteristics. So whether a customer needs off-the-shelf systems and components or a custom-engineered system manufactured and tested to exacting specifications, Aerotech can provide the optimal solution for your flat-panel display application.