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Using the Galvo Calibration File Converter with the Nmark SSaM

Calibrating the field of view for scanners is typically an iterative process where a series of marks are placed on a substrate and the location of these marks is used to create a calibration file, and the process is repeated to reach final system accuracy. Each iteration of the mark and measure sequence must combine…

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Coordinated Control

Aerotech’s control technologies can coordinate and synchronize up to 32 axes of motion of any motion technology to sub-microsecond servo-loop synchronization and sub-millisecond path trajectories. This tight synchronization between all motion axes results in higher precision processing and faster process throughput. Examples of Aerotech controller features that enable coordination and synchronization are:

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Fiber and Photonics Alignment Algorithms

Precision motion mechanics, such as Aerotech’s FiberMaxHP, are a critical component for high-quality results with efficient throughput in modern fiber alignment and silicon photonics alignment processes. However, the hardware for your precision motion equipment is not the only part of the system to consider for alignment applications. The control software that optimizes the motion is just…

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Using the A3200 ROTATION Command for Five Axis Systems

The ROTATION command in the Automation 3200 (A3200) implements a rotation matrix operation. The function can be used to transform coordinates on mechanical actuators that include rotary motion. Multiple ROTATION commands can be configured to work with systems that have more than one rotary axis. A five‐axis system consisting of two rotary axes and three…

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Advanced Laser Controls – Features to Improve Your Process

Untangle Your Parameters for Consistent, High-Quality Processing Eliminating the dependency of laser processing parameters on motion trajectories improves the quality of material interactions and increases part yields. Aerotech laser control features allow users to untangle the process parameters forcing critical design compromises in many laser machining centers.  Aerotech’s A3200 controller gives users complete control over optimized spot…

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ThermoComp® Integrated Temperature Compensation

Thermal error management has been a major concern of precision machine designers since the 19th century. To this day, temperature changes and thermal effects are still some of the largest error sources in precision machines. One major reason for this is the difficulty and often extreme expense associated with designing a thermally insensitive machine. Most…

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EasyTune Advanced Motion Controller Autotuning Tool

EasyTune® is the most advanced autotuning tool available in a commercial motion controller. Entirely data-driven, the algorithm mimics the process followed by an experienced controls engineer. Many existing tuning techniques rely on basic model-fitting or “rules-of-thumb” that ignore machine resonances or nonlinear behavior, but EasyTune directly measures and compensates for those effects. It assumes no…

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Infinite Field of View (IFOV) Synchronizes Linear or Rotary Servo Axes with Laser Scanners

Design Features Easy-to-use setup parameters and effortless execution on every profile Real-time simultaneous trajectory generation from one controller Automated dynamic error correction of servo stage tracking by the scanner Supports use of advanced laser control features such as Position Synchronized Output and Analog Vector Tracking Optimize order of execution for combined motion paths with Aerotech’s…

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Iterative Learning Control (ILC)

Design Features Optimizes your part profile Increase throughput Eliminate tracking error Increase Throughput and Eliminate Tracking Error ILC is an advanced feature which examines the following error from previous trajectory runs and then calculates an optimal commanded trajectory such that the desired part geometry is achieved. After you run the trajectory a number of times,…

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