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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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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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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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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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Position Synchronized Output (PSO) – Coordinate Part Position with Process Control

Design Features Trigger your process tool based on distance traveled, avoiding trigger errors based on acceleration, deceleration, or any other velocity instability Integrates well with fast-pulsed lasers, enabling next-generation display and medical device manufacturing Includes versatile, process-enhancing features Aerotech’s Position Synchronized Output (PSO) feature coordinates your motion with output that triggers lasers or data acquisition…

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Dynamic Gain Scheduling

Design Features Faster move-and-settle Increased in-position stability Reject disturbances from machine-base Increase machine throughput Increase machine throughput Dynamic Gain Scheduling is available for the Ensemble Stand-Alone Multi-Axis Motion Controller and the Soloist Stand-Alone Single Axis Motion Controller. Schedule Gains Dynamically Based on Threshold Values Aerotech’s Threshold Gain Scheduling tool applies an algorithm that improves positioning…

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Enhanced Tracking Control (ETC)

Aerotech’s unique Enhanced Tracking Control (ETC) feature improves move-and-settle times in point-to-point positioning and reduces tracking errors during contoured motion. It is available on all Aerotech controllers (A3200, Ensemble® and Soloist®) including our Nmark® CLS high-performance galvo controller. The Enhanced Tracking Control algorithm works in parallel with a conventional Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control architecture and increases the…

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