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White Paper

Estimating Combined Servo and Galvo Motion Accuracy

William S. Land II, Corporate Marketing Operations Manager; Scott Schmidt, Applications Group Manager

In modern motion control systems, the primary figure of merit is often the global accuracy that may be achieved on the workpiece surface. However, when configuring the motion control architecture for more advanced features, such as Infinite Field of View (IFOV), characterizing each element of the systemic errors can be very challenging. This white paper details how to characterize the constituent error elements and suggests a means of predicting overall system errors for IFOV-enabled motion control platforms.