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Aerotech, Inc. and Micronix USA Announce Strategic Partnership

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2019 — Aerotech, Inc. and Micronix USA announce a strategic partnership to offer complementary precision motion products to the industrial and research markets. The collaboration will expand the capabilities of each company allowing for further industry applications that require powerful, easy-to-use nanopositioning products. Together, the companies will offer a larger range of stages, controllers, drives, and software for positioning in the most advanced applications.


Aerotech manufactures high-precision motion control components and systems used in laboratory and industrial applications. Solutions range from components such as motors, stages, controllers, and drives to complete custom multi-axis systems.


“Micronix’s modular approach to miniature nanopositioning stages extends our product portfolio in nanopositioning and enables us to address additional automation applications. This strategic partnership aligns with Aerotech’s core strategy of allowing customers to easily control all types of motion equipment from one control platform. By using one control platform, customers will reduce costs due to simplified integration and increase throughput due to low-latency coordination between axes,” said Brian O’Connor, Director of Product & Market Development at Aerotech, Inc.


Micronix specializes in the manufacture of miniature micro- and nanopositioning components for the biomedical, research, optical, and various other markets. They offer small linear and rotary stages with millimeter and milli-degree travel, respectively, that are much smaller than typical stage components.


“With Aerotech’s premium product portfolio, Micronix will be able to address applications in our core markets more comprehensively. We are especially excited to be able to utilize Aerotech’s industry-leading control platform to address complex motion control needs. Additionally, Aerotech’s advanced flexure-based piezo nanopositioners provide a perfect complement to our miniature, long-travel piezo stages. This new partnership further cements both of our company’s customer-centric approach to providing comprehensive motion control solutions,” says Manfred Schneider, President at Micronix USA.


Aerotech and Micronix USA will demonstrate their products at SPIE Photonics West 2019 being held February 5 -7, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Please visit for more information on the partnership and an overview of each company’s product offerings.


About Aerotech

Since 1970, Aerotech Inc. has been the global industry leader in precision motion control and automation. From standard mechanical positioning stages and control systems to custom-designed automation systems, our products support research and industrial organizations worldwide. Aerotech solutions enable manufacturing, testing and inspection processes on a micrometer and nanometer scale for the world’s best-known technology companies in industries such as aerospace, consumer electronics and medical devices. Visit us online at or, and follow @aerotechmotion on Twitter.