FiberMaxHP Multi-Axis Photonics Alignment System

Description

Design Features

  • 2nd-generation photonics alignment platform built on high-performance ANT nanopositioners
  • Up to 6 axes of precision motion
  • Proven reliability for 24/7 manufacturing
  • Noncontact, direct-drive for all axes enabling high-throughput alignment
  • Minimum incremental motion to 2 nm on linear motion and 0.05 μrad on rotary motion
  • Powerful controls with standard scanning algorithms and virtual pivot-point kinematics
  • Flexible design with many standard configurations and options
  • Interface to industry-standard power meters

Aerotech’s FiberMax®HP represents a significant breakthrough in the high-volume manufacturing and testing of photonics components. The FiberMaxHP reflects more than 40 years of experience in designing advanced positioning systems for OEMs and end-users in the high-technology industries. The FiberMaxHP is a second-generation three- to six-axes photonics alignment platform built on Aerotech's ANT nanopositioning product line. It is designed to meet the demanding needs of critical photonics alignment in a highly automated, 24/7 production environment with no compromise in speed, accuracy, and resolution.

A highly repeatable, precise, and industrial-grade positioning system is the foundation for high-volume manufacturing and testing of photonics components. FiberMaxHP’s highly reliable, unique drive and control technologies ensure many years of maintenance-free service in a high throughput, 24/7 manufacturing environment.

Ultra-Precision Direct-Drive

As alignment tolerances become smaller with new silicon photonics devices, the requirement for high-speed and high-accuracy alignment is essential. FiberMaxHP noncontact direct-drive technology enables high-precision alignment without sacrificing production throughput. Capable of minimum incremental motion down to 2 nm coupled with speeds to 400 mm/s, the FiberMaxHP meets the challenges of aligning next-generation photonics packages.

The direct-drive technology employed in FiberMaxHP offers a significant precision and throughput advantage over other alignment platforms.

Powerful Kinematics and Scanning Routines

Aerotech’s controllers work with a variety of smart cameras and machine vision systems to help facilitate first light. Our power servo scanning algorithms can be called to optimize power coupled through the devices. Standard scanning routines include fast align, hill climb, spiral, and raster searches in up to six axes of motion.

Our advanced kinematics enable a virtual pivot point where rotation can occur at any user-defined point in space rather than the physical rotation point of the FiberMaxHP axes. This assists the speed and accuracy of active alignment. We have an extensive range of software and hardware options to suit your specific needs.

Flexible System Configuration

The FiberMaxHP is available with three- to six-axes of direct-drive alignment axes allowing the platform to be specified with the exact number of axes needed for the application. Since many applications require manual adjustment of fixtures and parts for a one-time initial alignment, the FiberMaxHP comes with one- to three-axes of manual angular alignment axes with ±2° of motion. These manual adjustment axes mount directly to the direct-drive platform and offer a more economical approach to alignment when adjustment is not frequently required.

Aerotech has many years of experience providing solutions to the photonics industry. We realize that your application may be unique and require customization. The FiberMaxHP is a modular design and can be easily customized with special arrangement of axes, fixturing, and mounting patterns to meet the needs of your specific application.

Specifications

FiberMaxHP Specifications

FiberMaxHP-ZXY-ZXYT-ZXYR-ZXYP
Travels X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
T: 20 deg
X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
R: 20 deg
X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
P: 20 deg
Accuracy(2,3) Standard X: ±3.0 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±3.5 μm
X: ±4.2 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±4.7 μm
T: ±25 μrad
X: ±4.2 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±4.7 μm
R: ±90 μrad
X: ±4.2 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±4.7 μm
P: ±90 μrad
PLUS X: ±300 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±300 nm
X: ±300 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±300 nm
T: ± 8 μrad
X: ±300 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±300 nm
R: ±30 μrad
X: ±300 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±300 nm
P: ±30 μrad
Resolution (Min. Incremental Motion) 2 nm X/Y/Z: 2 nm
T: 0.05 μrad
X/Y/Z: 2 nm
R: 0.25 μrad
X/Y/Z: 2 nm
P: 0.25 μrad
Bidirectional Repeatability(3) ±150 nm X/Z: ±175 nm
Y: ±150 nm
T: ±3.5 μrad
X/Z: ±175 nm
Y: ±150 nm
R: ±18 μrad
X/Z: ±175 nm
Y: ±150 nm
P: ±18 μrad
Maximum Speed(4) X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
T: 120 deg/s
X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
R: 150 deg/s
X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
P: 150 deg/s
Load Capacity(5) 2 kg 1.5 kg 1.5 kg 1.5 kg
Stage Mass 6.0 kg 7.5 kg 6.5 kg 6.5 kg
Material Anodized Aluminum
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 30,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Values listed are per axis measured 20 mm off of top mounting platform.
  2. Requires Aerotech controller.
  3. Certified with each system.
  4. Requires the selection of an appropriate amplifier with sufficient voltage and current.
  5. On-axis loading.

 

FiberMaxHP-ZXYTR-ZXYTP-ZXYTPR
Travels X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
T: 20 deg
R: 20 deg
X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
T: 20 deg
P: 20 deg
X: 50 mm
Y: 3 mm
Z: 50 mm
T: 20 deg
P: 20 deg
R: 20 deg
Accuracy(2,3) Standard X: ±5.5 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±6.0 μm
T: ±25 μrad
R: ±90 μrad
X: ±5.5 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±6.0 μm
T: ±25 μrad
P: ±90 μrad
X: ±6.5 μm
Y: ±2.0 μm
Z: ±7.0 μm
T: ±25 μrad
P/R: ±90 μrad
PLUS X: ±350 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±350 nm
T: ±8 μrad
R: ±30 μrad
X: ±350 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±350 nm
T: ±8 μrad
P: ±30 μrad
X: ±400 nm
Y: ±200 nm
Z: ±400 nm
T: ±8 μrad
P/R: ±30 μrad
Resolution (Min. Incremental Motion) X/Z: 3 nm
Y: 2 nm
T: 0.05 μrad
R: 0.25 μrad
X/Z: 3 nm
Y: 2 nm
T: 0.05 μrad
P: 0.25 μrad
X/Z: 4 nm
Y: 2 nm
T: 0.05 μrad
P/R: 0.25 μrad
Bidirectional Repeatability(3) X/Z: ±200 nm
Y: ±150 nm
T: ±3.5 μrad
R: ±18 μrad
X/Z: ±200 nm
Y: ±150 nm
T: ±3.5 μrad
P: ±18 μrad
X/Z: ±250 nm
Y: ±150 nm
T: ±3.5 μrad
P/R: ±18 μrad
Maximum Speed(4) X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
T: 120 deg/s
R: 150 deg/s
X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
T: 120 deg/s
P: 150 deg/s
X: 400 mm/s
Y: 75 mm/s
Z: 200 mm/s
T: 120 deg/s
P/R: 150 deg/s
Load Capacity(5) 1 kg 1 kg 1 kg
Stage Mass 8.0 kg 8.0 kg 9.0 kg
Material Anodized Aluminum
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 30,000 Hours

    Notes:

    1. Values listed are per axis measured 20 mm off of top mounting platform.
    2. Requires Aerotech controller.
    3. Certified with each system.
    4. Requires the selection of an appropriate amplifier with sufficient voltage and current.
    5. On-axis loading.

    Electrical Specifications

    Drive System Brushless Servomotor
    Feedback Noncontact Linear Encoder
    Maximum Bus Voltage 340 VDC
    Limit Switches 5 V, Normally Closed
    Home Switch Near Center of Travel

    Recommended Controller

    A3200 Npaq MXR
    Npaq MR-MXH
    Ndrive ML-MXH

    Note: Linear amplifiers are required to achieve the listed specifications. Other options are available.

    • Modular Design
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    • With ANT-95
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    Dimensions

    • FiberMaxHP-ZXY
      FiberMaxHP-ZXY
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYT
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYT
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYP
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYP
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYR
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYR
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYTP
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYTP
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYTR
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYTR
    • FiberMaxHP-ZXYTPR
      FiberMaxHP-ZXYTPR
    • MADJ-1
      MADJ-1
    • MADJ-2A
      MADJ-2A
    • MADJ-2B
      MADJ-2B
    • MADJ-3
      MADJ-3
    • FiberMaxHP-MP
      FiberMaxHP-MP
    • FiberMaxHP-ACP
      FiberMaxHP-ACP
    • AP-ANT95R-50G
      AP-ANT95R-50G
    • AP-ANT95R-90G
      AP-ANT95R-90G

    Ordering Information

    FiberMaxHP Series Multi-Axis Photonics Alignment System

    OptionDescription
    FiberMaxHP-ZXY 3-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYT 4-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; T: 20 deg
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYP 4-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; P: 20 deg
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYR 4-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; R: 20 deg
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYTP 5-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; T: 20 deg; P: 20 deg
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYTR 5-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; T: 20 deg; R: 20 deg
    FiberMaxHP-ZXYTPR 6-axis fiber alignment platform with non-contact, direct-drive motor. Travels — Z: 50 mm; X: 50 mm; Y: 3 mm; T: 20 deg; P: 20 deg; R: 20 deg

    Performance Level (Required)

    OptionDescription
    -PL1 Standard performance
    -PL3 PLUS performance

    Manual Adjustment (Optional)

    OptionDescription
    -ADJ1 3-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [yaw/pitch/roll] (Used on model: -ZXY)
    -ADJ2 2-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [pitch/roll] (Used on model: -ZXY & -ZXYT)
    -ADJ3 2-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [yaw/pitch] (Used on model: -ZXY &-ZXYR)
    -ADJ4 2-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [yaw/roll] (Used on model: -ZXY & -ZXYP)
    -ADJ5 1-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [pitch] (Used on model: -ZXY &-ZXYTR)
    -ADJ6 1-axis; ±2 degree manual adjustment [roll] (Used on model: -ZXY & -ZXYTP)

    Mounting Plate (Optional)

    OptionDescription
    -MP1 Mounting plate for English/metric optical table mounting

    Accessories (Ordered as Seperate Line Items)

    OptionDescription
    MADJ-1 1-axis; manual [pitch or roll] adjustment; ±2 degree
    MADJ-2A 2-axis; manual [pitch or roll] adjustment; ±2 degree per axis
    MADJ-2B 2-axis; manual [yaw/pitch or yaw/roll] adjustment; ±2 degree per axis
    MADJ-3 3-axis; manual [yaw/pitch/roll] adjustment; ±2 degree per axis
    AP-ANT95R-50G Adapter plate kit; mounts ANT-20-50G to ANT95-R
    AP-ANT95R-90G Adapter plate kit; mounts ANT-20-90G to ANT95-R