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Design Features

  • 3- to 6-axis photonics alignment
  • High resolution (2 nm), repeatability (100 nm), and accuracy (300 nm)
  • Anti-creep crossed-roller bearings
  • Noncontact direct-drive linear motors
  • Direct-drive rotary and goniometer options
  • Raster, spiral, or power peaking algorithms
  • Interface to industry-standard power meters

Automated Production

As alignment accuracies, the quest for higher yields, and device volumes increase, the need for a precise, reliable, and repeatable motion system becomes increasingly important. Due to the rapidly changing nature of components and manufacturing processes, flexibility in system configuration becomes a must. Aerotech’s FAe series responds to and satisfies all of these requirements. With the selection of robust system components and decades of precision motion experience, high-volume production in a 24/7 manufacturing environment has become a reality.

Advanced Drive Technology

Only noncontact direct-drive technology offers the robust, accurate, high-speed, and high-resolution positioning necessary for mass production of precision devices. Aerotech's state-of-the-art drive technology offers industry-leading resolution combined with travels up to 160 mm and positioning speeds up to 200 mm/s. Utilizing ultra-quiet linear drives and advanced control technology, Aerotech’s FAe series offers the best position repeatability, accuracy, and in-position stability to meet the motion system requirement of higher yields.

Fast Vision Alignment and Power Scanning Algorithms

A comprehensive software toolkit provides easy access to commonly used functions. Alignment functions such as hill climbing from a power meter input, and raster, square, or circular spiral scans are easily implemented via standard functions. In addition to the automated tools, both joystick and on-screen jog control are available for manual operations.

FA95e or FA130e - Which is Right for You?

To satisfy the ongoing positioning and processing needs of the photonics manufacturing industry, Aerotech offers both the FA95e and FA130e. Both basic three-axis models can be extended with additional axes to satisfy the requirement to control motion in six axes: X, Y, Z, T (yaw), P (pitch), R (roll).

FA95e represents the more compact version (one-third of the volume of FA130e) and is ideal where space is limited. Additional axes can be attached to provide high-resolution, high-accuracy rotary motion.

Yaw rotary motion is provided by Aerotech’s ANT95-R direct-drive, high-resolution rotary actuators, while pitch and roll motion are provided by Aerotech’s advanced ANT-20G series direct-drive, high-resolution goniometers. The rotary devices offer a 20 degree angular range with industry-leading step resolution of 0.01 arc-seconds.

The FA130e is similar in construction to the FA95e but offers a larger travel and larger load carrying capability in a slightly larger envelope. Travel for the X and Y axes are selectable up to 160 millimeters.

The FA130e also accepts the ANT95-R rotary actuator and the ANT-20G goniometers, providing up to six axes of motion control.

Dimensions

FA95e



FA130e



Ordering Information

FA95e Direct-Drive, Multi-Axis Photonics Alignment System

Option Description
FA95e Proprietary direct-drive motor technology, linear-encoder-based fiber translator; XYZ axes aligned to 10 arc-sec orthogonal

XY Axis

Option Description
-25XY 25 mm x 25 mm XY travel
-50XY 50 mm x 50 mm XY travel

Z Axis

Option Description
-25Z 25 mm Z travel

Z-Axis Cable Exit

Option Description
-RH Z-axis right-hand cable exit
-LH Z-axis left-hand cable exit

Optional Rotary Axes

The axis orientation is X,Y,Z working from the bottom to the top axis. X is bottom axis, Y is middle axis, and Z is the top (vertical) axis.

Option Description
-A XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to middle-axis (Y) facing to the front
-B XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to bottom-axis (X) facing to the left
-C XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to bottom-axis (X) facing to the right

Optional Accuracy Grade

Option Description
-PLUS High-accuracy version

FA130e Direct-Drive, Multi-Axis Photonics Alignment System

Option Description
FA130e Proprietary direct-drive motor technology, linear-encoder-based fiber translator; XYZ axes aligned to 10 arc-sec orthogonal

XY Axis

Option Description
-60XY 60 mm x 60 mm XY travel
-110XY 110 mm x 100 mm XY travel
-160XY 160 mm x 160 mm XY travel

Z Axis

Option Description
-35Z 35 mm Z travel
-60Z 60 mm Z travel

Optional Rotary Axes

The axis orientation is X,Y,Z working from the bottom to the top axis. X is bottom axis, Y is middle axis, and Z is the top (vertical) axis

Option Description
-T Single rotary-axis oriented as yaw; rotation about Y-axis (ANT95-20-R)
-P Single goniometer rotary-axis oriented as pitch; rotation about Y-axis (ANT-20G)
-R Single goniometer rotary-axis oriented as roll; rotation about X-axis (ANT-20G)
Note:
  1. Other axis combinations available upon request.

Axis Orientation

The letters in the axis orientation correspond to the standard XYZ configurations detailed in Aerotech's multi-axis assembly specification. The letter indicates the orientation of the vertical axis (Z) relative to the bottom axis (X).

Option Description
-A XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to middle-axis (Y) facing to the front
-B XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to bottom-axis (X) facing to the left
-C XY cable exits in the rear; vertical axis tabletop parallel to bottom-axis (X) facing to the right

Optional Accuracy Grade

Option Description
-PLUS High-accuracy version

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