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Precision Motion Control: Six Elements To Consider for Photonics and Optics Alignment Applications

Advancements in silicon photonic and micro-optic technologies are driving the need to perform precision alignments down to sub-micrometer levels. As cutting-edge optical and photonic processes demand increasingly smaller, nanometer-scale tolerances, precision motion control is more important than ever. Achieving these alignments is crucial to quality – misalignments of even a few micrometers can result in significant power losses. As emerging chip-level functionalities and device miniaturization intensify the demand for nanopositioning technology, there is a correlated need for solutions that balance speed and precision – reducing process cycle times without compromising on quality.

Precision Motion Control for Photonics: 5 Keys to Success

It’s no surprise that the global silicon photonics market is growing rapidly. The ever-increasing demand for lightning-fast data rates and communication speeds, coupled with the push to optimize device size and packaging, is driving industry growth at double-digit rates. In fact, silicon-photonic transceivers are expected to represent at least 30% of the total transceiver market by 2027. Organizations must be prepared to move with the market or be left behind.
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Enhanced Scanner Control (ESC) – Advanced Control Algorithm for Laser Scan Head Motion

To achieve high-quality outcomes in high-precision laser processing applications, precision and speed are critical. Traditional laser scan heads often struggle with the trade-off between speed and accuracy, especially in applications requiring intricate motion patterns that demand high-frequency and high-acceleration motion. ESC addresses these challenges by using novel software algorithms to increase the dynamic limits of a given scanner hardware configuration. User benefits include reduced cycle times, enhanced throughput and superior product quality, making ESC an essential feature for industries demanding the utmost in laser processing performance.

Motion Control Technologies for Medical Device Joining Applications

Automated laser welding is often highly advantageous in medical device manufacturing due to its precision, cleanliness, and efficiency. When properly refined, it enables device OEMs to achieve the tightest of tolerances in the most intricate devices. The non-contact process reduces the risk of physical damage to delicate components, while automation enables high-speed production, enhancing efficiency and consistency.

Automation Version 2.7 Training

Welcome to the Automation1 2.7 Training. The 2.7 release includes: Beta Features – 3D plotting – Custom modules in MachineApps – Cutter offset compensation – Task variables – INI file support New Features – Modbus TCP/IP for drive-based controllers – Program variables watch window – String variables in watch window Improvements to: – The Studio Application – AeroScript programming language – Online Help – Controller – APIs – MachineApps – Drive Hardware and Firmware
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