ALIO Industries Showcases Movement Management Options for Precision Optical Purposes at Photonics West


On the upcoming Photonics West exhibition  January 31st to  February 2nd in San Francisco,  main nanometer-precision movement management innovator ALIO Industries will likely be showcasing its capabilities for exacting photonic and optical fiber alignment functions on sales space 4842.

A look at any trade vertical will present the elevated use of LEDs and laser, optical glass, detectors and picture sensors, lenses, prisms, optical filters, gratings, and optical fibers. There may be additionally a rising demand for the adoption of silicon photonic chips utilizing gentle alerts quite than electrical energy.

Within the manufacturing of programs based mostly on photonic chips, correct and repeatable optical fiber aligment and fixation are key. Certainly for any precision gadgets utilizing optical elements related manufacturing processes — which can embody the alignment and attachment of free-space optics, the attachment of pigtails, fiber arrays, and waveguides coupled to varied varieties of gentle supply, and the meeting and testing of hybrid opto-electronic gadgets and high-power laser diodes — signify cutting-edge, high-precision manufacturing programs that make the most of superior automation approaches.

Invoice Hennesey, President of ALIO Industries says, “For functions such because the alignment of optical fibers or optical gadgets it’s vitally vital that movement is managed in tip and tilt in addition to in X, Y, and Z axes. Modular system architectures are required, in order that exploratory, proof-of-process growth — in addition to high-volume manufacturing necessities and something in-between — are addressable. ALIO’s hybrid planar and point-precision movement system design is 2 orders of magnitude extra exact than any aggressive answer. They’re good for the correct, repeatable, and dependable positioning of tiny elements over hundreds of thousands of cycles if one of many major concerns is the quick positioning of multi-axis programs with superior functionalities like a number of device heart factors/heart factors of rotation, maximized usable area, and quick lively alignment. As well as, our Hybrid Hexapod® combining a precision monolithic XY stage, tripod, and steady rotation theta-Z axis and boasting lower than 100 nm three-d 6-axis level precision repeatability is a recreation changer when contemplating mission essential positioning functions.”

ALIO Industries is exclusive in having the ability to present nanometer-precise movement management programs for optical fiber alignment which requires positioning on 6 axes. Most different hexapod options available on the market can solely obtain micron-level precision repeatably, however the distinctive design of ALIO’s Hybrid Hexapod® reveals a lot increased efficiency and renders conventional hexapod kinematics out of date, with orders-of-magnitude enhancements in precision, path efficiency, pace, stiffness and a bigger work envelope with nearly limitless XY journey, and totally programmable tool-center level areas. Its nanometer-level precision makes the Hybrid Hexapod a vital expertise for mission essential photonic functions.

Hennessey continues, “For producers engaged on ultra-precise photonics functions, ALIO’s nanometer-precise hybrid planar and Hybrid Hexapod® movement management options are true enabling applied sciences. The Hybrid Hexapod®, for instance, because of using high-dynamic non-contact linear motors, can obtain velocities from microns per second to tons of of millimetres per second; 1-2 orders of magnitude higher bi-directional repeatability compared with typical hexapods; nanometer degree step sizes; no backlash; no hysteresis; smoother, straighter, flatter movement; and a imply time between failures of over 80,000 hours! The Hybrid Hexapod® expertise permits for the supply of documented proof of efficiency over all 6DOF of a physique in movement on the nanometer degree of precision. As such it’s distinctive, and explains why ALIO is now working with main blue-chip OEMs within the photonics sector that are innovating and attaining successes beforehand unattainable.”

Come and go to the ALIO staff at Photonics West and see how we are able to tailor movement management options to match your exacting functions.



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