Motion Control – Measure Very Small Angular Displacements of Very Small Components with Low Cost Digital Autocollimator!

Motion Control – Miniature Autocollimator

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Forestville, CA,   —  The AC201 Digital Autocollimator is a high performance 2-axis non-contact digital angular displacement sensors. This new series of digital autocollimators builds on the field proven AC400 digital autocollimators previously offered. Like the AC400 series this new generation of autocollimators were specifically developed for companies that produce instrumentation or tooling requiring high precision alignment.

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The AC201 Digital Autocollimator is a high performance 2-axis non-contact digital angular displacement sensors. This new series of digital autocollimators builds on the field proven AC400 digital autocollimators previously offered. Like the AC400 series this new generation of autocollimators were specifically developed for companies that produce instrumentation or tooling requiring high precision alignment. Read more »

High Performance Ultra Compact Stepper Motor Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions!

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Forestville, CA, – — The motion control SMS12 Linear Stepper Motor stage is an ultra compact stage that provides up to 12 millimeters of linear motion. This stage offers near sub-micron resolution with the ability to accelerate a small load at 2G’s. A non-contact home sensor provides a reference position with repeatability of a couple microns. It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and modest-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. Read more »

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions

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Forestville, CA, —The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.  Note that this motor is normally configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a digital quadrature feedback element. Read more »

Motion Control – High Speed, High Force, Sub-micron Positioning, Voice Coil Stage Features 20 mm Aperture!

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Forestville, CA, — — High speed, high force, sub-micron, >300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self contained, compact, and can be mounted in a horizontal or vertical axis. The high speed, 20 mm (0.7874 in.) travel, Equipment Solutions’ Motion Control VCS-2020 Voice Coil Stage features a 20 mm dia. aperture. An integrated Analog position feedback sensor assures 100 nanometer (3.937 10-6 in.) repeatability. This compact voice coil stage is ideal for such micro-positioning applications as: Scanning interferometry, disk drive testing, auto focus systems, surface structure analysis, confocal microscopy, biotechnology, and semiconductor test equipment.


motion control - miniature componentsThe compact 117 mm 75 mm 81 mm (4.60 in. 2.96 in. 3.18 in.), low mass, voice coil stage is a fully self-contained system including a high precision cross roller stage, voice coil actuator, analog position sensor, servo amplifier and servo controller. The low inertia cross roller stage is integral to the standard threaded “C” lens mount and motor coil for tip/tilt free motion. Custom lens mounts are available. The voice coil motor is rated at 17.8 N (4 lbs.) continuous force and 71.8 N (16 lbs.) peak for 10 seconds and is clean room compatible. For easy integration into a new or existing application the VCS-10H Voice Coil Stage has multiple sets of mounting holes on several surfaces.

Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Linear Motion Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time.

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The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

The VCS-1010D motion control linear position stage (pictured) features a 10 mm clear aperture and a 1 μm resolution digital position sensor, with differential quadrature outputs and a center index pulse. The highly responsive, frictionless voice coil motor has been optimized to keep the moving mass as low as possible for the fastest response times, and it has the lowest electrical noise of any motor type.

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These compact 76 X 41 X 38 millimeter motion control stages weigh only 255 grams and can be operated horizontally or vertically. Multiple sets of mounting holes allow for easy integration into new or existing applications. These versatile VCS-10 linear positioning stages can be custom configured to meet the users requirements. As an example, is the custom VCS-1010D (pictured right) with a 6mm lens and manual cross-axis adjustments.

Equipment Solutions is a leading authority in the field of voice coil motion control. Recognizing that exceptional performance can only be achieved through a system level approach, ESI also has extensive servo electronics expertise. Equipment Solutions motors and actuators are used in markets ranging from applications where our actuators delicately guide a laser beam over an eye as part of a vision enhancement procedure to military hardware that is battlefield certified, and everything in between.

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With a time-to-market as short as four weeks, Equipment Solutions has maintained innovative, high quality products. Equipment Solutions, never loses sight of the value of listening very carefully to client input, nurturing a cooperative working relationship, understanding the big picture but never losing sight of the small details that describe it, and perhaps most importantly, following through with after delivery support.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Motion Control – SMS Linear Motion Stages from Equipment Solutions feature <1Micron Repeatability

SMS Series Linear Motion Stages

SMS Series Linear Motion Stages

feature <1Micron Repeatability  

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Equipment Solutions Is In The News!

Forestville, CA — – Equipment Solutions is in the news!  These are just some of the many Editorials published featuring Equipment Solutions components.


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http://www.photonics.com/Product.aspx?PRID=57230

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New Equipment Digest (NED)
http://www.newequipment.com/Main/Products/Linear-Focus-Actuator-40413.aspx

Industrial Equipment News (IEN)
http://www.ien.com/product/motion-control-positioner/190516

Product Design & Development (PD&D)
http://www.pddnet.com/product-releases/2011/11/rvc-5-rotational-voice-coil-motor

Product Design & Development (PD&D)
http://www.pddnet.com/product-releases/2011/03/voice-coil-stage-20-mm-aperture

NASA Tech Briefs
http://www.medicaldesignbriefs.com/component/content/article/1107-mdb/products/10446

NASA Tech Briefs
http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/25-ntb/features/products-of-the-month/12901

Medical Design Technology
http://www.mdtmag.com/product-releases/2013/10/linear-stage-features-sub-micron-positioning-and-high-acceleration

ECN
http://www.ecnmag.com/product-releases/2008/09/linear-positioning-stage-offers-micron-bidirectional-repeatability

Laser Focus World
http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2011/04/equipment-solutions-voice-coil-stages-offer-positioning-resolution-300-nm.html

Medical Device & Diagnostic Industries (MDDI)
http://www.mddionline.com/article/rotational-voice-coil-stage-uses-flexure-bearing

ECN
http://www.ecnmag.com/product-releases/2011/12/rotational-voice-coil-motor-establishes-new-standard

Medical Device & Diagnostic Industries (MDDI)
http://www.mddionline.com/article/voice-coil-stage-can-be-mounted-horizontally-or-vertically

BioPhotonics
http://www.mddionline.com/article/voice-coil-stage-can-be-mounted-horizontally-or-vertically

Photonics
http://www.photonics.com/Product.aspx?PID=6&VID=35&IID=260&PRID=34885

Photonics Spectra
http://www.photonics.com/Product.aspx?PID=5&VID=21&IID=148&PRID=31750

Industrial Equipment News (IEN)
http://www.ien.com/product/rotational-voice-coil/171078

BioPhotonics
http://www.photonics.com/Product.aspx?PID=1&VID=46&IID=316&PRID=37718

Industrial Equipment News (IEN)
http://www.ien.com/product/optical-positioning-system/134049

Photonics Spectra
http://www.photonics.com/Product.aspx?PID=5&VID=19&IID=117&PRID=21808

Industrial Equipment News (IEN)
http://www.ien.com/article/optical-positioning-system/134049

Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Linear Focus Actuator Features, 20 mm Clear Optical Path, <50 nanometer Repeatability, and <3 miliseconds Response Time!

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Forestville, CA — – The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions is a high performance compact motion control positioner, specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. The LFA-2010 actuator has a 10 mm range of motion with <50 nanometer positioning repeatability, and a small step response of time of <3 milliseconds. This high force, low noise voice coil motor is typically configured with an analog position feedback sensor and can be optionally equipped with a 1um resolution digital quadrature feedback element.

An important feature of this product is it’s innovative tubular architecture. This allows the 20 mm clear optical path to go directly through the middle of the motor. The patented dual ‘Flexures system’ has zero stiction/friction.  For mounting optics a standard C-mount is provided, or an optional 12.7mm diameter lens socket. The C-mount provides options for adapters to common microscope objectives like DIN or M25 or M26. The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, biotechnology, and semiconductor test equipment.

The LFA-2010 Linear Focus Actuator can be supplied “Plug-and-Play,” with the SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier, a matching power supply, and necessary cabling for easy integration into new and existing applications.

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Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Linear Motion Stage – High Speed, High Force, Sub-micron Positioning, Voice Coil Stage Features 20 mm Aperture!

Equipment Solutions Motion Control Voice Coil Positioning Stage

Forestville, CA, — — High speed, high force, sub-micron, >300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self contained, compact, and can be mounted in a horizontal or vertical axis. The high speed, 20 mm (0.7874 in.) travel, Equipment Solutions’ Linear Motion VCS-2020 Voice Coil Stage features a 20 mm dia. aperture. An integrated Analog position feedback sensor assures 100 nanometer (3.937 10-6 in.) repeatability. This compact voice coil stage is ideal for such micro-positioning applications as: Scanning interferometry, disk drive testing, auto focus systems, surface structure analysis, confocal microscopy, biotechnology, and semiconductor test equipment.


motion control - miniature componentsThe compact 117 mm 75 mm 81 mm (4.60 in. 2.96 in. 3.18 in.), low mass, voice coil stage is a fully self-contained system including a high precision cross roller stage, voice coil actuator, analog position sensor, servo amplifier and servo controller. The low inertia cross roller stage is integral to the standard threaded “C” lens mount and motor coil for tip/tilt free motion. Custom lens mounts are available. The voice coil motor is rated at 17.8 N (4 lbs.) continuous force and 71.8 N (16 lbs.) peak for 10 seconds and is clean room compatible. For easy integration into a new or existing application the VCS-10H Voice Coil Stage has multiple sets of mounting holes on several surfaces.
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Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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Motion Control – Rotational Voice Coil Stage Offers Galvo Like Performance at a Fraction of the Size and Cost!

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The Motion Control RVC-9025 Rotational Voice Coil Stage provides a means to quickly and repeatably steer an optical beam with a diameter of up to 25 millimeters over 90° with 25 microradians of resolution.

Forestville, CA, — The motion control RVC-9025 provides galvo like performance at a fraction of the size and cost. It is capable of positioning a mirror anywhere within its ±22.5° mechanical range in about a millisecond with micro-radian resolution. The RVC-9025 also integrates a complete high-performance servo amplifier with both USB and low-level electrical interface. The choice is yours, you pick the interface that fits within your system architecture. All of this in a package that is about 60 x 30 x 20 millimeters, about the size of your thumb. The RVC-9025 uses the highest quality ball bearings available to support a lifetime of uncompromising performance. If your application requires rapid beam steering over a range of angles that exceeds the capabilities of today’s galvos the RVC-9025 should be at the top of your list. Straight forward integration, flexible interfaces, easy to use, reliability you can count on, the RVC-9025 Rotational Voice Coil Stage can help to make your next project a real success.

The Mirror: The mirror is an integral part of the motion control RVC-9025 and is usually specified at time of order. The mirror and its associated inertia will largely predict the overall step and settle time of the actuator. With that in mind the user should careful consider parameters surrounding the mirror including its shape and flatness. The mirror should be no wider than absolutely necessary and sufficiently long to accommodate the beam elongation as a consequence of the tilting process. Mirror flatness will largely dictate its thickness and overall inertia. In special cases, mirror thickness and its affects on inertia can be managed using costlier materials such as beryllium that have a higher specific stiffness. As the mirror thickness grows, its front surface will proportionally move further off the rotational axis which in some cases can be undesirable. Other parameters including coating and scratch/dig need to be included to fully describe the mirror. While a mirror is probably the most common payload other customer supplied or specified loads can be used such as gratings.

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Position Sensor: The motion control RVC-9025 is able to position its mirror with a resolution of 25 micro-radians in a large part because of the high-resolution sensor it uses. The analog nature of its non-contact sensor also makes it noise limited by adjusting its bandwidth. Careful control and optimization of the sensor signal permits the servo to operate at a higher bandwidth and thereby having a higher stiffness and exceptionally low positioning wander or hysteresis.

Voice Coil Motor: The motion control RVC-9025 includes a high efficiency voice coil motor–somtimes referred to as a single phase DC motor. The motor coil is directly coupled to the mirror support beam and position sensor. That tight and rigid coupling of the load, actuator and sensor assures exceptional position repeatability and step-and-settle times. The high efficency of the motor coil yields a small and light-weight coil that adds little of the overall motion inertia.

Integrated Elecgtronics:The motion control RVC-9025 includes a highly miniaturized servo amplifier and controller. The mirror position can be controlled through either the USB and its 16-bit DAC or an analog input signal. At the same time mirror position can be monitored from and analog output or the USB and an optional 16-bit ADC. The auxillary input header also provides a means to enable the amplfier and monitor it for faults. Thereby supporting a configuration for a deeply embeded and autonomous device.

Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems. ESI’s products range from galvanometer amplifiers with an integrated arbitrary waveform generator, to high-resolution displacement sensors, voice coil and stepper motor stages, amplifiers and controllers.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions,Inc. Mailing Address – PO Box 159, Forestville, CA 95436; Shipping Address 6490 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436; Tel: 408-245-7162, Fax: 408-245-7160, E-Mail: info@equipsolutions.com or visit the Website at http://www.equipsolutions.com


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