An nPoint motion control or positioning system is comprised of four elements: Piezo actuators providing motion Mechanical translation mechanism (stage) Position sensor Control electronics to maintain the desired position To realize positioning at nanometer levels of precision, these four elements need to be carefully designed and optimized. The desired attributes of a nanopositioner are extremely […]
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A nanopositioner is a mechanical stage that consists of a movable component inside a rigid frame. The movable and static portions are electrodischarge machined (EDM) from a monolithic block and connected by flexure “hinges.” The movable component can move in any or all of three translational axes, as well as in angular axes such as […]