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Custom Design & Engineering of a 3 Axis Ultra High Precision Drive Stage with Linear Encoder for the semiconductor Industry

Precision Drive Stage with Linear Encoder
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Precision Drive Stage with Linear Encoder
 

At Alpine Precision, we leveraged our sister company's custom design and engineering services to develop a linear encoder drive stage for an OEM. The exceptional mechanical design ensured the linear encoder's X, Y and Z axes met the client's range of motion, resolution, repeatability and maximum velocity specifications. This sophisticated stage highlighted and advanced nano-stepping drive package and a software that stored and recalled all the axis coordinates while allowing several different forms of addressing.

When manufacturing the linear encoder drive stage, we utilized high-precision linear bearings and ball screw assemblies in addition to high-vacuum compatible step motors. The PTFE wiring provided durability as well as high-vacuum compatibility. Our rigorous and uncompromising manufacturing process combined with our in-house service and technical support ensured our customer benefited from a linear encoder drive stage that was as durable and reliable as it was precise.

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Highlights of this Custom Designed and Engineered Project for the Semiconductor Industry

Product Description This Linear Encoder was custom designed and manufactured for an OEM as a test platform for the development of a new product.
Design & Engineering Capabilities
Applied/Processes
Primary:
Design/ Engineering
Movement/Performance X Axis
  Range of Motion: 106 mm
  Resolution: 2.5 nm/step
  Repeatability: 0.1 microns
  Max Velocity: 8 mm/sec
Y Axis
  Range of Motion: 106mm
  Resolution: 2.5 nm/step
  Repeatability: 0.1 microns
  Max Velocity: 8 mm/sec
Z Axis
  Range of Motion: 5mm
  Resolution: 0.026 nm/step
  Repeatability: 0.25 microns
  Max Velocity: 0.25 mm/sec 
In process testing/inspection
performed
Helium Leaked Checked to Current Standards 
Features
  • High precision linear bearings and ball screw assemblies
  • MicroE Systems Mercury II 6800 encoder system
  • All components precision machined in house
  • High vacuum compatible step motors
  • Teflon wiring for durability and high vacuum compatibility
  • Software package for storage and recall of axis coordinates allows several different modes of addressing
    • Absolute
    • Offset absolute
    • Relative
    • 3-point alignment
Additional Facts
  • This stage was custom designed and manufactured for an OEM as a test platform for the development of a new product.
  • This stage highlights an advanced nano-stepping drive package, exceptional mechanical design and uncompromising manufacturing practices to meet the OEM's custom requirements.
  • Service and technical support are provided by our own in house service group.
Industry for Use Semiconductor Industry
Product Name Linear Encoder X/Y/Z Stage
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