Handshake stabilization in microsurgery

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute demonstrates a new surgical tool using New Scale’s piezoelectric micro hexapod.   This video, from the Surgical Mechatronics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, shows how the new “Micron” handheld tool...

Custom micro beam steering solutions

New Scale’s miniature M3 beam steering modules are designed for precise point-to-point positioning and dynamic movements up to 1K Hz. The direct-drive piezoelectric motors inside the modules hold position with zero power and no servo jitter. The effects of external vibrations on the mirror position are highly damped. M3 smart modules have fully-integrated closed loop controllers and communicate directly with your system processor over a standard serial interface. They have low drive voltage and low power use, making them ideal for portable instruments. This tech bulletin describes three types of beam steering solutions: a two-mirror system with galvo-type motion, a single-mirror solution with a tilting around a central pivot, and a dual-wedge Risley device.
SEE ALSO: our standard M3-RS rotary stages for beam steering using a familiar galvano-scanner style form factor.

ECN Impact Award for mechatronic module

ECN Impact Award for mechatronic module

New Scale Technologies won the 2015 ECN Impact Award for Electromechanical / Mechanical Devices with the M3-LS Linear Smart Stage, one of the company’s innovative all-in-one micromechatronic modules.

Inside the M3 all-in-one smart module

Piezo motor, built-in controller and precision mechanical guides create a complete, tiny, and precise motion module.   An M3 smart module has everything you need integrated right into the module. It is the smallest, easiest-to-integrate motion solution and ensures...

M3-FS precision miniature focus system developers’ kit

Precision focus for the smallest OEM cameras in handheld, portable and mobile instruments.   This is the developer’s kit for our new, high-precision M3-FS focus module for OEM system designers. It’s a miniature focus system that you can use in your new handheld,...

M3-LS-1.8 Linear Smart Stage Developer’s Kit

World’s only all-in-one micropositioning stage has embedded drive electronics for smallest size and unmatched ease of use in OEM systems.   The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage built for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM...
New Scale earns fifteenth patent in twelve years

New Scale earns fifteenth patent in twelve years

New piezoelectric haptic actuator features small size, non-magnetic operation, and ability to run distinct programmable vibration patterns for high-resolution haptic displays and other systems. The new patent covers a linear VIBE actuator, which generates vibrations by linear movement of the motor mass itself.

M3-FS and M3-F focus modules in embedded vision system design

M3-FS and M3-F focus modules in embedded vision system design

New Scale M3-F S and M3-F focus modules mount directly to a printed circuit board over a CCD or CMOS image sensor. These tiny modules add precision focus to OEM cameras while preserving their compact size advantage. They accept high-level motion commands directly from your ISP – no additional control board is needed.

The module accepts standard threaded lens assemblies and is only slightly larger than the lens assembly. It provides millimeters of lens motion with 0.5 μm resolution. The new M3-FS has the added benefits of high dynamic stability, minimizing pixel shift when the camera is moving and changing orientation.

The M3-F is a single-lens system with embedded closed-loop drive for high repeatability with low external processing requirements.

New Scale patents miniature piezo vibe motor

New Scale patents miniature piezo vibe motor

Developed for mobile devices, New Scale’s newly patented piezo vibe motor is 33% smaller than DC vibe motors and generates no magnetic interference with compasses or other sensors in the device. Smaller, non-magnetic vibration motor can replace DC vibration motor in...