To achieve the goals of higher throughput and lower costs, NGS instrument developers are using smaller samples, parallel sequencing, and more automation. These factors necessitate miniaturization and distributed control of the photonics subsystems used in DNA sequencing instruments.
Micro Motion Blog
Building on a long-time technical sales and support relationship, Micro Technology Group has an expanded territory and is now shipping New Scale M3 products from stock
New video: Our latest micro stage with integrated controller is optimized for high-volume production. It has 10 mm of travel and fast point-to-point (non-scanning) motion.
Starting new designs with all-in-one positioning modules allows product development engineers to achieve smallest system size. Find out how.
Elektor Magazine spoke with New Scale CEO David Henderson about SQUIGGLE® micro motors, developing the world’s smallest precision motion systems, and what’s next for the company.
The innovative UK company IrisGuard is using New Scale Technologies’ Focus Module to power its iris recognition systems that serve millions of unbanked customers around the world.
Embedded motion modules enable development of complete neural probe positioning system in only a few months
Case Study: A neuroscience researcher successfully used M3-LS Linear Smart Stage assemblies for positioning of probes during in-vivo recording. New Scale engineers then collaborated on an integrated multi-probe positioning assembly to meet the needs of this market.
Case study: Piezo focus system enables portable cytometers, expands access to healthcare in resource-limited settings. A customer wanted to create a backpack-portable blood analyzer for use in resource-limited settings that do not have access to institutional laboratory instruments and services. New Scale’s miniature precision focus system helped to make it possible.
Article: New Scale’s micro beam steering solutions for handheld devices are among Laser Focus World’s Top 20 Technology Picks for 2015.
Article in Laser Focus World magazine: Fully integrated and miniaturized “point-to-point” beam steering system bypasses the issues with MEMS-based approaches and addresses the needs of many emerging markets in medicine and industry.
Article in Photonics Spectra magazine: Smart motion technologies can reduce system size and simplify integration, enabling smaller photonic instruments with full performance.
Manipulator Design and Operation of a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Handheld Tremor-Canceling Microsurgical Instrument
Technical paper published in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics by Sungwook Yang, R.A. MacLachlan and C.N. Riviere; Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Article in MDT magazine: In an effort to advance the benefits that lasers can offer to surgeons, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partnered with a motor and motion control specialist to fabricate an endoscopic laser scalpel that incorporates a remote-controlled beam steering device right in the endoscope head.
Smart electronics reduce energy consumption and improve performance of piezoelectric ultrasonic motors
Article in ECN magazine – Advances in piezo motor driver electronics reduce system power by approximately 40% while maintaining output power (motor speed) and optimal motor performance, and producing smoother, quieter motion.
Smart off-axis absolute position sensor and UTAF piezo motor enable closed-loop control of miniaturized Risley prism pair
Many optical applications require an off-axis sensor configuration to leave a clear aperture for light transmission through the center of a rotating optical element, which may be a polarizing optic, a micro filter wheel, a wedged prism or other component.
Hall effect position sensors with on-chip analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) lend themselves to very tiny systems. Using a novel implementation of these integrated linear position sensors, engineers at New Scale Technologies created a unique off-axis rotary position sensor that delivers absolute angular position information over a standard I2C serial digital interface. This sensor has a wide clear aperture, very small size and low power use. Coupled with New Scale’s tiny piezoelectric motors, it enables highly-miniaturized optical systems.
Technical paper Presented at Actuator 2012 by David Henderson, New Scale Technologies – Micro-scale smart actuator modules have recently been commercialized for imaging systems. These smart actuators enable “plug and play” integration, rapid prototyping and faster times to market.