New Scale upgrades lifetime spec for miniature all-in-one focus module and micro stage, targeting commercial and industrial OEM applications
Miniature M3-FS Focus Module and M3-LS Linear Smart Stage with built-in controllers have new, dramatically improved lifetime specification of >10 million moves.
The M3-RS-U two-axis beam steering system with built-in controller was the most popular demo in our booth at Photonics West and Bios 2016. Here are a few of the questions that we answered most often at the show.
Miniature focus system with embedded controller is successful in dynamic stability, vibration and lifetime testing
Miniature piezoelectric smart stage — a rotary micro stage with built-in controller — enables simple, precise point-to-point beam steering
The ACE Awards, presented by EE Times and EDN, showcase the best of the best in today’s electronics industry.
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.
Developer’s kit now available: tiny all-in-one focus solution helps OEMs miniaturize analytical imaging systems
M3-FS smart module delivers high-precision focus in tiny footprint; helps OEMs miniaturize cameras for medical, industrial and commercial applications. Buy developer’s kits at Digi-Key and Mouser.
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.
Ultra-compact smart stage has 0.5 µm resolution and 6 mm stroke; operates directly from USB, SPI or I2C
Fully-integrated linear micro positioning stage has no backlash; features low run-out, tilt and yaw for precise and repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more
New Scale rotary drive system based on piezoelectric motor technology is also smaller and more precise than servo drives. It represents a major advance over servo drives for use in UAVs and micro-UAVs, micro assembly and many other applications.
New Scale’s M3-F focus modules travel to Earth’s deepest ocean trench onboard DeepSea Challenger; aid in 3D image capture
Tiny HD cameras with integrated M-F focus modules in manned submersible expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench by filmmaker and National Geographic explorer James Cameron
Innovations reduce power consumption; optimize speed and force of miniature piezo motors. Since its founding in 2002, New Scale has secured twelve US patents and numerous corresponding international patents for piezoelectric motors and motion systems with unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, fully-integrated microelectronics and intelligent firmware.