Two-axis beam steering system developer’s kit includes two miniature,12-mm diameter rotary piezoelectric stages with embedded controllers.

Rotary piezoelectric smart stages with embedded controllers make the system smaller, easier to use than galvo systems

Victor, NY — Dec. 20, 2016— New Scale Technologies’ miniature beam steering kits and mirror positioning kits are available for purchase at Digi-Key and Mouser. The kits feature New Scale’s miniature M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stage, a piezoelectric stage with embedded closed-loop controller in a 12-mm diameter housing. This embedded motion module is more than 25 times smaller than traditional galvo scanner + external controller systems.

The DK-M3-RS-U-1M-20 Mirror Positioning Developers Kit includes one piezoelectric smart stage with an aluminum-coated mirror.

The DK-M3-RS-U-2M-20-L Beam Steering Developer’s Kit includes two piezoelectric smart stages and two aluminum-coated mirrors, along with a 650 nm collimated laser.

Both kits also include a mounting base, a test board, cables and New Scale Pathway™ Software for evaluation and system development.

Each stage rotates a mirror +/- 20 degrees at up to 1100 degrees/second with accuracy of 0.25 degrees for precise, point-to-point positioning or dynamic scanning up to 100 Hz.

The embedded controller accepts direct input of high-level motion commands from a system processor via standard digital (I2C, SPI, UART) or analog servo interface. It accepts 3.3 VDC input, making it suited for handheld and portable instruments. Applications include medical lasers and imaging systems, industrial measurement and spectroscopy instruments, and laser printing and engraving.

For complete specifications see the M3-RS Rotary Stages web page.

Developer’s Kit pricing starts at $1900

M3 embedded motion module platform delivers key benefits

The DK-M3-RS-U is part of New Scale’s M3 embedded motion module product lineup: the smallest, highest resolution, most repeatable closed-loop positioning solutions available. Each M3 smart module integrates New Scale’s patented and proprietary SQUIGGLE® or UTAF™ piezoelectric motors, drive electronics, position sensors, micro mechanical guides and control technologies. These “all in-one” smart modules plug-and-play directly with an embedded processor and provide the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost. 

About New Scale Technologies, Inc.

New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our “all-in-one” M3 Smart Modules – piezoelectric motor systems with embedded controllers – are easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. They enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.

SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark, and New Scale Pathway and UTAF are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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