Precision micro beam-steering systems simplify move to handheld instruments
Published in Laser Focus World July 2015 by Jeff Kramer and David Henderson
Beam-steeringcomponents are an essential part of many optical systems, especially those with lasers.
Creating portable and handheld instruments requires a unique approach to packaging integration and component selection in the beam steering system.
New Scale has created three different "point-to-point" beam steering solutions. ("Point-to-point" meaning dynamic scanning rates less than 100 Hz, as opposed to video scanning systems with rates of a few kilohertz.)
Sneak preview: Micro beam steering module has familiar galvo-scanner style form factor
Using two soon-to-be-announced rotary microstages, you can create a two-axis beam steering system using the familiar galvo-scanner style configuration - with a big difference! Each positioner
including the controller is only 12 mm diameter x 12.5 mm tall. Call +1 (585) 924-4450 or
email us for preliminary specifications.
M3-LS smart stage is ACE Award finalist
New Scale was a finalist for the 2015 UBM ACE Awards
sponsored by EE Times and EDN. Our M3-LS Linear Smart Stage, one of our micromechatronic modules, competed for best new product in the Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical category.
New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics, and many other micro positioning applications. Our simple and elegant solutions deliver best-in-class performance in handheld, portable and mobile instruments for medical, scientific and industrial applications. Our customers benefit from complete, "all-in-one" motion solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements and easily integrated into their next-generation instruments. Contact us.