YOUR UPDATE ON MICRO MOTION TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS
Welcome to New Scale News, your monthly update on micro motion technology and applications. This month we highlight a custom development and manufacturing milestone, and reprise our popular microstage developer's kit video.
NASA JPL Fiber Positioner Project Completed
Slim SCARA robot with integrated controllers
This month we celebrated successful completion of our program with NASA JPL/Caltech to design and manufacture the Cobra Fiber Positioner, a slender, two-stage rotary positioning system. Learn more about the Cobra Fiber Positioner
Advanced manufacturing in the USA
Over an 18-month period we manufactured and shipped Cobra assemblies with 5100 custom rotary piezo stages and controllers from our USA facility near Rochester, NY. In the process we demonstrated our effective quality systems and production efficiency. WATCH: New Scale manufacturing facility video tour (2:26)
Custom motion system development
This project is an example of our custom motion system development services. You can get started with a fixed-fee $14,000 feasibility study to learn if your idea is feasible and how we can help you turn it into reality. If we can't do it, we'll tell you who can! Learn more about our custom engineering services
This material is based upon work supported by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan under Award No.037151, the University of Japan, the John Robinson Endowment and the California Institute of Technology.
Developer's kits are now available for our newest "all-in-one" micro positioning stage
The M3-LS-3.4-15 Linear Smart Stage has a 15 mm travel range and moves loads of 200 grams (horizontal orientation) or 100 grams (vertical orientation).
This is more than 2x longer travel and 10x greater load capacity than our original M3-LS-1.8-6 micro positioning stage. Download the M3-LS-3.4-15 data sheet
Embedded controller for smallest size, easiest integration
As with all M3 modules, the piezoelectric micro motor and all drive electronics are completely integrated in the tiny stage housing. There is no external control board, making it fast and easy to integrate into OEM instruments. Learn more: See what's inside an M3 module
New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics, and many other micro positioning applications. Our tiny "all-in-one" motion modules with embedded controllers are easy to integrate into next-generation instruments for medical, scientific and industrial applications. They speed development time and deliver best-in-class performance in handheld, portable and laboratory systems. Contact us.