About ALIO Industries
ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs with American technology and manufacturing. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line. ALIO systems vary from Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems, linear and rotary nano-precision systems with both mechanical and air bearings guides to systems in atmospheric, clean room, and ultra-high vacuum environments all with TRUE NANO Positioning®.
The evolution of these initial products has yielded a revolutionary new product, the Patent Pending Hybrid Hexapod®, which is a game changer for 5 and 6 axis motion performance. The Hybrid Hexapod is orders of magnitude more precise than traditional Hexapods. With superior features making it 100 times stiffer, 30 times faster, unmatched path precision, and 10 times the usable work envelope for the same XYZ travels of a Hexapod. There are absolutely no performance, precision, or quality advantages of choosing a traditional Hexapod versus a Hybrid Hexapod®. With all these advantages, ALIO’s Hybrid Hexapod® is a cost-competitive solution for your 6-D motion and precision needs.
Another key product that ALIO has developed from our years of evolution of the True Nano® single axis stages is the monolithic XY stage product family with extreme 6-D Nano Precision®. The ALIO monolithic XY stages, with enclosed center and open center, exceed all contenders of XY motion with Point Precision® motion performance and stiffness that rival other manufacturers’ air bearing XY stage designs.
ALIO’s linear stages, patented Nano Z® lift, mechanical Z lift, and rotary stage lines were designed to excel at nanometer precision motion performance. Our unmatched quality is backed by the Industry’s First 3-Year Warranty.
ALIO current product offering exceeds 350 standard products including our new Micron 2 line of more traditional stages with the ALIO difference incorporated in them to give advantages in precision and quality.
No matter the application or market segment, ALIO Motion Systems and the Micron 2 Product line have a motion system solution to meet and exceed your motion needs. ALIO delivers our systems integrated with a motion controller and supported by ALIO’s engineering team. Let us show you how our Performance, Precision, Quality, and Support are making ALIO stand out among our competition.
ALIO Industries Mission Statement
It is not enough to just simply exist in this world but we all must strive to make it better for our families and especially for those who follow. Creating products that enable novel and revolutionary processes is our passion at ALIO while making sure we never sacrifice character or sacrifice our environment. Our novel products have changed many processes from new medical drug discoveries and drug delivery to reducing manufacturing waste with precision quality parts all becoming reality with ALIO's novel precision motion systems. At ALIO, we are all proud to be considered the precision and quality leader for novel new motion applications around the world solving new and decade old motion precision issues for a better world and better healthy life. Our commitment to excellence is unmatched in all our products as well to our environment. ALIO's new headquarter is a very green facility with geo-thermal cooling and heating, solar cells fill our roof and generate electricity for ourselves and for the grid. We are proud to have a fleet of electric company cars with EV stations in the front of our building for ALIO autos and for others to use, all supplied by our rooftop solar farm.
Thank you for considering ALIO for your next motion system needs and especially thank you to our loyal customers that continue to purchase our Hybrid Hexapod®, monolithic XY stages, air bearing systems and other products over and over again for all these years.
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ALIO Management Team
Bill Hennessey, Founder & CEO
C. William (Bill) Hennessey founder, ALIO Industries in 2001 with dreams of designing the world’s most precise, highest quality 6 Axis Robot and manufacture it in the USA. ALIO means a ‘better way’ in Latin thus the foundation of the company was set on thinking outside the box for all products. The evolution of ALIO over the past 18 years has been amazing with over 350 standard products plus unmatched precision and quality.
To understand Bill’s passion and drive you need to understand his humble beginning from growing up in an Irish logging village in Maine to his professional career steps to where he is today.
In 1979 as a young engineer at Jones & Lamson in Precision Valley, Vermont he was designing and testing CNC Lathes with very talented precision engineers. Learning metrology, robot integration and mechanical precision designs initialized a path that still holds true today.
After a brief stop at LeBlond Makino, where another once proud American company had already succumbed to Asian flood of cheap machine tools and sold to Makino, Bill found his second most technology influencing company, Cincinnati Milacron.
Cincinnati Milacron once the world’s largest machine tool company plus later the largest and leading inventor of industrial robots both with superior technology and industry-leading patents. Working with the first electric robots while phasing out the hydraulic T3 robotic technology was as challenging and educational experience as could be. Life lessons learned at Milacron are still in play at ALIO today. T3 means tomorrows technology today so as Milacron lead the world of robotic technology, ALIO's mission is also to design and build products with unmatched precision, performance, and quality while maintaining our eye on new possible designs and business opportunities.
Other years at Motoman Yaskawa robotic and Chesapeake Laser Systems, Bill’s experience in metrology, robotics and machine tools was the further sealed in concrete for ALIO today with technical leadership in all these areas.
ALIO’s mission to design and build products with unmatched precision, performance, and quality while maintaining a high level of character, respecting future generations and trying to leave the company and the environment we live in better than we found it. ALIO’s focus has been molded from the past to keep developing new products, technology applications and never resting on our past success while keeping a sharp eye on the world business matrix to keep the company prospering in the USA.
Balancing passion for most importantly being a father and husband with robotics, automobiles plus sailing the Caribbean is what keeps him focused and energize daily.
Bill has been a serial entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, robotics sales leader and marketing professional in the robotics, lasers and automation fields with over 40 years of experience at large international corporations and small start-ups. Bill has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Maine.
Nathan Brown, Vice President of Engineering
Prior to joining ALIO, Nathan was a mechanical engineer for Applied Materials Vacuum Robotics division, which designed, tested, and supported vacuum robotics systems across all Applied Materials product lines and product groups. He had design engineering authority of the 200mm vacuum robot family and was a key engineer in multiple improvement projects that focused on new automation challenges. Additionally, Nathan developed and executed comprehensive reliability, robustness, and failure analysis testing programs for multiple next generation robotics systems and vacuum bearings. Nathan has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Walter Silvesky, Vice President of Sales
Walter brings to ALIO nearly three decades of industry experience in precision automation having spent more than 27 years with Newport Corporation leading multi-disciplined sales and marketing teams in developing key U.S. based and international accounts for industries including; semiconductor, laser machining, metrology, life and health sciences, aerospace and defense, flat panel display, data storage, and photovoltaics. Walter holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the College of Aeronautics in New York.