Allied Motion - ALIO Industries

Putting emotion into motion control

About ALIO

Founded in 2001, ALIO Industries is driven by a peerless team of exceptional engineers that have an obsessive focus on nanometer-level motion control, customer success, and pushing the boundaries of what is perceived as possible.

Today, ALIO offers a high-end boutique-like service, with a strong emphasis on responsiveness to our customers. As a company we have always been focused on nanometer-level precision, and as such we have a reputation, a knowledge base, and a level of stability that cannot be matched when ultra-precise and reliable motion control is demanded.

With ALIO as your partner, you are working with a robust, well-established, financially stable, globally recognized and respected brand serving a diverse base of industry leading customers. We nurture the fundamental meaning of partnership, believing results are always better when knowledge is openly shared throughout a team. This also allows us be creative and find practical motion control solutions for any application.

ALIO is powered by a team that is characterized by honesty, integrity, and passion. We focus on success not selling solutions for the sake of cash flow. This is character! This is why we have a reputation that is unparalleled in the area of nanometer-level motion control solutions.

Our Team

The ALIO team is well-known for its experience, technical know-how, and is characterized by a logical, level-headed, approach that ensures that we have an absolute focus on achieving customer goals.

We have a singular focus, and that is nano precision in motion control. We work every day for our customers with a passion and excitement that translates into innovative and bleeding-edge motion control solutions.

The ALIO team shares a common passion for precision and motion control, and the culture is one that breeds success through a “can do” attitude. We work with our customers step-by-step, nurturing a collaborative environment to ensure optimized solutions that exceed expectations.

As a vertically integrated company, ALIO has design, machining, manufacturing, metrology, and assembly teams working collaboratively under one roof, and all dedicated to the achievement of the best nano precision motion control solutions.

Passion is the common thread that runs through everyone at ALIO. We have passion in motion, passion for success, a passion to go beyond customer expectations, and a passion to produce truly innovative ground-breaking motion control solutions for our customers.

Perhaps most important of all is the character of the team at ALIO. When we talk about honesty and integrity, not only is it central to everything we do, but it means that for our customers, you can trust us to provide you with the truth.

We will never direct you to a motion control solution that is not optimal for your applications. We focus on success not selling solutions for the sake of cash flow.

This is character! This is why we have a reputation that is unparalleled in the area of precision motion control solutions.

Our Core Values

Every member of the ALIO team signs up to and lives by the core values of the company that underpin and motivate everything that we do. We firmly believe that it is the core values of a company that allow it to make its claims of competency. Without the right values, competencies and processes can be weak and produce sub-optimal customer experiences and results.

Every member of the ALIO team is characterised by dedication and integrity. We are defined by our customers’ success, dedicated to the provision of optimized solutions within budget and on time. We focus ONLY on customer satisfaction, integrity meaning that every project we work on is characterized by an honest, pragmatic and collaborative working relationship with you. By doing this we add real and tangible value to your business.

Extreme precision is our absolute focus. ALIO has existed at the cutting-edge of precision motion control for its entire 18-year history, so we own the space that other suppliers are trying to migrate to from the micron world of precision. We live and breath nanometer-level precision, it is ALL we know. . In our world-class facilities, our exceptional team consistently manufacture ultra-precise motion control solutions that exceed customer expectations.

At ALIO, we nurture the fundamental meaning of partnership. Results are always better when knowledge is openly shared throughout a team, and this also allows us be creative and find practical motion control solutions for any application.

ALIO Edge

In Latin, ALIO means “A Better Way”!

Back in 2001, ALIO began by creating “a better way” to meet demand from U.S. based technology providers and manufacturers for nano-precision robotics.

From this initial idea, there exists today an expansive product line, including Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems, linear and rotary nano-precision systems (with both mechanical and air bearings guides), and systems bespoke for atmospheric, clean room, and ultra-high vacuum environments. All ALIO’s motion control products all with TRUE NANO Positioning®.

Today, the evolution of the company has led to the launch of the patented 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. It is 100 times stiffer, 30 times faster, has unrivalled path precision, and exhibits 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®, and it is therefore the cost-competitive solution for ANY 6-D motion and precision needs.

Another key product that ALIO has developed after years of evolution of its 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), outperfom all alternative XY motion solutions, with Point Precision® motion performance and unrivalled stiffness.

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 superior accuracy and quality is backed by the motion control industry’s ONLY 3-year warranty.

No matter your application or market, ALIO’s array of motion systems and the Micron 2 Product line of more traditional stages have a motion control solution to meet and exceed your motion needs. We deliver our systems integrated with a motion controller and supported by ALIO’s engineering team.

Company History & Important Milestones

2001

ALIO Industries was founded with a focus on nanometer precision motion, quality, novel and outside the box design.

2002

First Piezo Hexapod

2003

First 10-12 Vacuum Linear Motion System travelling in 50mm of stroke

2004

Two US Patents for Piezo Hexapod

2009

First Air Bearing Lift Stage with less than 10-nanometer repeatability

2010

Novel Decoupled Air Bearing Gantry System with close and open center platens

2012

Patent on Nano Z™ air bearing lift stage

2013

First Hybrid Hexapod in the world. Novel design and unmatched 5 or 6 axis precision. A true game-changer

2014

Novel Conforming Bearing on granite in straightness and flatness to greatly enhance gantry systems precision

2015

Opened new state-of-the-art facility

2016

Industry’s first Asymmetric Monolithic XY Stage

2017

First of 3 patents for Hybrid Hexapod

2018

Novel Planar Rotary Air Bearing Stage for new Fritz Metrology platform

2020

Angulares™ Hybrid Hexapod, the industry’s only precision 6-DOF positioner with 60o tip/tilt range

2021

Patent for Planar Rotary Air Bearing Stage

2021

Acquired by Allied Motion Technologies

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