Configurable Gantries

ALIO’s Micron 2 SNH cartesian gantry has 100mm XY to 1m XY travel, and up to 3.5G acceleration (controller dependent). Standard and ULTRA precision grades have <1.5µm accuracy, and linear resolution of 5nm is standard. With an ALIO controller, the gantry is precision trigger capable, and yaw compliance to command angular alignment comes as standard.

Configuration Options

Add-on items & accessories

Z-axis options

  • Linear motor or screw drive
  • Linear or rotary brake available
  • Air or pneumatic counterbalance
  • Counterbalance biased AWAY from collision
  • Position trigger capable with ALIO controller

Rotary-axis options

  • 56mm to 208mm diameter
  • Up to 20Nm torque rating
  • Kinematic equations included with ALIO controller
  • Air purge for contaminant protection
  • Position trigger capable with ALIO controller

Inverted Tripod Options

  • Linear motor or screw drive
  • Kinematic equations included with ALIO controller
  • High precision, closed-loop feedback
  • Counterbalance biased AWAY from collision (linear motor driven solutions)
  • Position trigger capable with ALIO controller

Trunnion product support dual rotary options

  • 104mm to 208mm diameter
  • Up to 20Nm torque rating
  • Kinematic equations included with ALIO controller
  • Air purge for contaminant protection
  • Position trigger capable with ALIO control
Precision Crossed Roller Bearing Linear Stages

ALIO’ Nano Precision XY Monolithic product is a 3-plate system with unmatched 6-D performance.  With years of testing, continuous design improvement, and unique manufacturing protocols, the ALIO precision crossed roller bearing stages have no equal for quality and performance. Our linear stage product family begin with 25 mm travel and go up to 400 mm of travel with motor and encoder options to fit your application needs.

Monolithic XY Linear System

ALIO’s XY monolithic True Nano® motion systems performance is unequaled for 6-D Nano Precision®. With nanometer straightness and flatness you can be assured that your point precision is True Nano®. This stage family comes with enclosed or open center versions from 50mm travel to 450mm travel. Standard axis bi-directional repeatability is less than 50 nanometers with optional 10 nanometers bi-directional repeatability for demanding metrology or manufacturing needs. Stages can come with NIST traceable data assuring nano precision not just marketing data sheet optimism.

Linear CM Servo Motor

ALIO produces CM linear servo stages for customers that need less costly True Nano® precision. CM servo motor stages still have the ALIO 6-D precision with less linear force for smaller and lower acceleration applications. The stage family uses the precision anti-skid bearings common to all other ALIO mechanical bearing products with the same 25 mm to 400 mm travel ranges.

Standard Hybrid Hexapod

ALIO’s Hybrid Hexapod® ALIO’s new, patented approach to six DoF hexapod positioning, resulting in nano-level accuracy at any working point. This makes this a unique design ideal for automated application in Photonics, Microassembly, Laser Processing or Metrology – literally any application requiring 6- degrees of freedom positioning with nanometer/arc-sec levels of incremental motion and repeatability is a good fit for this product where product sensor resolution improvements are driving the need for higher precision. It is proven, that this point-precision design is two orders of magnitude more precise than any competitive hexapod built today.As other competitive hexapods use six links to accomplish even a single DoF movement. Position errors add in this arrangement.

The modular design makes it scalable from coffee cup size to meters in height with dozens of kilograms payload, working in atmosphere or high vacuum, all with 6-D precision.

MINI Hybrid Hexapod

ALIO’s MINI Hybrid Hexapod® is ideal for automated lens alignment/bonding to CCD arrays. It has been helpful in building camera array modules, translational OIS, telescopic integrated lenses for miniature cameras used in every day products like cell phone cameras and drones. Any application requiring 6- degrees of freedom positioning with nanometer/arc-sec levels of incremental motion and repeatability is a good fit for this product where product sensor resolution improvements are driving the need for higher precision.

AngularesTM – Extra large Tip/Tilt Range Hexapod

The 60-degree tip/tilt travel of the AngularesTM Hybrid Hexapod® is by far the most angular travel range available from any 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) positioner on the market. It is perfectly suited for applications including aspheric and freeform optical metrology, silicon photonics packaging and probing, laser micro processing (non-planar substrates and taper control), wafer metrology, camera module alignment and assembly, sensor/image stabilization testing, and optical element and fiber alignment.

The AngularesTM  is capable of unlimited XY travel, Z travel for 62 mm which can be increased to 208 mm using other tripod models, tip/tilt travel of 60 degrees (+/- 30 degrees) with continuous 360 degree Theta-Z, XYZ bidirectional repeatability of less than +/- 0.6 arc-seconds, velocity up to 100 mm/second XY and Z, and less than 10 nanometers linear and 0.1 arc-seconds angular minimum incremental motion.

Special Task Hybrid Hexapods

ALIO’s modular and versatile Hybrid Hexapod® concept allows various adaptions and customization towards our customer needs. Such can range from applications with several dozens of kg load and high force requirements to totally novel design with large apertures.

High Angle Tripods

ALIO’s modular designs allow the use of high precision Tripods for applications requiring high angular movements without the need of purchasing a full six axes system. Depending on the specific type and configurations, rotational movements around the x and y axis of up to +/- 30 degree, and 360 degree around the z axis are possible. Of course, all with Nano Precision.