Data sheet: Ensemble Lab control platform from Aerotech
Ensemble Lab data sheet
Aerotech’s Ensemble Lab control platform is designed to make it easier to automate laboratory and light industrial manufacturing applications. For more complex operations, the system’s onboard memory stores programs that can be accessed from the front panel or through remote control.
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Aerotech has introduced the Ensemble QDe — a desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for use with the Ensemble series of drives and controllers. The QDe connects to any Ensemble controller network, enabling co-ordinated motion between piezo stages and servo axes at much higher rates than other controller or drive products.
This application note outlines the procedures required to create new calibration tables and how to merge calibration tables for the Nmark CLS.
Aerotech has introduced the QNP-Z series of piezo nanopositioning stages. The QNP-Z series provides the resolution, linearity, repeatability and high dynamics required for demanding applications ranging from microscopy to optics alignment.
A large number of cylindrical laser processing applications program the laser writing campaign as if the two axes are both, in fact, linear in nature. In other words, the cylindrical pattern is ‘unrolled’ to make the shape a more typical flat workpiece. While this technique might ease the motion control programming burden, often the resulting pattern cycle time suffers due to the many directional changes the rotary axis, in particular, must undergo during laser processing.
EtherNet/IP is a communications protocol developed by Rockwell Automation, and is currently managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA). It is designed for industrial automation applications. The Aerotech Ensemble and Soloist controllers have an EtherNet/IP plugin that can be installed. The controllers have four tasks. This plugin runs on Task 3 of the controller. It also takes up the Talk 4 slot for communications. This is not inherent in the interface. Therefore, user ...