HIGH ACCURACY POSITIONING HEXAPOD FOR ASTRONOMY
SURES hexapod is a very high accurate and stiff positioning system. Therefore it allows the adjustment and the set up of objects of up to 500 kg with high resolution and low cross-coupling (parasitic motions).
SURES hexapod is particularly adapted to the fields of space observation, astronomy and telescopes. For example it can align M2 and M3 mirrors on ground-based telescopes to realign them correctly to compensate the deformation of the structure due to gravity changes and temperature variations during the night.
The mechanics and electronic components of SURES hexapod are designed to work in cold environment as most of ground-based telescopes are installed on top of mountains in high altitude.
- Linear travel range: ± 12 mm
- Resolution: 0.1 µm / 0.5 µrad
- Repeatability: ± 0.25 µm / ± 0.5 µrad
- Payload: 500 kg
- Customizable size
Manufacturer’s website: www.symetrie.fr/en
For more hexapods, https://www.axiomoptics.com/positioning-hexapods/
A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONTROL CENTER
Controlling a parallel kinematics mechanism such as a hexapod requires fast and numerous calculations to transform the position instructions into motor current set points while permanently securing the motions.
For this, all our hexapods come with a high-performance control rack interacting with either our Graphical User Interface (GUI) or optionally directly with your software environment through an Application Programming Interface (API).
A COMPLETE AND FLEXIBLE SOLUTION
Our racks are made with:
■ a powerful multi-axis Delta Tau industrial controller
■ drivers sized to meet the needs of each application
■ input-output modules allowing various interactions with the hexapod environment.
Our robust and flexible controller solutions can be adapted to different types of motors (DC, brushless, stepper) coupled to various encoder technologies (absolute, incremental, linear, rotary).
Our controllers are compatible with our hand-held control unit in option.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ASTRONOMY HEXAPOD FOR YOU
Symetrie offers a free software, HexaSym, that makes it very easy for you to check the possible travels and load capacities of each hexapod in their range. HexaSym will allow you to select the most suitable product for your application and to test a variety of possible configurations with it.
Want to learn more about Hexapods? Visit our application page HERE.