Newport Corporation has introduced the HXP1000 Hexapod, a high-load, six-axis parallel kinematic positioning system that can accommodate a centered load of 450kg or a load of 200kg in any orientation.
The large hexapod measures 550mm in diameter and 395mm at its nominal height. Key features include long travel ranges, fast speeds, high stiffness and stability, and two software-settable pivot points.
The HXP1000 Hexapod can be used for motion positioning tasks that require up to six degrees of motion and flexible coordinate systems or pivot points. Applications include optics and satellite assembly and testing, wafer alignment and bonding, X-ray diffraction, biotechnology, surgery, materials analysis, astronomy, micro-machining/micro-manipulation, sensor calibration, and simulation.