Aerotech Bats for Better Throughput, High Precision

Quality standards have been the optimum consideration as demand for laser processes with higher throughput has been increasing across all industries. As a result, conventional laser scanning systems quickly reach their limits.

Aerotech Inc., a global leader in precision motion control and automation, is addressing this issue promptly. Particularly, by upgrading AGV laser scan head performance through a powerful controller feature, Enhanced Scanner Control (ESC).

Boosts Productivity

The new ESC feature for Automation 1-GL4 2-axis laser scan head drives is a passive control loop enhancement. Thus, ensuring higher accuracy during the most dynamic motion.

The new ESC feature for Automation 1-GL4 2-axis laser scan head drives is a passive control loop enhancement. T

Aerotech‘s 2-, 3- and 5-axis laser scan heads all benefit from this feature, which enables higher accelerations with less tracking error. Here, users see a significant enhancement in laser process throughput.

“The ESC feature increases the performance of all AGV laser scan head products without the user needing to change the trajectory or how the motion is commanded,” said Bryan Germann, Aerotech’s product manager for light manipulation.

In addition, Germann said, “Our customers need to push their scan head products to faster and more dynamic limits without decreasing precision. This upgrade enables productivity increases because units per hour can increase with no drop in quality.”

Laser Applications

A wide range of laser applications are already benefiting from ESC. Among them are as follows:

Percussive laser drilling for electronics & semiconductor applications

ESC delivers increased hole drilling efficiency with strict hole profile quality requirements. 

Laser cutting and micromachining of display glass for automotive and mobile applications

Increasing cutting velocity without sacrificing on-edge quality means higher throughput and steady quality yields.

Laser welding of medical devices

Furthermore, higher frequency wobble motion during welding profiles enables higher weld quality and minimizes post processing.

Leader in Precision Control, Automation

Since 1970, Aerotech Inc. has been the global industry leader in precision motion control and automation. Aerotech products support research and industrial organizations worldwide. Particularly, from standard positioning technologies and control systems to custom-designed automation systems.

Aerotech solutions enable manufacturing, testing, and inspection processes on a micrometer and nanometer scale. Primarily complement the needs of technology companies in industries such as aerospace, consumer electronics, and medical devices.

06 June 2024

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