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In December 2018, ADC completed the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of this 2-Axis Motion System for Elettra Sincrotone Trieste, the synchrotron facility in Italy. It was shipped on January 4th, 2019. 

This pair of motion stages was designed and built to hold a further set of stages which manipulate a sample for X-ray experiments.  The lift stage arrangement was select to produce a more compact total height than if a more conventional jack stage was placed directly under the hexapod.  Both stages are positioned using ball screws driven by stepper motors, with right-angle gearboxes to keep the overall size as small as possible.  Incremental linear encoders are installed to provide position feedback for the control system.