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.