P3: 3-Axis XYZ 25x Flexure Nanopositioning Stage

I3000 Manual

Feature Summary

  • Patented Inline actuators provide ease of access and multiple unit workstations.
  • Patented 25x Ratio Drive™ system affords superior resolution for far less cost.
  • Small footprint allows multiple unit workstations.
  • Onboard controller for actuators avoids high cost of separate motion controllers.
  • Damped exterior shell design provides superior vibration and touch insensitivity.
  • Lightweight aluminum construction allows system to be moved easily by other motion equipment.
  • High mechanical stiffness affords rugged and stable base system.
  • Patented linear dual flexure Z offers frictionless repeatable straight travel.
  • Dual flexure Yaw and Pitch stages provide extreme resolution without arc error.

With positioning this easy... the possibilities are endless.

Overview

Superior Performance

Imagine a positioning system so stable and easy to adjust that singlemode optical fiber alignment is as simple as tuning a radio! No need to let go of the micrometers while adjusting - the I3000 is extremely touch insensitive. And with the patented ergonomic inline design, all the micrometers are easily accessible on one side - just rest your hand comfortably on the table and enjoy the ease and efficiency of quickly aligning any type of fiber. No fiber alignment challenge is too difficult - even 1-2 micron core lensed fibers can easily be aligned. This is possible because of the radical departure from conventional design.

Innovation

The Luminos I3000 benefits from our patented Ratio Drive™  while all other stages are direct-drive. A standard micrometer, which has about 1/3 the backlash of a differential micrometer, is further improved by the 25x Ratio Drive™  resulting in a backlash of only 20 nanometers and an incredible single-sided resolution of just 1 nanometer!

The I3000 is extremely vibration and temperature insensitive. In an ordinary lab without an optical table, normal temperature fluctuations result in only 0.03 dB variation with no drift in a typical singlemode alignment for over a month.

Automation

I3000 Automated If you require more travel available at the actuator on the X & Y axes, consider the I3005.

With this advanced design, upgrading to automation is easy and inexpensive. Our standard, low cost stepper motor option provides the I3000 with a resolution of 4 nanometers and a 1/2 millimeter of travel on the X and Y axes. An additional 2 millimeters of manual travel is still available using the coarse adjustments. If you require more travel to be available using the actuator, consider the I3005. The Z axis provides a larger ½ inch (12.5mm) travel on the focal axis and a resolution of 100 nanometers.

A kit (Part#:ACTKIT) is required for each automated positioner. It includes a software CD, a power adapter, a USB serial port adapter (in case your PC has no serial ports available) and the necessary cables. The CD includes ActiveX/COM software which provides a simple interface from LabVIEW 6i/8+/2010, Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ 6.0, or any .NET language.

The Challenge

Guarantee

So why not take the Luminos Challenge? If you buy a manual I3000, we will give you 30 days to prove to yourself that this is the world's most accurate and easy-to-use 3 Axis stage. If you are not convinced, you can return it for a full refund. Join our list of satisfied customers who are truly amazed by the Luminos I3000.

Accessories

With accessories ranging from fiber array holders to contact sensors, Luminos can get you out-fitted and up-and-running quickly on your applications.

Base Price (USD): $2565.86
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P3 - X1 - X2 - X3 - X4 - X5 - X6 - X7 - X8
Option Description Price (USD)
X1: Z-Axis Actuator
M Imperial Micrometer $0.00
MM Metric Micrometer $0.00
L
Large Radius Imperial Micrometer
Large knob for easier fine adjustments (imperial).
$0.00
LM
Large Radius Metric Micrometer
Large knob for easier fine adjustments (metric).
$44.32
D Differential Imperial Micrometer $555.16
B Stepper, Long Life, 0.2µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,140.64
A Stepper, Fine Travel, 0.1µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,343.58
X2: X-Axis Actuator
M Manual Micrometer $0.00
B Stepper, Long Life, 0.2µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,140.64
A Stepper, Fine Travel, 0.1µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,343.58
X3: Y-Axis Actuator
M Manual Micrometer $0.00
B Stepper, Long Life, 0.2µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,140.64
A Stepper, Fine Travel, 0.1µm microstep, RS-232 Onboard Controller $1,343.58
X4: XY Coarse Adjust
1
40 pitch set screw
A flush set screw that gives 1/40 inches per revolution.
$0.00
2
40 pitch thumbscrew
A small knob that gives 1/40 inches per revolution at the output. Allows easy adjustment of the coarse control.
$25.66
2A
40 pitch thumbscrew with ext. for XY steppers
A small knob that gives 1/40 inches per revolution at the output. Allows easy adjustment of the coarse control. The X and Y actuators require an extension to leave enough room to access the knobs.
$139.96
X5: XY Linear Motors
N None $0.00
X6: Mounting Axis
H
Horizontal
The positioner is set up to be balanced in the horizontal and upright position. (This is the default configuration)
$0.00
V
Vertical
The postioner is set up to be balanced with the micrometers pointing up. This configuration requires more preload on the Z-axis.
$0.00
X7: Side Damper
N None $0.00
D
Included
Side damper installed. Quiets vibration in the Y axis.
$293.91
X8: Units
SI
Metric
Metric Mounting Plate
$0.00
I
Imperial
Imperial Mounting Plate
$0.00

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Specifications

Travel
Axis Actuator1 Coarse Total
Z - focus 12.7mm (0.5") N/A 12.7mm (0.500")
Y - vertical 0.5mm (0.02") 2mm (0.080") 2.5mm (0.1")
X - lateral 0.5mm (0.02") 2mm (0.080") 2.5mm (0.1")
Setability (Micrometer)
Axis Resolution2 Movement/Division
Z 0.25 micron (10µ-inch) 0.001"
Y 10nm (0.4µ-inch) 1µm
X 10nm (0.4µ-inch) 1µm
Resolution (Stepper Motor)
Axis Resolution Total Steps
Z 100nm (4µ-inch) 128 000
Y 4nm (0.16µ-inch) 128 000
4nm (0.16µ-inch) 128 000
Stage Configuration & Arc Error Motion
Axis  Flexure Type Drive Type Arc Error
Z  Dual Direct Drive None - True Linear Motion
Y  Single 25x Ratio Drive™ Max 30µm - Arc Error in Z only
X  Single 25x Ratio Drive™ Max 30µm - Arc Error in Z only
Linear Stiffness
Along Axis Stiffness Comments
Z 1600 kN/m measured at the center of the mounting plate
Y 1000 kN/m
X 260 kN/m
Torsional Stiffness
About Axis Stiffness Comments
Z - roll 900 Nm/rad measured at the center of the mounting plate
Y - yaw 1300 Nm/rad
X - pitch 1500 Nm/rad
Maximum Load
Static Load Transient Load Comments
2.2 lbs (1kg) 10 lbs (4.5kg) stage must be protected from shock loading during transport and usage
Physical Properties
Specifications Comments
Construction Aluminum 6061 & 7075 - T6 anodized
Weight 1.0kg Approximate
Body Dimensions 4.50"  x 1.75" x 3.80" LxWxH excluding micrometers
Mounting Height 3.94"  Base to top of mounting plate
Mounting Config. 0.26" dia. holes 1.00" x 4.00" centers3
  1. 'Actuator' refers to a micrometer or stepper motor.
  2. Operator dependent
  3. Compatible with 1.00" grid optical tables, units mount on 2" intervals with 0.25" allowance for routing of cables etc.

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