The HXP100 has excellent rigidity, load capacity and positioning performance in a compact size.
The HXP100-MECA 6-Axis Hexapod offers a 20 kg centered load capacity and is controlled by the dedicated HXP100-ELEC hexapod controller/driver which is sold. This controller accurately masters the synchronized transformations from Cartesian input coordinates to the motion of the Hexapod legs. In addition, the HXP100-ELEC includes instrument grade I/O's, hardware based input triggers, event triggers, high-speed on-the-fly data acquisition, fast TCP/IP communication, and integrated TCL programming language for on-board processes. All these features improve accuracy and throughput, making the programmers life much easier. A common requirement for many Hexapod motion applications is a virtual pivot point for all rotations. The HXP-ELEC controller provides this as a standard feature and at Newport, we have taken this a step further. Not only can the Newport Hexapod relocate the pivot point, but through our advanced technology, the entire coordinate system can be relocated. In addition, two user-definable coordinate systems are provided, called Tool (moves with the Hexapod's top plate) and Work (stationary coordinate system). Incremental displacements are possible in either one of these Cartesian coordinate systems, and positions can be easily calculated from one system to the other by a function call. These powerful functions provide a completely new way of mastering Hexapod motions without the need for complex external coordinate transformations. Available in a vacuum version.
An HXP100-MECA must be ordered with an HXP100-ELEC controller.
A Hexapod is a parallel kinematic motion device that provides six degrees of freedom: X, Y, Z, pitch, roll, and yaw. Hexapods are ingenious and effective solutions to complex motion applications that require high load capacity and accuracy in up to six independent axes. Hexapods, in general, are high priced and complex devices that are difficult to implement. Newport Hexapods, on the contrary, are not only affordable but extremely easy to use and re-configure. Newport Hexapods are driven by six, industry-proven, high performance actuators using designs that leverage Newport's expertise in actuators. The quality of the actuators has obviously a strong impact on the overall motion performance of a Hexapod, but of almost equal importance are the joints connecting the actuators to the base and the moving top plate. Embracing this challenge, our engineers came up with a unique design of joints that are not only simple, but also provide significantly higher rigidity than ordinary universal joints. The result is a Newport Hexapod that provides more than five-times higher rigidity and twice the load capacity of other hexapods of similar size.Newport hexapods have other advantages in addition to stiffness. Two main advantages are two programmable pivot points (Tool and Work coordinate systems) and RightPathTM Trajectory Control. The locations of the Tool and Work Coordinate Systems can be changed via command, and all the transformations are automatically re-calculated without having to power down the controller. RightPathTM Trajectory Control enables scanning in a path along a defined trajectory, line, arc or rotation, with minimal runout and at a constant and definable speed.Hexapods having the image of being complex and highly priced, Newport Hexapods, on the contrary, are not only affordable but extremely easy to use and easily re-configurable.