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In comparison to stacked stages, HXP Hexapods offer an easy, elegant solution to complex, multi-axis motion in a compact construction. Its dedicated firmware simplifies the programming of complex motion through the use of two coordinate systems and automatically computes coordinate transformations for straightforward programming of motion.
To test out all our hexapods in simulation mode please click here for Hexaviz Simulation Software.
For more information on our hexapods see Hexapod Guide .
Program up to two virtual pivot points without calculating coordinate system transformations or powering down the controller. The two virtual pivot points are origins of the two definable coordinates systems: Tool, which moves with the top plate, and Work, which is a stationary reference. This allows the user to conceptualize how the sample and tool are manipulated. For this 6-axis device, complex motion is simplified for easy user program development.
Each Newport Hexapod model differentiates itself with its own unique joint system which improve position stability under load. When compared to other hexapods of similar size, Newport hexapods have more than five-times the rigidity and twice the load capacity provided by either the spherical or cardan joint design.
Hexapods are ingenious and effective solutions to complex motion applications that require high load capacity and accuracy in up to six independent axes. Parallel kinematic motion devices provide six degrees of freedom (X, Y, Z, pitch, roll, and yaw) in a compact solution to multi-axis positioning. As an alternative to stacking multiple stages, hexapods have no moving cables, are lower in overall cost, and offers error compensated motion.
The Hexapod's top plate is driven by six, synchronized, high performance actuators with encoder feedback at the leadscrew nut to providing precise MIM, low backlash and fast speed.