Hexapods

A wide range of the most advanced hexapods to
help you positioning a payload of a few grams
to several tons with the best guarantees
of stiffness and accuracy

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HEXAPODS FOR SYNCHROTRONS

AN APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

The precision positioning hexapods of SYMETRIE are particularly adapted for the specific needs of synchrotrons.

Precision positioning of miscellaneous components :
– Samples
– Mirrors (including KB mirrors)
– Benders
– Vacuum chambers

High level of hexapod customization

METROLOGICAL PERFORMANCES

Thanks to our strong technical skills and competences in metrology, our hexapods have several advantages :

High resolution (MIM: minimum incremental motion)
High stability
High stiffness: it is possible to use the hexapod in any orientation (horizontal, vertical, upside down…) thanks to its very stiff design.

SOFTWARE

For nearly 15 years, SYMETRIE has improved its control software and has added features answering customers needs, such as :

Virtual pivot point configuration
Use of several coordinate systems (expression of the hexapod motions according to the machine, the sample…)
Definition of the hexapod workspace
Safety management
Hexapod control software easily integrable into a supervision environment such as EPICS, SPEC or TANGO (partly developed by SOLEIL synchrotron).

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