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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OPTICAL INSTRUMENT CALIBRATION

ZONDA hexapod 1

PROJECT CONTEXT

Thales Alenia Space (TAS) is one of the leading optical space instruments manufacturers in Europe.

A satellite that was sent to space cannot be repaired easily if needed after launch. This is why it is crucial that each product has zero defects.

CUSTOMER REQUEST

In order to be able to calibrate different optical components for several projects, Thales Alenia Space needs a flexible hexapod with a high payload capacity.

PROJECT SPECIFICITIES

Cleanroom ISO5 compatibility
Vacuum 10-6 mbar
Payload 400kg
Resolution less than 50 nm and high stability