May 19, 2020

SPiiPlus Multi-Processor Architecture

May 13, 2020

One Parameter Tuning

Minimize Effort Spent on Servo Tuning

For OEM machine builders looking to minimize time and effort spent on tuning, ACS’ One Parameter Tuning is the answer. Part of the MMI Application Studio’s Adjuster Wizard tool, One Parameter Tuning automatically identifies the dynamic response of the motion axis and enables the user to optimize servo performance with a single parameter.

May 12, 2020

SinCos Encoder Compensation

Improve Accuracy with Adjustable SinCos Encoder Compensation

In ultra-high-resolution positioning applications, motion performance may be improved by optimizing the SinCos encoder amplitude, phase, and offset. Many ACS motion controller and drive solutions support this functionality along with software tools to simplify the optimization process.

May 11, 2020

Dynamic Feedback Switching

Increase Machine Accuracy and Reliability with On-the-Fly Feedback Switching

Motion axes in high-end Semiconductor and Flat Panel Display inspection and patterning systems can employ multiple feedback sources to achieve higher accuracy and longer travel. ACS motion controller and drive solutions have the ability to offer smooth on-the-fly switching between feedback signals, ensuring reliable operation of axes with multiple encoder scales and read heads.

May 10, 2020

Autofocus

Increase Machine Throughput With Advanced Dynamic Focus Control

Many high-tech inspection and laser processing applications require dynamic control of one or more Z-axes to maintain focus during XY motion. ACS motion controller and drive solutions provide the ability to incorporate autofocus sensor signals into sophisticated real time control algorithms, enabling higher machine throughput.

May 9, 2020

Servo Algorithm Customization

Optimize Motion System Performance With Application-Specific Algorithms

High-tech OEM machine builders need to push the limits of achievable accuracy and throughput. When requirements demand custom stage designs to meet aggressive performance targets, customized servo control algorithms can offer significant advantages. Please contact ACS about leveraging its core competency in servo control algorithms to enable your motion system to exceed its performance requirements.

May 8, 2020

Dual Loop Control

Enhance Accuracy and Dynamic Performance of Dual Loop Stages

Equipment builders use stages with dual-feedback sources to increase achievable motion accuracy and repeatability. ACS motion controller and drive solutions provide flexible dual-loop control options that enhance dynamic performance. These capabilities are not just limited to single axis use cases, ACS’ dual-loop control schemes can also be applied to multi-axis stages with multiple feedback sources including gantries and H-Bots.

May 7, 2020

Frequency Response Function Analyzer

Increase Throughput with Electromechanical Frequency Analysis and Optimization

ACS’ FRF Analyzer provides motion control engineers rich frequency domain measurement, analysis, and design capabilites to optimize the performance of motion control systems.

May 7, 2020

Duplicate Machine

Streamline Production Effort with Automated Controller Configuration

Duplicate Machine functionality reduces cost of ownership by allowing OEM machine builders to simplify and automate the controller configuration process in a production or field service setting. This feature consolidates the entire motion control system’s configuration files and parameters into a single directory, detects hardware inconsistencies during the saving and loading process, and can be initiated from the MMI Application Studio or a host application.

May 6, 2020

Soft Touch Landing

Maximize Throughput with Force-Controlled Soft Landing

Semiconductor, flat panel display, and electronics test and assembly equipment can involve repeated physical contact between highly sensitive instruments and devices under test. To achieve high rates of machine throughput, ACS motion controller and drive solutions offer unique capabilities that enable soft landing at high speed.