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Products

SmarAct develops, produces and distributes piezo-based high performance micro- and nanopositioners, advanced control systems and micro-tools.

Since 2005 SmarAct develops, produces and distributes piezo-based high performance micro- and nanopositioners, advanced control systems and micro-tools. SmarAct also offers complete miniaturized manipulation systems as well as a professional service. The compact positioning systems combine sub-nm resolution with a high straightness and travel ranges up to 1.5 m.
SmarAct has a broad background in several scientific fields with employees specialized in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, optics engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and bio-material science. The team covers the whole chain from research and development over production to distribution and service. SmarAct is able to react fast to almost any customers’ demands, when it comes to customization and complexity.

SmarAct’s Featured Products

 

PicoScale

PicoScale Interferometer

The new PicoScale Interferometer is a tool for displacement measurements. With this instrument position measurements in the picometer range become possible.

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Microassembly

Microassembly

SmarAct is well known to manufacture complex, customer-specific positioning and manipulation systems. This includes fully automated microassembly stations.

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Microscopy Stage

Microscopy Stage

When developing the SmarAct Microscopy Stage our aim was to produce a universal stage that can be fitted to microscopes of all major manufacturers.

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SmarGon

SmarAct SmarGon 6D Goniometer

SmarGon is an innovative and high precision multi-axis goniometer for crystal positioning and sample reorientation in macromolecular crystallography.

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Linear Positioners

Linear Positioners

Based on our patented piezo driving technology, we are offering several lines of linear positioners. Some of those positioners are shown in the following section.

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Micro-Grippers

Micro-Grippers

SmarAct grippers (SG) are suitable for both micro- and macroscopic applications. Easily exchangeable jaws make your investment future proof.

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Goniometers

Goniometers

Based on our piezo drive technologies, we are offering goniometers with different radii. The goniometers can be operated by any of our control units.

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Rotary Positioners

Rotary Positioners

SmarAct is offering different piezo-based rotary positioners with unlimited rotation. Some rotary positioners are based on four-point bearings.

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Opto-Mechanics

Opto-Mechanics

For opto-mechanical setups SmarAct offers a variety of piezo driven components like motorized iris diaphragms, tip-tilt mirror mounts and filter wheels.

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SmarPod

SmarPod

Based on our linear positioners, we have developed parallel-kinematic systems for manipulating objects in all six degrees of freedom, called „SmarPod“.

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Options

Non-Magnetic-Materials

Many of our positioners, especially the SLC- and SR-series, are also available in a complete non-magnetic version, including the necessary guideways. Typical materials are copper beryllium, titanium, ceramics and copper wires insulated with Teflon® or Kapton®. In most cases the dimensions remain unchanged and it is possible to integrate a micro- or nanosensor. Coated ceramics can also be used upon request.

Please add “-NM” to the order code for the non-magnetic version of the positioner or ask us for available customization.

Higher Blocking Force and Constant Force Springs

The blocking force is the maximum force that a positioner can apply to another object. For certain applications the blocking force required is higher than specified for our standard positioners. In this case the blocking force can be increased without changing the positioner’s outer dimensions.

To order positioners with increased blocking force please add “-D” to the order code of the positioner, e.g. “SLC-2445-D”.

If high constant loads shall be lifted a constant force spring can be integrated to counterbalance the high load. In some cases this does not even change the outer dimensions of the positioner or positioning system.

Customized Materials

SmarAct offers different materials for the base plates, guideways or connection elements. With our high expertise in fine mechanics we are capable to handle many different materials. Typical materials are aluminum, titanium and stainless steel.

Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the various options.

Guideways for Extended Lifetime

Positioners of the SLC-series and SGO-series are also available with an extended lifetime of the positioner compared to the standard version. The dimensions of the positioners remain unchanged and it is completely compatible with a micro- or a nanosensor.

To order this option, please add -Z to the order codes.

Low-Vibration Mode

For Ultra-high precision applications SmarAct offers a patented special lowvibration mode for our MCS control systems. This mode reduces vibrations, which occur due to the stick-slip driving principle. The resulting smooth motion enables the use of our standard positioners for demanding applications, like AFM measurements and biological experiments.

To order our control systems with the low vibration mode, the option -LV can be added to the MCS control systems.

Advanced Sensor Calibration

SmarAct’s unique advanced sensor calibration algorithm allows to increase the overall absolute accuracy of all our nano encoded positioners by compensating variations in the position sensors without the need of an external mapping device. This means our positioners can be used for applications with highest demands in absolute accuracy.