Object Positioning in Six Degrees of Freedom

Parallel-Kinematic Design – Travel Range to 500 µm / 1.5° – Nanometer Precision

Performing object movements in all six degrees of freedom is necessary in many applications. For example, the alignment of lenses in complex optical systems (e.g., smartphone cameras) or the positioning of optical fibers on silicon photonic components. New active alignment applications place higher demands on the positioning accuracy. Tolerances are not only limited to the three spatial directions, the angle accuracy comes into focus and so angle scans become necessary for example. The compact, parallel-kinematic P-616KLTS NanoCube serves all six degrees of freedom and opens up many new possibilities for the assembly and adjustment of demanding structures.

Positioning of Lenses in Six Degrees of Freedom

The requirements for camera systems in smartphones are continuously increasing. In addition to higher resolution, users expect a true optical zoom, sharp and distortion-free images, image stabilization, and much more. In order to meet these requirements, the individual elements of a lens must be aligned with high precision along the optical axis and with respect to each other. With the new P-616KLTS NanoCube with six degrees of freedom, completely new alignment strategies become possible to meet these requirements.

Key Features of the P-616KLTS NanoCube

  • 500 µm travel range in X, Y, and Z
  • Tip/tilt angle to 1.5° in θX, θY, θZ
  • Any pivot point
  • Complete parallel-kinematic design

E-712 Digital Piezo Controller

Modular digital controller for multi-axis piezo nanopositioning systems.

Range of Applications

Recommended Pages


White Paper

Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

Version / Date
WP4010E 2018-04
pdf - 1 MB
Version / Date
WP4010CN 2018-12
pdf - 786 KB

Press information kit - P-616

zip - 1 MB