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Automated novel high-accuracy miniaturized positioning system for use in analytical instrumentation
Author(s): Konstadinos Siomos; John Kaliakatsos; Manolis Apostolakis; John Lianakis; Peter Duenow
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Paper Abstract

The development of three-dimensional automotive devices (micro-robots) for applications in analytical instrumentation, clinical chemical diagnostics and advanced laser optics, depends strongly on the ability of such a device: firstly to be positioned with high accuracy, reliability, and automatically, by means of user friendly interface techniques; secondly to be compact; and thirdly to operate under vacuum conditions, free of most of the problems connected with conventional micropositioners using stepping-motor gear techniques. The objective of this paper is to develop and construct a mechanically compact computer-based micropositioning system for coordinated motion in the X-Y-Z directions with: (1) a positioning accuracy of less than 1 micrometer, (the accuracy of the end-position of the system is controlled by a hard/software assembly using a self-constructed optical encoder); (2) a heat-free propulsion mechanism for vacuum operation; and (3) synchronized X-Y motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2629, Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229513
Show Author Affiliations
Konstadinos Siomos, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
John Kaliakatsos, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Manolis Apostolakis, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
John Lianakis, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Peter Duenow, Univ. of Rostock (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2629:
Biomedical Optoelectronics in Clinical Chemistry and Biotechnology
Stefan Andersson-Engels; Mario Corti; Ivan Kertesz; Norbert Kroo; Heinz P. Weber; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Stefan Seeger, Editor(s)

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