Seeking innovative applications for optical modules

Nanomotion, the designer and manufacturer of innovative piezo-ceramic servomotors and controls, successfully launched its NanoLens and NanoZoom motor modules during 2006 to provide the enabling technology for high-quality autofocus and optical zoom in the latest mobile phone and PDA cameras. As a leading precision motion control equipment supplier and the UK distributor for Nanomotion, Heason Technologies is actively seeking other miniature sub-micron positioning applications where these products may be applied.

The miniature modules are based upon Nanomotion's standing wave inverse piezoelectric effect technology that delivers sub-micron resolution and accuracy for demanding linear and rotary positioning applications in both manufacturing and research for a wide range of market areas including semiconductors and electronics, lasers and photonics, MEMS and nanotechnology, biotech' and biomedical.

NanoLens modules provide autofocus accuracy down to 5um with cycle times of under 100ms in a package size of less than 10 x 10 x 8 mm. The products are manufactured in partnership with Nanomotion's sister company Nihon Mini Motor, both of which are part of the Johnson Electric Group.

NanoZoom is a packaged optical zoom module that typically provides a 3x zoom with a focal length of 5-15mm. Zoom speed is an incredible 100mm/s, which translates to a telephoto-to-wide move in less than 0.1s. Measuring just 13 x 14 x 23mm, the module provides sharp images by combining simultaneous two-axis (zoom and focus) moves, powered by a proprietary ASIC driver.

Applications support

Heason Technologies has a complete applications support service for the Nanomotion motor range and also represents an impressive list of global motion and positioning system manufacturers, as well developing and manufacturing its own range of precision rotary actuators and custom motion platforms.

The Company is sure that these exciting miniature positioning products can be applied to many other applications, delivering cost benefits from the massive mobile phone market where volume manufacture has helped to reduce unit costs to attractively low levels.

The technology could be applied to micro-miniature pumps and sensors, opto and medical imaging equipment, surgical tools, nanotechnology and MEMS devices and elsewhere.

Heason Technology Ltd

Motion Solutions Centre
Spring Copse Business Park
Slinfold
RH13 0SZ
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1403 792300

sales@heason.com

www.heason.com

More products
7 hours ago
What changes does the new machinery regulation bring?
As the machinery regulation replaces machinery directive 2006/42/EC, Dirk Meyer, specialist engineer solution architect at Eaton, looks at what is changing.
10 hours ago
Klüber Lubrication receives Schaeffler Supplier Award 2022
Schaeffler has awarded Klüber Lubrication with the Supplier Award 2022 in the field of quality. The jury emphasised in particular the global supplier's strong commitment to the compliance with quality standards.
14 hours ago
Essentra Components cuts energy usage by 15% globally
An innovative energy reduction initiative based on the concept of insulated jackets is helping industrial components manufacturer Essentra Components cut its energy usage when heating machine barrels by 15% and save CO2 emissions in the process.
1 day ago
Fluke addresses requirements to improve operational efficiencies
Rising energy costs and more stringent legislation guiding sustainable practices is spurring companies to re-evaluate processes and seek new tools and technologies to reduce waste and overcome challenges in today’s industrial environments.
4 days ago
7th axis robot in a welding application
An Igus 7th axis on a collaborative robot working alongside staff at German screening machine manufacturer Rhewum is helping to increase the workspace from 1300 to 5500mm.
4 days ago
Robust inductives position automotive workplace carriers on conveyor
An automotive manufacturer is relying extensively on the reliability of Contrinex’s robust and high-performance inductive sensors in the automated assembly of engines, where cylinder heads are transferred for mounting on the engine.
4 days ago
New Leuze plant in Malaysia begins operation
After a construction time of just 16 months, Leuze has opened its new production site in Malaysia. With immediate effect, Leuze sensors will be produced there for the international market.
4 days ago
Nord brings industry solutions to Drinktec trade fair
From 12 to 16 September 2022, the beverage and liquid food industry meets at the world leading drinktec trade fair in Munich. Nord Drivesystems will be presenting its solutions for the industry, which focus on energy efficiency and hygiene.
5 days ago
Stephenson Gobin celebrates 50 years
UK manufacturer Stephenson Gobin is celebrating 50 years in business, a milestone that shows its commitment to innovation in the motion control industry.
6 days ago
Join a free webinar on the smart factory journey
Ripley Solutions invites you to attend a free webinar, where solutions architect Paul Holding will talk you through the smart factory journey, a roadmap to connected manufacturing.

Login / Sign up