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MOTION CONTROL VACUUM
Available now! New catalogue presents MOTION CONTROL VACUUM products. Most of our standard products are designed with vacuum applications in mind allowing us to easily convert our broad range of stages to be vacuum compatible.
New Facility for testing vacuum compatibility
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Time on Mars with MT-40 Space
Qualification data and guidlines for space use of ground equipments CHEMCAM is one of the 2 french contri-butions to Mars Science laboratory (MSL) instruments suite. CHEMCAM instrument functionality rely on an autofocus capability to precisely focus on the chosen target (1-9m from rover). The autofocus function is performed by a mechanism that translates the secondary mirror, with high repeatability, over the 15mm stroke and in the full applicable range of temperatures. A ground COTS translation stage ((fig.1) MICOS MT-40) has been chosen and modified to met mission requirements. This mechanism uses unusual components compared to what is chosen for high reliability space equipments in particular a screw/nut combination insuring the transmission function. It is designed to perform about 10.000 autofocus sequences during its lifetime.