Adjusting optical lenses for zooming and focusing or the adjustment of mirrors in laser applications require maximum precision in the smallest possible installation space. Here, FAULHABER drive systems provide full functionality in compact form.
„Making the ordinary extraordinary”. The motto of British photographer Patrick Llewelyn-Davies puts it in a nutshell. In his photographs, he casts daily objects under a new light, giving them a very special aura. His secret is the innovative exposure technique that he uses to create a bridge from moving light painting to still life.
The corona pandemic has clearly demonstrated to the whole world just what a highly contagious virus can do. Tourists and travellers have unintentionally contributed to the spread of the disease. Detecting infected persons on arrival at airports is key in preventing a potential chain of infection. Here, thermal imaging cameras can make a decisive contribution. Motors from FAULHABER help these cameras capture precise images and measurement values in a fraction of a second.
Wherever there is electrical current, there are always electromagnetic pulses. They can have an extremely disruptive effect, e.g. on the ubiquitous electronic devices that surround us. This is why vehicle manufacturers, among other things, need to verify the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of their products. What's more, the vehicles themselves are packed full of sensitive electronics and are tested in specialised EMC labs. The conditions there are unpleasant for humans. Camera systems are used in order to keep an eye on everything during the tests. mk-messtechnik specializes in such systems. Inside the swivel heads of the camera system, motors from FAULHABER ensure exact positioning of the remote-controlled modules.
What is going on in the neighbourhood? We all want to know, whether we admit it or not. Applied to the whole of humanity and Earth, the question is: What is going on in the Milky Way? We know surprisingly little about this, because we literally have a hard time seeing the wood for the trees. But the MOONS project initiated by British astronomers aims to change this. Technology from FAULHABER will play an important role.
Lighthouses: The structures may appear old and dignifi ed, but the technology inside is modern and robust. Availability as well as low operating costs with long maintenance intervals are the decisive criteria when selecting lamps and the electromechanical design. Anyone who takes a look inside a lighthouse along the French coast has a good chance of experiencing drive technology from FAULHABER.
When Wilhelm Röntgen discovered and investigated the X-ray in the late 19th century, he was one of the few pioneers in the field who routinely used protective lead shields. He may not have known the precise reasons why, but he suspected that this kind of radiation was not good for human health – and his suspicions were well founded. Despite this, X-rays help to restore health as they are one of the most powerful instruments in medical diagnostics and, in many cases, are crucial for identifying the right course of treatment. When it comes to achieving the best imaging with the lowest possible X-ray dose, lenses made by Italian company Optec are almost inevitably involved. Their aperture, focus, filters and zoom are moved by FAULHABER motors.
If you turn on your pocket torch for just a second and point it towards the sky, your beam reaches all the way to the moon. How fast would you need to switch the torch on and off in order for the beam to be shorter than the thickness of a human hair? It's not something you could accomplish with your thumb, that much is certain. Ultra-short beams, or pulses, of this order of magnitude are emitted by so-called femtosecond lasers, which split the laser light into compressed, high-energy wave packets. They can be used to work on any material – from the cornea of the human eye to super-hard ceramics – with micron accuracy. The French manufacturer of precision devices, ISP System, produces the actuators with which the prisms, mirrors and fi lters in such high-performance lasers are precisely aligned so that the light pulses reach the right point with the right power. Reliable drive is ensured by the stepper motors from FAULHABER.
- Filter or Lens Actuation/Positioning
- Laser Alignments/Adjustments
- Mirror or Reflector Actuation/ Positioning
- Motorized Scopes (Tele-, Micro-, etc.)
- Radiation Diffraction equipment