Alignment Turning Stations

Building cutting edge optics

High-precision centering, alignment and machining of mounted lenses and lens groups.
During alignment turning, the mount edge and the flange surfaces of mounted spherical, aspherical and cylindrical lenses are produced so that the axis of symmetry of the mount coincides with the optical axis of the lens. UV or IR lenses can also be processed with high precision. The ATS alignment turning machine combines the proven OptiCentric® centration measurement system with an ultra-precise turning machine. This makes it possible to adjust and control all relevant parameters while processing the mount, such as diameter of the mount or the distance of the lens from the contact surfaces of the mount. The high-precision measurement of decentering and the extremely accurate processing of the mount prevent cumbersome, iterative adjustment steps in the overall optical system. The intuitive operation results in operator-independent results during measurement and processing.

ATS 100

The compact alignment turning station

ATS 100 is optimized for the processing of lens systems with a diameter of up to 100 mm and a weight of up to 3 kg.

  • Automated alignment chuck
  • Reproducible manufacturing with a repeatability of better than 2.5 µm
  • Easy to clean via integrated chip extraction
  • Suitable for cycle time optimized processing of large batch sizes

ATS 200

The high-precision alignment turning station

ATS 200 is designed for processing small and medium-sized lenses in medium batch production.

  • Optional with hydrostatic spindle
  • Automated adjusting chuck
  • Great stiffness and thermal stability due to optimized granite base
  • Reproducible manufacturing with a repeat accuracy of better than 1.0 µm

ATS 400

The high-precision alignment turning station

ATS 200 is designed for processing small and medium-sized lenses in medium batch production.

  • Optional with hydrostatic spindle
  • Automated adjusting chuck
  • Great stiffness and thermal stability due to optimized granite base
  • Reproducible manufacturing with a repeat accuracy of better than 1.0 µm

Technical Data

Parameter ATS 100 ATS 200 ATS 200 UP
Machine type Mineral casting base Granite frame Granite frame
Spindle Aerostatic Aerostatic Hydrostatic
Workpiece diameter Up to 100 mm Up to 200 mm Up to 200 mm
Max. workpiece weight 3 kg 5 kg 5 kg
Workpiece material brass, aluminium, NiP-Steel brass, aluminium, NiP-Steel brass, aluminium, NiP-Steel, invar, titan, steel
Production accuracy Up to < 2.5 µm Up tp < 1.0 µm Up to < 0.5 µm
Dimensions
(h x w x d)
ca. 2.0 m x 1.0 m x 1.0 m ca. 2.20 m 1.55 m x 1.10 m ca. 2.20 m 1.55 m x 1.10 m
Weight approx. 1,400 kg approx. 2,500 kg
Type Stand alone Stand alone Stand alone

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