Alio Industries


ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line that includes Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems and mechanical bearing linear and rotary nano-precision systems for atmospheric, clean room and ultra high vacuum chambers all with TRUE NANO Positioning™. Industries served include semiconductor, biomedical, ink jet deposition, lithography, nano/micro machining, metrology & synchrotron.

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Alio Industries High Precision Motion Systems

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ALIO has introduced its new µII (micro II) product line to compete in the lower cost, lower precision micron (µm) world. Demands for low cost, mid-precision, reliable long travel stages influenced ALIO decision as well as our loyal customer base to move into this market. As with all ALIO products, this line was designed using ALIO’s uncompromising standards of “quality first” thus providing the customer with long term reliable operation.

These easily configurable stages can be used as a single axis, stacked in XY orientations or complete gantry operation. ALIO’s controls platforms are easily set up to handle the complex motion requirements for rigid gantry motion.

The µII recirculating ball rail bearing stage line comes standard in sizes of 100mm up to 1 meter thus providing the end user a solution for many applications.

Ball Rail Bearing with Linear Servo Motors

The product family of micron precision stages from 100 mm travels to 1 meter travel standard. OEM products will be considered as well as private labeling for companies wanting to have their name on the products in their system.

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piezosystem Jena

piezosystem jena is a world leading company in the development, design and engineering of piezo, piezo electrical actuator based positioning systems for micro- and nanopositioning and nano-automation. In addition to the positioning stages the company also offers optical fiber switches as well as the fitting electronics.

The vast experience in developing and manufacturing of nanopositioning systems, which can be also be called piezo motor, enables to provide special systems and also OEM manufacturing.

The piezo actuators and positioning stages are characterized by an unique precision in the range of nanometer, generate forces of serveral thousand Newton and realize precise positionings in micro seconds.


Thorlabs, a vertically integrated manufacturer, produces equipment for the photonics industry, including optomechanics, optics, laser diodes, tunable lasers, fiber optics, optical detectors, motion control equipment, and vibration isolation systems. In addition to core photonics equipment, Thorlabs also provides system-level and OEM solutions.

Thorlabs offer a wide range of DC motor, stepper motor, and piezo and manual adjusters for their extensive collection of stages and mounts.

New Scale Technologies: M3-L Micro Linear Actuator with Embedded Controller

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The New Scale Technologies  M3-L Micro Linear Actuator is a miniature high-resolution positioning system. It is a “smart” actuator with integrated driver and closed-loop controller inside the actuator.

This compact, powerful motion system helps OEM designers improve performance and reduce the size of instruments in a wide range of applications.

M3-L micro linear actuators add high-resolution positioning to portable and hand-held devices. They accept a 3.3 V supply and high-level input via standard serial interface.

We offer production-ready standard modules, as well as customized modules to fit your OEM application.

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New Scale Technologies: M3-FS and M3-F Focus Modules

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M3-FS and M3-F Focus Modules enable smaller instruments

New Scale Technologies M3-FS focus modules add high-resolution lens motion, with excellent dynamic stability, to the smallest embedded optical systems in handheld and portable instruments.

Each module is a complete closed-loop motion solution – including embedded controller – and requires no more space than a typical fixed lens mount. Very low power is needed to move the lens and zero power is needed to hold the lens in any position, making the M3-FS ideal for battery-powered devices.

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New Scale Technologies: M3-RS Rotary Smart Stage with Embedded Controller

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M3-RS-U Rotary Smart Stage: Rotary micro stage with built-in closed-loop controller is the easy, all-in-on solution for embedded micro motion.

New Scale rotary micro stages and positioning modules feature our patented piezoelectric motors along with integrated position sensors, bearings, drive electronics and embedded firmware.

These “smart stages” have all electronics integrated into the compact rotary micro stage – no external controller required. Along with smallest system size, this makes for fastest, easiest integration into your handheld and portable systems.

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New Scale Technologies: M3-LS Linear Smart Stage

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The New Scale Technologies  M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage with built-in controller. It is designed for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems.

This “smart stage” has all drive electronics integrated right into the compact stage housing – no external board needed! It offers unmatched precision, stability and ease of use.

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New Scale Technologies: Precision focus for the smallest OEM cameras in handheld, portable and mobile instruments.

This is the developer’s kit for New Scale Technologies new, high-precision M3-FS focus module for OEM system designers. It’s a miniature focus system that you can use in your new handheld, portable and mobile devices. The developer’s kit allows you to easily evaluate the M3-FS Focus module performance using your PC and New Scale Pathway software.

M3 Focus Modules add precision focus to cameras in miniaturized instruments. They accept a 3.3V supply and simple high-level commands from your system processor. No external control board is needed.

Enquire about our Demonstration System now available for obligation free trial.

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New Scale Technologies: VIDEO: M3-RS-U-360 Rotary Microstage Developer’s Kit

Rotary micropositioning stage is only 12 mm diameter including embedded controller

This New Scale Technologies M3-RS-U-360 piezoelectric microstage offers 360 degrees continuous rotation at up to 1,100 degrees/second with an accuracy of 0.25 degrees.

As with all M3 modules, the piezoelectric micro motor and all drive electronics are completely integrated in the tiny stage housing. There is no external control board, making it fast and easy to integrate into OEM instruments.

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