The NanoCeramic (NC) series from Queensgate offers high precision positioning in demanding applications. The sensor’s materials and construction make it suitable for use in ultra-high vacuum environments (to 1010 Torr), in a range of temperatures from cryogenic at 80 K/193 °C up to 423 K/150 °C.
The NC series offer measurement ranges from 20 µm to 1250 µm, with frequency responses up to 20 kHz – making it ideal for vibration monitoring and detecting noise in precision instrumentation. They ensure linearity down to 0.05% and measurement resolution as low as 7 pm (RMS) in a non-self-heating assembly and with selected designs suitable for UHV operation down to 10-9 Torr.
The devices are produced using military and aerospace-approved techniques to meet the exacting performance specifications required. A range of application-specific materials – including invar, stainless steel and aluminum – ensure thermal expansion is perfectly matched to the environment.
The Institute of Physics has published a full-length article about the development and uses of the NanoCeramic Series on the Physics World Website.
Learn more about the NanoCeramic Series on nanopositioning.com.