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Square One's Tri-Sphere is a fundamentally new type of positioning technology specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements
of 3rd and 4th generation synchotron light sources. The Tri-Sphere delivers precision adjustment in all six degrees-of-freedom while
providing rock solid stability.
Comprised exclusively of prismatic actuators, the Tri-Sphere is almost infinitely scalable and can generate large, highly asymmetric
By creating the Tri-Sphere's prismatic joints from miniature actuators,
we produce extremely compact six-axis positioners having nanometer-level resolution.
These incarnations are ideal for aligning small samples relative to an X-ray beam and
for rotating the samples while gathering data.
Single Crystals and Other Solid Samples Small Sample Changers In-Hutch KB Mirrors
Tri-Spheres sized to support medium loads can be readily configured for a wide range of applications.
Components can be supported from below or suspended from above, thus providing maximum operational
flexibility. Vacuum compatible systems can be built without compromising the Tri-Sphere's performance.
UHV Mirrors Beam Position Monitors Sample Environments Detectors
When called upon to support very heavy objects, the Tri-Sphere's vertical actuators are created
using high-precision ball screw jacks driven by DC stepper motors. By nesting these jacks within
the horizontal actuators, it is possible to create very low profile systems with large work envelopes
and exceptional resolutions. The inherent flexibility of the Tri-Sphere design allows systems to be
cost-effectively tailored to specific applications