ScannerMAX (Division of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.) Unveils New Compact-506 Galvo

ScannerMAX has released the all new Compact-506 galvanometer-based optical scanner, with a tiny but mighty design, ideal for compact medical devices and laser image projection.
By: Justin Perry - Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Nov. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- ScannerMAX, an emerging manufacturer of galvanometer based optical scanners and rotary actuators, today announced the release of the all new Compact-506 model optical scanner. This “tiny but mighty” Compact-506 optical scanner is perfect for applications where small package size, light weight and low cost are important.

In a recent interview, company President and CTO William R. Benner Jr. stated “We believe that the Compact-506 optical scanner will be extremely useful for companies manufacturing handheld medical devices and compact portable displays. These types of products require a scanner which is small and lightweight. Our Compact-506 fits the bill perfectly.”

Although the Compact-506 is very small, it is built upon ScannerMAX’s patented VRAD actuator platform, which gives the Compact-506 scanner significant performance advantages when compared to conventional galvos on the market currently. The Compact-506 features a very strong rotor construction and 6mm bearings, allowing it to move small mirrors as well as very large mirrors up to 1-inch in diameter.

The Compact-506 optical scanner also has a comparatively high coil impedance of 3 ohms, making it very easy to drive, even when power is limited. Moreover, being a members of the VRAD family, the mirror position is restored to a fail-safe when power is removed, due to the magnetic spring return action.

Benner went on to state “The fact that the body parts of the Compact-506 scanner are made from aircraft aluminum allows us to deliver an optical scanner whose weight is among the lightest of all galvanometer scanners ever made. Moreover, X-Y pairs can be made from sheet metal, solidifying this galvos position as the lightest available on the market currently. And finally, our torque-per-watt is unsurpassed for this package size... As a result, we came up with the slogan “Tiny but Mighty” to help explain the products performance advantages.”

Benner continued ... “Our vision with the ScannerMAX division is to manufacture the highest quality galvanometer-based optical scanning products possible, while still offering our clients an affordable price. The VRAD-506 optical scanner is a perfect testament to this guiding philosophy, and we look forward to seeing it used in the field.”

About the ScannerMAX Division of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.

ScannerMAX (a division of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.) is a emerging and award-winning manufacturer of galvanometer based optical scanners, rotary actuators, torque motors and rotary solenoids. Products made by ScannerMAX offer a significant performance advantage across a wide variety of applications, including laser materials processing, biomedical laser applications such as confocal microscopy and OCT, laser imaging and template pattern projection, as well as stereo lithography, image capture and other printing applications. For more information on ScannerMAX and the all new Compact-506 galvanometer-based optical scanner, visit, or follow the company on Facebook at

About Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.

Since 1986, Pangolin has earned it’s position as the world’s leading provider of software and hardware solutions for the laser display industry. In addition to laser control software and hardware, Pangolin also produces a patented silicon hybrid component called LASORB, which dramatically increases the lifetime of laser-diode-based products, by absorbing ESD and power surges. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 22 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 365 Artistic Awards for its clients. Pangolin’s products are used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bulls and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including DJ Tiesto, Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, Jay-Z, Kanye West, David Guetta, Skrillex,  the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others. With over 27 years of experience in the laser industry and a passion for innovation, Pangolin continues to release game-changing products to the market, which help their clients excel across a wide-variety of laser applications. More information on Pangolin can be found on their website ( You can also join them on Facebook at (

Justin Perry
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