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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.
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-
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-
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-